Instittute of Art, Design & Technology



Highlights of Studying in Institute of Art, Design & Technology

  • IADT is the only only Institute for Art, Design and Technology

  • 2500+ students from more than 55 countries

  • Among the Top 10 Animation schools in Europe

  • 92% Employability within 1 year of graduation

  • Courses are practical & continuous assessment ensures you receive regular feedback

  • Small class Sizes

  • Tuition fee at 12000 EUR

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is unique in Ireland. IADT is a leader in higher education with a specialist focus on the development of future makers, shapers, technologists, thinkers, storytellers and creators who lead and innovate in a changing digital world. We are one of the 13 Institutes of Technology, but the only Institute of Art, Design and Technology. We specialise in creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital age. The IADT vision is to be at the forefront of teaching, research and innovation, at the convergence of the arts, technology and enterprise, and to contribute to Ireland’s development as a creative knowledge economy. IADT graduates have been successful nationally and internationally in the creative and cultural industries, in the sciences and the arts, technology and the business world, and have contributed to the social and political life of nations.

IADT's School of Business and Humanities offers programmes that focus on the world of business in the knowledge, cultural, media and entertainment sectors. The School of Creative Technologies offers programmes that explore the interaction of people and technology. The School of Creative Arts offers programmes that blend creativity and technology in art, design and media. It includes the internationally recognised National Film School.

IADT is located on the outskirts of Dun Laoghaire, a major town in south Dublin, Ireland, with excellent transport links and a thriving community of its own.


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Why study at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology?

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, relevant and future-facing courses.

  • Small class sizes. Our learning environment caters for students as individuals.
  • Practical, project-oriented approach
  • Interaction between creative, technological and business disciplines
  • Excellent library, computing, studio and other specialist facilities, including a Digital Media Incubation Centre on campus, which houses start-up companies and provides opportunities for graduate entrepreneurs.

A comprehensive range of student services: access office, writing and research skills service (includes a dyslexia support service), counselling, career guidance, heath centre, accommodation.

Instittute of Art, Design & Technology
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Student Support Services at IADT

  • Access Office : The Access Officer welcomes students with disabilities, mature students who previously did not have the opportunity to access higher education, those facing social and economic barriers and minority groups.
  • Writing and Research Support : At IADT, we can help improve your study skills, written assignments, essays and thesis. Our specialist service works with students with Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
  • Assistive Technology : Our assistive technology assistant provides advice, support and information to help students with disabilities, including specific learning difficulties.
  • Careers Advisory Service : Discuss your career choices and strategies : employment, internship, further studies, etc
  • Student Counselling Service : This confidential service is available to all IADT students. Appointments can be made to discuss any concerns about coping in a programme, working out relationships, dealing with grief or to access support for some other reason.
  • Student Health Service : Our nurses provide a free and confidential nursing service to promote and attend to the health and wellbeing of students on campus. Our doctors provide a full confidential GP medical service.

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Undergraduate at IADT

  • School of Business and Humanities : offers full-time degrees at Level 7 and Level 8 in Business and Entrepreneurship; Business Studies and Arts Management; and English, Media and Cultural Studies. Four accredited Special Purpose Awards are offered in Online Business Trading, Enterprise Development, Creative Writing and Citizenship and Society.
  • School of Creative Technologies : offers full-time degrees at Level 7 and Level 8 in Applied Psychology, Audio Visual Media Technology and Computing - Multimedia Programming / Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering. Five accredited Special Purpose Awards are offered in Cyberpsychology, Organisational Psychology, Sport Psychology, Data Visualisation and Human Computer Interaction. Two Supplemental Awards are offered in Mobile Software Development (iOS and Android).
  • School of Creative Arts : offers full-time degrees at Level 8 in Animation; Design for Stage and Screen (strands in Production Design, Costume Design, Make up Design); Film and Television Production; Model Making, Design and Digital Effects; Photography; Visual Arts Practice and Visual Communication Design.

