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American College Dublin

(01) 676 8941
2 Merrion Square, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is licensed as an institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland and the State of Delaware.

American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writing, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management and event management. ACD has a sister campus in Lewes, Delaware, named American College Delaware, through which it offers shared programs and transfer opportunities between Ireland and the USA.

American College Dublin takes the time-honoured American tradition of the moderately-sized, not-for-profit liberal arts institution and places it in an international context. Class sizes are small (generally no more than twenty students to a class) and the teacher engages the student in an educational experience that is active, participative and challenging. Many of the programmes of study have an internship component, which allows students to apply their classroom learning in relevant industry environments and provides them with practical experience related to their field of study. A high proportion of the College’s students progress to further studies at the postgraduate level.

American College Dublin has two programmes placed at level-eight on the National Framework of Qualifications which are accredited by QQI and for which graduating students receive QQI awards:

  • BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts
  • BA (Hons) in International Business

American College Dublin has one programme placed at level-nine on the National Framework of Qualifications which is accredited by QQI and for which graduating students receive QQI awards:

  •  MB in International Business

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts

This BFA degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the performing arts, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective (that is to say, on being a performer), but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing arts industry. While performance remains a…

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

The BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts (a level-8, QQI-accredited, award) provides an intellectually stimulating and challenging course of undergraduate study in the liberal arts, with a wide range of foundation courses combined in the latter stages with specialised study in four concentrations. The programme is structured around two common years, with specialisations developing out of…

Bachelor of Arts in Event Management

The College offers a four-year degree in event management, awarded under the institutions American accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The degree can also be taken on an accelerated track, which allows the student to complete the programme in three years by taking the internship components (normally taken in the second and…

Certificate in Business

The Certificate in Business is an exit award. The Certificate in Business is a full-time, one year programme. It introduces students to the world of business studies and combines elements of management, finance, marketing, economics, information technology, and a range of quantitative techniques for business. This course provides a firm foundation in understanding business. Like…

BFA in Creative Writing

Creative writing touches on all aspects of written communication, with particular emphasis on those that lie outside the purely academic and technical fields. Creative writing draws on the authors imaginative capacity, stylistic felicity, and originality of composition, insight and expression. It encompasses a wide range of approaches, including prose fiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting, graphic novels…

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

The BFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based around development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voce, dance and singing. The degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the musical theatre,…

English Preparation Program

The English Preparation Program is a 30-credit, two-semester program, which provides a bridge / transition program for students whose English language skills require development before the commencement of fulltime college education. The program includes extended courses on the development of English language skills for college-level academic purposes, academic communication, information technology in the higher education…

BA (Hons) in International Business

The three year honours degree in international business is accredited by QQI and is placed at level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework. The programme focuses on the international aspects of business, especially the challenges of operating in the dynamic global environment. This is achieved by combining a mix of theory, practice and work experience.…

BA in International Business

The four year programme is awarded under the institutions American accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The degree consists of general education modules in year one. In years two, three and four the degree focuses on international business. Like all of the institutions degrees, there is a strong emphasis on a mix…

Diploma in International Business

This is a full-time, two year programme. It is designed to introduce the student to International Business, as well as more advanced elements. The first year combines elements of management, finance, marketing, economics, information technology, quantitative and research techniques for business. The second year builds on this by developing the students skills and knowledge in…

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