IADT is unique in Ireland. It is 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 set in an educational environment that values the whole student experience.
IADT is committed to providing programmes and training that foreground the skills that are needed to meet the needs of the industry and help move Ireland into the next stage of its development. Key industries to focus on include event and arts management, gaming, animation, film, cultural tourism, digital media and psychology and technology based industries. Key also is the production of entrepreneurs with the skills to develop new and innovative companies. IADT has the curriculum range to produce students that will meet the needs of these industries; from designers and creative practitioners to film makers, animators, story tellers, cultural theorists, technologists, psychologists and enterprise development specialists. IADT graduates have been successful nationally and internationally in the Creative and Cultural Industries, in the Sciences and Arts, Technology and in the Business World.
IADT has created an interdisciplinary environment drawing on our strengths in visual arts, media arts, enterprise, technology and human factor. Our students have opportunities to develop ideas and projects in a cross disciplinary manner and to work with students from other programmes and disciplines. We have created a dynamic and vibrant environment where we encourage a pioneering approach to learning. Our unique, high quality and focused programmes offer students excellent opportunities to prepare for their future careers - wherever you go, whatever you do.
IADT is part of the European Erasmus exchange programme, offering you the opportunity to study part of your programme in a European institution. We currently have exchanges with universities and colleges in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Turkey, Hungary and Sweden.
A comprehensive range of advice and support services (counselling, career guidance, assistive technology, writing and research, access and welfare, etc) are available to help you make the most of your time in IADT.
IADT also has excellent library, computing, studio, sports facilities, and a wide range of clubs and societies to help you enjoy the social side of studying in Higher Education.
IADT offers accredited programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, accredited part-time short courses and extra-mural courses (including portfolio preparation courses).