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IADT Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology

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

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology.

IADT has a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, when you visit IADT you’ll discover a campus alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.

Programmes in both the Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies and the Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities are unique in that they combine practical, transferable skills with academic learning. And because we believe in being active in research and practice, our students get to work with fantastic staff, many of whom are internationally acclaimed in their fields. Our fresh, modern campus in Dún Laoghaire is currently home to over 2300 students and staff. With outstanding facilities and a lively, friendly atmosphere, we know you’ll feel at home here too.

From full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to accredited part time courses, IADT has earned the reputation as Ireland’s leading creative cultural and technological institute by consistently providing innovative, practical and relevant courses.

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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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