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IADT Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology

Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: A96 KH79

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Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, IADT is alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Explore what’s on offer, and we hope you’ll decide that IADT is the perfect place for your third level adventure.

We believe in the future at IADT. As you’ll see from the exciting range of courses on offer, we have earned our unique reputation as Ireland’s leading creative, cultural and technological higher education provider.

We are proud that our courses offer excellent teaching and learning opportunities to all students. We believe in the power of connecting, collaborating and creativity. That’s why our unique new Digital Media Building (opening 2020) will be at the forefront of innovation and technology, and a pioneer in education for the emerging digital industries.

With a reputation for being innovative, technologically savvy and resourceful, our graduates are fully prepared for a life in the creative, cultural and technological industries. From Art, Visual Communication Design, Applied Psychology, and Creative Computing, to Arts Management, New Media Studies and Entrepreneurship, across all our courses our students learn from talented, committed staff who are strong on research and industry practice, and benefit from the support of industry and cultural partners such as IBM, Intel and IMMA.

IADT is also home to the National Film School, Ireland’s centre of excellence for education and training in film, design for stage and screen, animation, and broadcasting. Make your next move in education with IADT – and discover what your future holds.

Advanced Photoshop course

This Advanced Photoshop course will appeal to individuals with basic or intermediate knowledge and skills in Adobe Photoshop and image editing software. The course aims to teach participants the techniques necessary to create, manipulate and edit professional quality images with skill and precision.  The participants will be taken through the entire post production process of…

Animation Portfolio Course | Afternoon

This Animation Portfolio course is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree in Animation. Students will be given a broad introduction to the subject with the view to creating suitable portfolios for entry into third level. There will be strong emphasis on notebook and research work for character development. Students will be taught…

Animation Portfolio Course | Morning

This Animation Portfolio course is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree in Animation. Students will be given a broad introduction to the subject with the view to creating suitable portfolios for entry into third level. There will be strong emphasis on notebook and research work for character development. Students will be taught…

Digital Photography Beginners

This hands-on Digital Photography Beginners course will guide you through the fundamentals of photography and is designed to help you get the most out of your bridge or DSLR camera while developing your creativity. This course is ideal for participants who want to move away from shooting in Auto so that you can get the…

Digital Photography Intermediate

This hands-on Digital Photography Intermediate course will guide you through the fundamentals of photography and is designed to help you get the most out of your bridge or DSLR camera while developing your creativity. This course is ideal for participants who want to move away from shooting in Auto so that you can get the…

Drawing Skills Workshop | Evening Class

This Drawing Skills Workshop course is designed for students who wish to develop their skills in drawing. Working from a selection of still life set-ups and personal objects, students will learn the fundamental stages of drawing from observation. Students will become familiar with drawing techniques using a variety of approaches and media. This course will…

Drawing Skills Workshop | Saturday Afternoons

This Drawing Skills Workshop course is designed for students who wish to develop their skills in drawing. Working from a selection of still life set-ups and personal objects, students will learn the fundamental stages of drawing from observation. Students will become familiar with drawing techniques using a variety of approaches and media. This course will…

Portfolio Preparation course | Monday Evenings

This Portfolio Preparation course is designed for prospective 3rd level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. A high proportion of students in this class will be applying for CAO college entry in 2019. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how to use…

Portfolio Preparation | Friday Evenings

This Portfolio Preparation course is designed for prospective 3rd level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. A high proportion of students in this class will be applying for CAO college entry in 2020. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how to use…

Portfolio Preparation | Saturday Afternoon

This Portfolio Preparation course is designed for prospective 3rd level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. A high proportion of students in this class will be applying for CAO college entry in 2019. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how to use…

Portfolio Preparation | Saturday Morning

This Portfolio Preparation course is designed for prospective 3rd level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. A high proportion of students in this class will be applying for college entry in 2020. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how to use research notebooks,…

Portfolio Preparation | Wednesday Evenings

This Portfolio Preparation course is designed for prospective 3rd level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. A high proportion of students in this class will be applying for CAO college entry in 2019. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how to use…

Certificate Critical Research (Foundation, Futures + Skills)

Traditionally, research approaches could be categorised in ways such as science, humanities or art practice-based research. Increasingly, inter- and multi-disciplinary movements are calling for more collaboration between these areas, while preserving an empirical (evidence-based) approach. What will I be doing? This Certificate provides an overview of the empirical research process, theories and methods so as…

Certificate Fundamentals of User Experience Design

Explore how the core elements of user experience (UX) design can be used to create more effective, engaging and enjoyable digital media interactions. What is it? User experience design uses research, design skills and usability testing to enhance the ways in which a user can interact with a digital product. It involves varied activities, including…

