About CADi

The CADi training programme is designed to give you not only the practical skills but also hands on experience in your chosen discipline.

Participants can choose an area of interest including: photography, film, design, events, sound and perform.

The programme is delivered with a mix of residential training weekends and group work evenings from September–December, then culminating in a media festival in January the following year. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete an Internship Programme from January–June. Successful candidates will take part in a graduation ceremony in June

CADi is delivered in partnership with the Education Authority Youth Service.

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CADi music practice session
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How to Apply

You don’t need any formal qualifications for this programme, just have the thirst to learn and be prepared to collaborate with others and step out of your comfort zone.

You must be aged between 14–18 and a resident of Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland.

Courses commence in September each year. Applications for September 2023 are now open, deadline Monday 7 August 2023.

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CADi filming session
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Virtual Exhibition

Take a walk through our virtual exhibitions from last years CADi students from across Northern Ireland.

On show is a variety of photography, graphic design and illustration.

Click links below to explore each exhibition and you can stroll through or click into each piece to see more detail.

CADi East — Belfast

CADi South West — Armagh

CADi North — Ballymena

Student work from 2021
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