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Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, 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.

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…

Animation Portfolio Preparation - July 2023

This Animation Portfolio Preparation 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…

Animation Portfolio Preparation - June 2023

This Animation Portfolio Preparation 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…

Certificate in Critical Research (foundation, Future and 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.   This Certificate provides an overview of the empirical research process, theories and methods so as to provide students with…

Certificate in Cyberpsychology
Certificate in Cyberpsychology is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 20 weeks. Certificate in Cyberpsychology gives a Course Qualification of Level 8 Certificate, awarded by IADT. For more information about Certificate in Cyberpsychology at IADT, please review the details below.
Certificate in Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and performance psychology is the study of psychological principles, as applied to sport and performance arenas, in order to facilitate performance excellence and wellbeing. Its popularity in Ireland is unsurprising given the recent successes of many Irish athletes and performers in sports such as rugby, boxing, football, athletics and horse racing, as well as…

Digital Photography - Beginners

This hands-on Digital Photography 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 results…

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
Digital Photography Intermediate is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Practical course . Digital Photography Intermediate gives a Course Qualification of Certificate of Attendance. For more information about Digital Photography Intermediate at IADT, please review the details below.
Digital Photography Intermediate course

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…

Drawing Skills Workshop Summer 2023 (July)

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 Summer 2023 (June)
Drawing Skills Workshop Summer 2023 (June) is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Practical course with a duration of 1 week. Drawing Skills Workshop Summer 2023 (June) gives a Course Qualification of Certificate of Attendance. For more information about Drawing Skills Workshop Summer 2023 (June) at IADT, please review the details below.
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…

Film + Television Production Portfolio 2023 (July)

IADT Portfolio courses (non-accredited) are designed for prospective third level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. The Film + Television Production portfolio course aims to prepare students for entry to Third Level Art Colleges that offer undergraduate Film and TV Production Programmes in Ireland and abroad. Students will learn…

Film + Television Production Portfolio 2023 (June)

IADT Portfolio courses (non-accredited) are designed for prospective third level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory. The Film + Television Production portfolio course aims to prepare students for entry to Third Level Art Colleges that offer undergraduate Film and TV Production Programmes in Ireland and abroad. Students will learn…

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 Summer 2023 (July 3rd- 15th)

This Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 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 2023. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how…

Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 (June 12th-23rd)

This Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 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 2023. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how…

Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 (June 19th-30th)

This Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 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 2023. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how…

Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 (June 26th- July 7th)

This Portfolio Preparation Summer 2023 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 2023. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how…

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…

Certificate in Critical Design Philosophy
Certificate in Critical Design Philosophy is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 3 months. Certificate in Critical Design Philosophy gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by IADT. For more information about Certificate in Critical Design Philosophy at IADT, please review the details below.
Certificate in Data Visualisation

The aim of data visualisation is to effectively communicate information through a graphical means. This postgraduate certificate course aims to provide an understanding of the theory underpinning the field of data visualisation and to provide an introduction to the practicalities of creating effective graphical representations of data.   Apply the principles of data visualisation to…

Certificate in Design Thinking

Design Thinking can transform the way organisations develop products, services, processes and strategy. Many companies now deploy design thinking methodologies to help them overcome key business challenges ever present in today’s fast-paced technology and data driven environment. Design thinking can be used as an innovative approach: for problem solving and management strategy; to create customer-centric…

Certificate in Digital Sculpting

This Certificate in Digital Sculpting course is designed as a week by week introduction to Z-Brush to help you realize and explore your concepts efficiently in 3D. ZBrush is an industry standard sculpting and 3D modelling application commonly used in animation, AR/VR, film/TV, illustration, jewellery design, prop making, and general sculptural practices. It is used…

Certificate in Producers as Leaders

This course will provide you with the skills and competencies you need to act in the leadership role of a senior project manager, senior producer, series producer/director. You may already be working within an industry where you are interested in progressing professionally, e.g. in areas such as editorial leadership or senior project management. The course…

Certificate in Production Management (TV & Non-fiction)

This Production Management course presents the opportunity to gain and develop practical production skills in film, television and live action and to keep pace with the ever-changing technology and practices. Building on existing experience and skills you have learned through working or studying in a creative environment, this course will provide you with a comprehensive…

Certificate in Radio and Podcast Production
Certificate in Radio and Podcast Production is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Onsite course with a duration of 9 weeks. Certificate in Radio and Podcast Production gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by IADT. For more information about Certificate in Radio and Podcast Production at IADT, please review the details below.
Certificate in Speculative Design Futures

As design, in all disciplines, evolves to cope with new developments in technology (artificial intelligence, immersive virtual environments, digital identities, etc.), the urgency of climate crisis, and changing legal, social and ethical contexts, it is vital that designers continue to upskill and future proof their practice. Designers are problem solvers and creative solution proposers who…