MA Art + Research Collaboration

The Art + Research Collaboration (ARC) programme is a practical taught Masters delivered over 18 months in Dublin city centre. The programme connects art with many other disciplines and was developed in consultation with project partners Dublin City Arts Office, led by the LAB, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) and the Irish Museum of Modern…

MA Creative Production + Screen Finance

This programme will preach art but teach commerce, training creative and entrepreneurial producers not how to make a movie but how to get a movie made. The MA in creative production is aimed at individuals who have a strong idea for a film, documentary, drama or TV series and want to learn the intricacies of…

MA Digital Broadcast Production for Radio + Television

This one-year production-centered course is for graduates of any discipline who want practical production skills in radio, online and television broadcasting plus a deep understanding of the broadcast industry today. You will gain hands on experience in our state-of-the-art TV and Radio studios from lecturers who are active in industry and you will get a…

MA Interdisciplinary Design Strategies

Our Interdisciplinary Design Strategies MA aims to give designers and non-designers alike an in-depth knowledge of integrated design strategies and the skills to leverage design in the pursuit of organisational change and sustainable innovation. The programme offers powerful, collaborative design skills which our graduates utilise to achieve co-created solutions which engage everyone and forge progressive…

MA Screenwriting for Film + Television

This MA gives writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay. About the MA in Screenwriting The MA in Screenwriting is the longest running and was the first MA of its kind in the country. It employs the very best…

Master of Business - Cultural Event Management

Cultural Event Management This Master of business in Cultural Event Management (Level 9 – 90 credits) addresses the specific needs of the Cultural and Creative industries. The business modules are contextualised to the cultural sector and you will develop core business skills in event management. What is Cultural Event Management? The CCI sector is regarded…

Master of Business - Digital Entrepreneurship

This Master of Business in Digital Entrepreneurship (Level 9 – 90 credits) will develop your essential digital knowledge and give you the skills to set up and succeed as an entrepreneur in the online environment or work in a large organisation. What is it? An entrepreneur is someone who transforms an idea for an enterprise or…

MSc Cyberpsychology

MSc Cyberpsychology Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. It examines the online world and its impact on human behaviour. Cyberpsychology is an essential area of expertise for anyone who wishes to make the most of online technologies for commercial, educational, organisational or other reasons. Cyberpsychology…

Postgrad Diploma in Business - Digital Entrepreneurship

This postgraduate diploma in business in Digital Entrepreneurship (Level 9 – 60 credits) will develop your essential digital knowledge and give you the skills to set up and succeed as an entrepreneur in the online environment or work in a large organisation. What is it? An entrepreneur is someone who transforms an idea for an enterprise…

Postgrad Diploma in Cultural Event Management

his postgraduate diploma in business in Cultural Event Management (Level 9 – 60 credits) addresses the specific needs of the Cultural and Creative industries. The business modules are contextualised to the cultural sector and you will develop core business skills in event management. What is Cultural Event Management? The CCI sector is regarded as a…

Postgraduate Diploma in User Experience Design

This Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design in partnership with Software Skillnet has been created for professionals working in companies across the software and technology sectors. Develop your knowledge and skills to design effective, engaging and enjoyable user experiences. If you want to expand your technical, creative and strategic skills with an industry-led qualification whilst continuing to work…

User Experience Design

This Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design in partnership with Software Skillnet has been created for professionals working in companies across the software and technology sectors. Develop your knowledge and skills to design effective, engaging and enjoyable user experiences. If you want to expand your technical, creative and strategic skills with an industry-led qualification whilst continuing to work…

3D Design, Model- making + Digital Art

With three equally valuable areas of study, on this course you will learn the techniques to ensure you thrive in the modelmaking industry and a variety of creative practices. Graduates design and create 3D and digital representations of ideas and concepts in a variety of contexts such as film, gaming, architecture, exhibitions and street theatre.…

Animation

Want to be an animator? Learn to set things in motion, tell stories, bring worlds to life. Start your creative future in IADT’s internationally acclaimed BA (Hons) in Animation. Explore and document your world as you learn the skills to become an animation production artist. You will develop creative and technical expertise, as well as…

Applied Entrepreneurship

Ever thought you’d like to run your own business some day? That day begins on this practical course, in which you study entrepreneurship, management, marketing, digital marketing and finance. Through project work you will get the opportunity to apply your classroom learning to real business ideas.  This knowledge and the transferable skills you acquire are…