Below is the list of Bachelors courses in IADT

  • BA Hons in Animation
  • Bachelor of Business in Applied Entrepreneurship
  • BSc Hons in Applied Psychology

Entry Requirement for Bachelors in IADT

Students applying for Bachelors in IADT should have a 2H5 or a 50 - 59%. Usually, for design, students prove their creativity through a portfolio. International students also have to produce English language proficiency for Bachelors in IADT.

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English language proficiency for Bachelors in IADT

Students from non English speaking countries should produce English scores preferably IELTS, TOEFL or PTE. The minimum score for Bachelors in IADT is given below

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English Scores for Bachelors in IADT

IELTS 6 overall with 6 in all bands
TOEFL 80
PTE 61 overall and 59 in all bands

Masters Course at IADT

IADT offers postgraduate programmes in Screenwriting for Film and Television, Broadcast Production for Radio and Television, Visual Arts Practices, Cultural Event Management, Public Culture Studies and Cyberpsychology. A Special Purpose Award is offered in Internet Research Methods. Below is a list of Masters course in IADT

  • MA in Screenwriting for Film + Television
  • MA in Broadcast Production
  • Master of Business Digital Entrepreneurship
  • MA Design for Change

Entry Requirement for Masters in IADT

Students applying for Masters in IADT should have a 2H5 or a 50 - 59%. Usually, for design, students prove their creativity through a portfolio. International students also have to produce English language proficiency for Masters in IADT.

English language proficiency for Masters in IADT

Students from non English speaking countries should produce English scores preferably IELTS, TOEFL or PTE. The minimum score for Masters in IADT is given below

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English Scores for Bachelors in IADT

IELTS 6.5 overall with 6 in all bands
TOEFL 80
PTE 61 overall and 59 in all bands

Tuition fee at IADT

Tuition fee in IADT starts at 12000 EUR for PG Diploma for the entire course. Course duration for masters is 18 months and tuition fee excludes insurance, administration fee. Students take up education loan or use their savings for Tuition fee in IADT.

Courses in IADT

Tuition fee in IADT

Postgrad Diploma in Business Cultural Event Management €16000
Postgrad Diploma in Business Digital Entrepreneurship €12000
MA in Screenwriting for Film + Television €16000
MA in Broadcast Production €16000
Master of Business Digital Entrepreneurship €16000
MA Design for Change €16000

Research at IADT

IADT's thematic research priorities and areas of specialisation are:

  • Creative Arts and Media : This cluster embraces disciplines that are practice-based and professionally oriented. This includes Visual Arts, Visual Communications, Photography, Film, Animation, Broadcast Media and Design for Stage, TV and Film. The National Film School is a recognised centre of excellence at IADT. IADT is a member of the HEA PRTLI funded Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media.
  • Public Culture Studies/Entrepreneurship : The Centre for Public Culture Studies focuses on a number of key themes in the area of Public Culture Studies to reflect national, European and international agendas. The themes include Work and Migration, Citizenship and Identity, Public Space, Public Communication, Public Arts and Cultural Interaction, Public Policy and Globalisation.
  • Psychology/Technology : The goal of the Centre for Creative Technologies and Applications is to explore the interaction of people and technology. This goal finds expression in a range of existing disciplines such as Audio/Visual Technologies, Gaming, Multimedia, Psychology, eLearning, Assistive Technologies, Teaching and Learning, eBusiness, and emerging disciplines such as Cyberpsychology.

Erasmus Programme at IADT

IADT is proud to participate in the Erasmus programme, which encourages international mobility. This programme allows students to come and study in IADT for one semester or a full academic year. Time spent in IADT is fully accredited using the European Credit Transfer System.

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FAQ:


What are the intakes in IADT?

September is the major intake in IADT

Is there an application fee for IADT?

There is a 10 EUR application fee for IADT

Can I apply without IELTS for IADT?

Yes. you can apply without IELTS and then submit your scores later to get the full offer letter.

I have a three year UG degree. Can I apply in IADT?

Yes. Three years UG degree is accepted in IADT.

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