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
MA Creative Production + Screen Finance is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Practical course with a duration of 1 year (full-time). MA Creative Production + Screen Finance gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree, awarded by IADT. For more information about MA Creative Production + Screen Finance at IADT, please review the details below.
MA Design for Change
MA Design for Change is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of Fourteen Months. MA Design for Change gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree, awarded by IADT. For more information about MA Design for Change at IADT, please review the details below.
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 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 is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Practical course with a duration of 2 Years Part-time, Saturday all day + Wednesday pm. MSc Cyberpsychology gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree, awarded by IADT. For more information about MSc Cyberpsychology at IADT, please review the details below.
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
Postgraduate Diploma in User Experience Design is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 2 Years. Postgraduate Diploma in User Experience Design gives a Course Qualification of Postgraduate Diploma, awarded by IADT. For more information about Postgraduate Diploma in User Experience Design at IADT, please review the details below.
Professional Training for Live Studio Broadcasts

This intensive 3-week course includes a one-week work placement in the fast-paced studios of either Virgin Media Television or RTÉ. The course will provide an opportunity to develop your own abilities and gain new, unique skills in live studio broadcast production. You will collaborate with professionals of all levels to create a studio programme for…

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 Animation course - IADT

Do you want to create imaginary and realistic environments and characters and bring them to life? Learn to design, build and create digital worlds and tell the stories of tomorrow using advanced technologies. This unique course is the first 3D animation undergraduate degree in Ireland. It will allow you to understand the highly artistic and…

Animation - BA [Hons]

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 Psychology - BSc (Hons)

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…

BA [Hons] Business + Digital Technology

  *Subject to Validation Be equipped for the future world of work in business. This course is designed to develop an agile set of future-facing responsive skills. This 3-year business degree explores the fundamentals of business and the fusion of business with digital technology. All businesses, regardless of the sector in which they operate, are…

BA [Hons] English + Media

This is a unique and exciting degree that combines the study of literature with media studies. Students will explore both literary and visual media, and gain insight into how it affects our daily lives. If you are passionate about literature and the media, then this degree is the perfect choice for you.*Subject to Validation Students…

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…

Business Management (Bachelor of Business - Hons)

Get to the very heart of what makes business work! This Business Management course successfully combines theory and practice to produce graduates with the solid foundations necessary for a successful business career. Practical and hands–on, the course is 80% continuous assessment and 20% exam–based. There is a focus on experiential, work based learning; and you…

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 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…

Data Visualisation (Certificate)
Data Visualisation (Certificate) is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Onsite course with a duration of 4 days. Data Visualisation (Certificate) gives a Course Qualification of Level 8 Certificate, awarded by IADT. For more information about Data Visualisation (Certificate) at IADT, please review the details below.
Design for Film BA (Hons)

New and unique! Based in the National Film School, this is the only course in Ireland to bring together set designers, costume designers, character designers, model makers and digital artists, all learning highly specialised skills in a fully professional, collaborative context. Explore the worlds of character, costume, set, model making, games/VFX design for careers in…

Digital Marketing - BA (Hons)

Join a dynamic generation of marketing technologists and forge a career in this exciting new sector. Intensive, interactive and hands-on, digital marketing is the new way of connecting with consumers. It is critical to the evolving world of technologies, platforms, consumer dynamics, businesses and brands. Combining traditional marketing theory, practice and digital tools, students learn…

English + Equality Studies - BA [Hons]

A unique opportunity to explore global equality, social justice and social inclusion in combination with the study of English literature. Take your interest in social justice to the next level while also exploring identity, race, ethnicity, disability, gender and sexuality. Diversity is essential to the future of society and the workplace. Equality studies are increasingly…

Film (BA Hons)

This Film course is for those who want to tell stories and express themselves through the medium of filmmaking. Our BA (Hons) Film is dedicated to teaching practice-based film making. Throughout the four years you will develop and create drama, documentary and experimental film. You will write scripts, shoot films, and submerge yourselves in cinema…

Graphic 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…

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 + Visual Media (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.

Professional Skills for Creative Industries (short courses)
Professional Skills for Creative Industries (short courses) is a course run by IADT, Dublin. Professional Skills for Creative Industries (short courses) gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by IADT. For more information about Professional Skills for Creative Industries (short courses) at IADT, please review the details below.
Storytelling for the Metaverse (Certificate)

This Storytelling for the Metaverse course will introduce you to new technologies and ways of telling stories. Using a variety of technologies such as motion-capture, AR and VR you will have an opportunity to experiment and learn about the possibilities for creating different kinds of narrative. You can be a complete novice or already have…

Television (BA Hons)

This Television course is for students who want to tell stories and express themselves through drama, comedy, non-fiction and formatted genres. Immerse yourself in the multi-disciplinary world of modern television content creation, from traditional linear TV to multi-platform content. Although the ways in which consume, shape and interact with the medium are changing, the core skills of…

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