Re: Re: NCAD move
I am sure the NCAD board have their reasons for wanting to move from their current location but a move to the suburbs will in no way enhance the college.
I am currently studying as an ACCS student in the IADT (an art college in the ‘burbs). Outside of the college itself the area is culturally desolate. A trip to a gallery or museum is a major undertaking. The social life of the day students, in the context of the college at any rate, appears to be rather poor. There is little in the area that would provide stimulus to an aspiring art student. The UCD campus would fair little better. It cannot match the vibrancy and variety of the city centre to stimulate and encourage art students or provide the ready access to the galleries and museums that a staple source of influence for artists and students alike.