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Creative Futures Summer Updates

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Creative Futures Summer Updates


At CFA, we are looking forward to the summer season! Following on from the success of our recent Graduate shows at IADT (30 May - 5 June) and NCAD (7 - 15 June) we continue to recruit learners for host of courses both new and refreshed across the summer and on into the new academic year and 2025! Take a look at the courses on offer below!

Upcoming Programmes - up to 80% off fees across a range of courses*
Autumn 2024
Please check the website for updates, note that some dates and fees are yet to be announced.
- Certificate in Speculative Design Futures. Fees: €550* / €1,100
- Certificate in Data Visualisation. Fees: €220* / €1,100
- Certificate in Digital Post Production, Games Design. Fees: €550* / €1,100
- Certificate in Design Thinking. Fees: €660** / €1,100
- Certificate in Writing TV Drama. Fees: € 1,020** / € 1,700
- Certificate in Fundamentals in UX Experience Design. Fees: €660** / €1,100
- Professional Diploma in  Art & Design Research. Fees: €1,100* / €2,200
- Professional Certificate in Art and Ecology. Fees: €120/€600
- Professional Diploma in Art and Ecology,  Fees: €440*/€2,200
- Professional Certificate in Introduction to Art and Design Research
- Professional Certificate in Sustainable Exhibition Making. Fees: €120*/ €600
- Professional Certificate in Creative Diversity. Fees: €300* / €600
- Professional Certificate in Digital Making. Fees: €600
Professional Diploma in Service Design. Fees: €1,452* / €2,200 
- Professional Certificate in Creative Hospitality. Fees: € 600
- Certificate in Critical Design Philosophies, Fees: €550* / €1,100
Certificate in Creative Development For Unscripted Television Online, Fees: €600* / €1,100
- Certificate in Producers as Leaders for Unscripted TV, Fees: €600* / €1,100
- Certificate in Introduction to XR / Immersive Storytelling. Fees: € 550* / € 1,100
Certificate in Digital Art in Contemporary Making Contexts, Fees: € 300* / € 600  

2024 / 2025 BA Programmes
Apply via CAO
- Creative & Cultural Industries, UCD
- 3D Animation, IADT 2024 / 2025

MA Programmes
- Writing for Stage & Screen, UCD
- Design 4 Change, IADT
- Art & Social Action, NCAD
- Service Design, NCAD
- Circular by Design, NCAD

2025 Short Courses 
Please note not all dates are finalised and may be subject to change.
- Professional Certificate in Design for Climate Action. Fees: €120* / €600 
- Professional Certificate in Typographic Futures. Fees: €300* / €600 
- Certificate in Radio and Podcast Production.  Fees: €550* / €1,100 
- Certificate in Immersive Sound Design for Film. Fees: €550* / €1,100
- Certificate in Digital Sculpting. Fees: € 550* / €1,100 
- Certificate in Production Management TV; non Fiction.  Fees: €700
- Professional Diploma in Fashion Communication. €1,100* / €2,200
- Professional Diploma in Art and Health. Fees: €1,100* / €2,200
- Professional Certificate in Circular by Design. Fees: €120* / €600

*Funding available 
Visit our course page here
For more information on Human Capital Initiative HCI Pillar 3 Micro-Credentials Subsidy funding click here
Women and Craft in Irish Film @ Galway Film Fleadh 2024

CFA is delighted to support this year’s Galway Film Fleadh which launched its 2024 festival programme this week. As part of the festival events, CFA@IADT will host a panel of women film practitioners from the craft areas of Irish cinema - costume design, cinematography, editing and post-production - to tell their stories and share their experiences on Saturday 13th July at The Galmont Hotel from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Panelists include Tríona Lillis (Costume Designer), Aisling Wallace Byrne (Costume Designer), Eleanor Bowman (Cinematographer), Michelle Connolly (Editor), Aine Moriarty (IFTA) and will be chaired by Dr. Díóg O’Connell, Lecturer, IADT in Film & Media Studies. All are welcome to attend!
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Art and the City - Call for Participants!

Recent graduates and artists in the fields of visual art, theatre, architecture and urban design are invited apply for Art and the City a once off programme curated and led by artist Michelle Browne to consider the role of art in the city.

A selected group of 12 participants will explore an archive of temporary site specific works made in and for Dublin city over the past 30 years to question how we understand the city, how the city shapes our lives and how we shape the city.

Apply now
CFA and Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet collaboration

We are delighted to announce our 2nd year of collaborating with Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet to offer special membership rates to learners for 2024/2025 across our CFA institutions - NCAD & IADT. This collaboration means we can offer a special rate to successful applicants (employed / freelance / sole traders that are ROI residents) for the below CFA courses:

CFA and Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet both have a shared focus in designing, developing and delivering responsive, flexible and relevant skills development programmes to address the ongoing needs of the cultural and creative sectors. 

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Creative Boardroom - CO-DESIGN

Our fifth session of Creative Boardroom: Collaborate4Climate CO-DESIGN took place in Northern Ireland on Tuesday 25th June at the offices of Invest NI in central Belfast.

In this session, the Chartered Directors focused on all the knowledge and skills they have gained these past few months and discussed how best to enact them at a boardroom level.

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Makers & Creators - CFA Podcast Series

In case you missed them, we have released 5 episodes of our Makers & Creators CFA Podcast series and are just about to release our last one tomorrow! Our last podcast of this series will be dropped across our socials tomorrow so listen out!
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Featured Courses
MA in Circular By Design - Currently recruiting 

About Us 

Creative Futures Academy is a ground-breaking partnership between three leading creative institutions: NCAD, UCD and IADT. Together we offer new skills, fresh networks and opportunities for learning throughout your life and career.

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