Media at NCAD is about contemporary art with an emphasis on lens and digital media. Our three main areas of teaching and research are Photography, Moving Image and Digital Spaces. In each of these fields we support art making that is built on critical engagement with relevant discourses and methodologies.

Photography is an important and constantly evolving field within visual art, including the new ‘post-photographic’ dimensions of today’s culture. We emphasise learning through processes of making, presenting and distributing photographic images in their multiple and expanded forms. Moving Image work is supported in our video area, which includes green screen facilities and an editing suite equipped for HD production and testing. A range of analogue and digital animation methodologies are also supported. Our involvement with Digital Spaces is twofold. It engages with the virtual world, produced and experienced through digital software and hardware, such as the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform. It also involves the actual world – where physical spaces are augmented and altered by digital interactive technologies such as sensors, triggers, screens, projections and audio elements.

Undergraduate students in the department study on the BA in Fine Art (Media). Postgraduates study on both the MFA Digital Art and MFA Fine Art.