Design History & Material Culture
The MA in Design History & Material Culture (DHMC) is a broad and flexible taught postgraduate programme within the School of Visual Culture at NCAD. It is unique in Ireland in its focus on designed objects, buildings, spaces and systems and their critical, theoretical, historical and social contexts. It is taught in close partnership with the National Museum of Ireland.
MA Design History and Material Culture - AD456
A taught masters prorgamme that provides a dynamic platform for the study of the material world in its historic and contemporary contexts. Open to graduates from varied backgrounds. Offered full time and part time.
Educational Standard - All Masters Programmes
An approved Bachelor degree at minimum level of 2nd class honours.
Applicants who do not meet the mimimum academic entry requirements may be considered on the basis of prior work or learning experience (RPEL). Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination set by the relevant department before being accepted to a Masters degree programme. Attendance at selected undergraduate lecture courses at NCAD, together with related written work may be prescribed.
The proprity deadline for receipt of applications to postgraduate programmes starting in Sept. 2022 is Thursday 31st March 2022.
Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship (where applicable) must submit their application before the priority deadline.
International applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the priority deadline.
After the priority deadline, NCAD will operate a rolling closing date for postgraduate applications for 2022 - 23. Applications will be reviewed on receipt, and offers will be sent on a rolling basis. A waitlist will apply to over-subscribed courses.
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1. A Statement of Interest - 300-500 words framing your reasons for applying to the programme
2. A recent CV
3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed
4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.
5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)
6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)
Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.
7. A sample of written work - essay, published article or other relevant text.
90 ECTS credits / Taught masters
Offered full time and part time.
To find out more about the entry requirements, application process and tuition fees visit - www.ncad.ie/study-at-ncad.ie
Post Course Info
After Your Degree
The programme consistently receives excellent feedback from both external examiners and students. Students on the programme have received internationally recognised awards for their work and many have gone on to pursue doctoral research at NCAD and elsewhere. Graduates have published their work in peer reviewed journals and many are working within education (second and third level), art/design practice, galleries, museums, historic houses, film, theatre, publishing and government bodies responsible for arts/craft promotion.