Applied Psychology

Fascinating and practical, this is a unique opportunity to study how psychology applies to everyday existence – including our use of technology – and to explore how psychology can create new ways to improve quality of life. Topics include; personality, childhood, mental processes (such as attention and memory), the brain and its disorders, and how…

Art (BA) Hons

The undergraduate Art program offers students an integrated and multidisciplinary experience. Critically observe aspects of the natural, man-made and digital environment. This Art programme gives you the opportunity to work broadly and experimentally across a wide range of media and practices including paint, print, photography, video, sculpture, sound, performance and curation. As you progress you…

Arts Management BA (Hons)

This is the only undergraduate degree of its kind in Ireland, Arts Management brings together the best of business, public relations and event management with the study of arts administration, the music industry and cultural policy. It will equip you with the practical skills required to work in business or the arts. Incorporating cultural field…

Bachelor of Business - Entrepreneurship (Hons)

If you have successfully completed a Level 7 degree in any business discipline, this one-year add-on business course will develop and enhance your current business knowledge and skills.  Active and participatory, this course draws together learning from many modules with a focus on innovation and strategies to turn innovation into wealth creation.  You will develop…

Bacherlor of Business - Entrepreneurship + Management (Hons)

This practical hands-on course is 80%continuous assessment and 20% exam – based. You learn by doing and throughout the course you will undertake practical projects linked to real business scenarios.  The 20-week work placement in Year 3 is a unique and valuable opportunity to apply the relevance of the course to the real business world. …

Creative Computing (BSc Hons)

Modern computing is a thriving and dynamic area to study and work that allows individuals to apply their creativity. This practical computing course provides you with the skills and knowledge to design and program solutions for business and the future. In creative computing you will develop computing skills, while tapping into your creativity, imagination, and…

Creative Media Technologies - Audio | Video | Electronics | Computing (BSc Hons)

Creative Media Technologies is a practical, hands on course for those interested in technology and how it is applied to a number media platforms. Students study programming, electronics, audio and video technologies and have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a range of practical environments. These range from the electronics labs of IADT to…

Creative Music Production course (BA Hons)

Creative Music Production course is a programme designed for the contemporary music industry. This programme has been evolving to meet the needs of the industry and from September 2019 a new pathway in Creative Music Practice is being introduced. Following a shared first year, students study one of two pathways: Creative Music Production focuses on the…

Design for Stage + Screen - Character MakeUp Design

A make-up/prosthetics designer works on feature films, television dramas, television commercials, music videos, and theatre, opera and dance performances. What will I do? Learn how to focus on a performer’s body and create appropriate characters based on a given script using make-up, postiche, wigs and prosthetics. Experience how to liaise with the director and the rest of the…

Design for Stage + Screen - Costume Design, BA (Hons)

As a costume designer, you are concerned with character and characterisation. Whether for stage (theatre, dance, or opera) or screen (film and television), the designer works initially with the director and creative team to establish the visual style of the costumes. Costume designers work as part of a team, which can include a costume supervisor,…

Design for Stage + Screen - Production Design (BA Hons)

Production design (scenography) is the creation of a space in response to a text, music, dance or television format: an imagined world. Central to the process is an ability to analyse, creatively interpret and invent. In all areas, the Production Designer works closely with the director and a creative team, communicating through the use of…

English, Media + Cultural Studies (BA Hons)

A unique and exciting degree that combines the study of Literature with Film and Television studies. You will explore culture and gain insight into how it affects our daily lives. You will study literary works, media texts, film, television and visual cultures. If you are passionate about literature and the media, this degree is the…

Film + Television Production course (BA Hons)

This Television Production course is a challenging and exciting opportunity for anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge of cinema, film and television. It focuses on the advancement of practical film-making and television production skills, as well as developing strong and creative storytelling abilities. Graduates have gone on to work with major Irish and international…

New Media Studies (BA Hons)

What will I do? You will make short videos and documentaries for TV and social media. You will develop your skills in blogging, e-journalism and script-writing and work in Radio and TV studios developing your production skills. Students will gain an understanding of the history of the development of media and its evolution into the digital era.…

Photography (BA Hons)

From fashion and advertising to contemporary art and digital media; creative photographers are highly sought after, and play a leading role in reflecting our increasingly visual society and culture. This is a rapidly evolving environment that affects a wide range of cultural sectors and activities.

Visual Communication Design (BA Hons)

Listed as one of the top 25 Graphic Design courses in Europe by Domus (Italy/New York) in 2013, on this degree you discover how design informs and assists us in almost everything we do. From screen to print to environmental design, graduates are highly sought after in Ireland and internationally. What will I do? You…

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