Creative Futures Academy is a ground-breaking partnership between three leading creative institutions: NCAD, UCD and IADT. Together we are creating new learning experiences that offer you more flexible access to courses than ever before and are responsive, open and iterative.

Drawing on our collective expertise, together with that of our industry partners and growing body of alumni, we are excited to present an evolving range of opportunities, reshaping the future with you as we go. You’ll always find something new at the CFA, so sign up now to be the first to hear of the next and newest opportunities.

Who can apply for CFA courses?

We welcome learners at all stages of their careers and learning journeys. Each course will have its own requirements that will be listed in the course specifications. Please check the course you are interested in to see its minimum requirements.

Are courses accredited and at what level?

We offer a range of courses: short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate. Short courses may be offered for ‘audit’ only. This means that credits are either optional or do not apply. The specification for individual courses will provide further details on accreditation.

Where are CFA courses located?

Courses are delivered by each of our three partner institutions (IADT, NCAD & UCD); our courses will be delivered on-campus at the institution leading the course, or an associated location (e.g. one of our industry partners). Courses may also be offered online.

What formats are CFA courses available in?

We offer a range of formats that include: online, in-person and blended (a mix of online and in-person).  Individual course specifications will provide further details on the course delivery format.


Why CFA?

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