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This information is intended for persons seeking admission to IADT and shall not be deemed to constitute a contract or the terms thereof between the Institute and a student or third party. The information contained in this Prospectus is correct at the time of printing but may change from time to time without prior notice. IADT programmes are subject to reaching a minimum number of participants in order to proceed.

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Friday, 22nd November 10am - 4pm Saturday, 23rd November 10am - 2pm

Specialised 3rd level programmes in:

Animation Applied Psychology Audio Visual Media Technology Business / Entrepreneurship Business Studies and Arts Management Computing / Multimedia Programming / Web Engineering Design for Stage and Screen - Production Design Design for Stage and Screen - Costume Design Design for Stage and Screen - Make up Design Digital Media Systems English, Media and Cultural Studies Film and Television Production Model Making, Design and Digital Effects Photography Visual Arts Practice Visual Communication Design

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin T: + 353 1 239 4000 / E: openday@iadt.ie / www.iadt.ie /

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Contents

Contents Welcome

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Fรกilte

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The Convergence Agenda

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Awards and Achievements @IADT

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Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities

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Department of Humanities and Arts Management BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management

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Department of Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management

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Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies

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Department of Technology and Psychology Bachelor of Engineering in Audio Visual Media Technology BSc (Honours) in Digital Media Systems BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering (1-year add-on) BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology Department of Design and Visual Arts BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design and Digital Effects BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen (Production Design / Costume Design / Make up design) Department of Film and Media BA (Honours) in Animation BA (Honours) in Photography BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production

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The National Film School

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Year two elective modules

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Portfolio Guidelines

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Admissions

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„„How to Apply

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„„Entry Requirements

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„„FETAC Links Scheme

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„„Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Registration, Fees, Grants and Scholarships

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ERASMUS and International Students

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Postgraduate Programmes

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Part-Time Courses

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Academic and Student Affairs Office

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Student Services

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Students’ Union

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Clubs and Societies

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Resources and Facilities

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Location

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Your IADT Diary

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Index

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The Springboard Initiative

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Welcome

Welcome Welcome to the IADT prospectus. IADT is unique in Ireland. It is one of the 13 Institutes of Technology but the only Institute of Art, Design and Technology. We are Irelands only Institute of Technology with a specific mission to drive and inform the cultural and creative industries through teaching and research. We specialise in creativity, the arts, the application of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital age set in an educational environment that values the whole student experience. The next two years will be very exciting for IADT. Our specialist role within Ireland was recognised recently in the National Strategy for Higher Education which encourages us to grow and develop our key strengths and partnerships. IADT has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University College Dublin (UCD). This formal agreement signifies the implementation and development of exciting new substantive educational and creative collaborations between our two institutions. We have also developed a number of other partnerships with organisations in the creative, technological and enterprise sectors. These offer real world experience and research opportunities for our students. Our new National Film School building opened in Autumn 2013 offering state of the art film and television production and research facilities which is a great addition to the campus. The Institute is committed to providing the best opportunities for all our students and IADT Alumni have gone on to establish successful careers in a variety of professions. We are committed to providing programmes and training that foreground the skills that are needed to meet and exceed the needs of 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 who have the skills to develop new and innovative companies. IADT has the curriculum range to produce students to meet the needs of these industries from designers and creative practitioners to film makers, animators, storytellers, 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, and have contributed to the social and political life of communities and nations. Opportunities exist for further postgraduate study and research in each of the schools in areas as diverse as Cyberpsychology, Visual Arts, Public Cultures, Event Management, Screenwriting and Broadcast Production.


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IADT offers students opportunities to develop ideas and projects in a cross disciplinary manner and to work with students from other programmes and disciplines; examples of this could include the development of ideas and joint projects or in the choice of elective modules from other disciplines. Amongst our staff, working to help you succeed in your programme are active researchers, technologists, developers, creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and writers. A comprehensive range of advice and support staff and services are available to you while you are at IADT to help you make the most of your studies. IADT also has a thriving Student Union and a range of clubs and societies to help you enjoy the social side of studying in Higher Education. The quality of our programmes, our staff and our support at IADT together with our European and international links continue to ensure that our graduates are well placed to contribute to Ireland’s continued economic social and cultural development. IADT is part of the European Erasmus exchange programme offering many students the opportunity to study part of their programme in a European institution. We currently have exchanges with a number of European countries including France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Portugal and Turkey. At IADT we are not just about offering you high quality programmes, we are committed to developing you as an individual, as an independent thinker who can think deeply and critically about the world in which you live and make a valuable contribution to that world. I hope you will consider joining us to study here and look forward to welcoming you on campus for an exciting new journey that will offer you new experiences and ways of thinking and which will enable you to develop friendships, many of which will last for a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you at IADT during our open days or at our Postgraduate and Special Purpose Awards Open Evening. IADT also holds the Creative Technologies Showcase in May and the Creative Arts graduate exhibition in June where we welcome the opportunity to show you the wonderful work that goes on at IADT. Dr Annie Doona President


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Fáilte

Fáilte Fáilte chuig réamheolaire IADT. Is institiúid ar leith í IADT in Éirinn. Cé go bhfuil sí ar cheann de 13 Institiúid Teicneolaíochta seo an t-aon Institiúid Ealaíne, Deartha agus Teicneolaíochta. Is muidne an t-aon Institiúid Teicneolaíochta a bhfuil mar shainmhisean aici tacú leis na tionscail chultúrtha agus chruthaitheacha trí mheán an teagaisc agus an taighde. Is speisialtóirí muid sa chruthaitheacht, sna healaíona, in úsáid phraiticiúil na teicneolaíochta, sa fhiontraíocht agus nuálaíocht sa ré dhigiteach agus cothaímid timpeallacht oideachais ina bhfuil meas ar eispéireas iomlán an mhic léinn. Tréimhse thábhachtach an chéad dá bhliain eile le haghaidh IADT. Tugadh aitheantas dár ról speisialtóireachta in Éirinn le déanaí sa Straitéis Náisiúnta Ardoideachais a chuidíonn linn cur lenár láidreachtaí agus comhpháirtíochtaí nua a bhunú. Shínigh IADT agus An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath (UCD) Meabhrán Tuisceana le déanaí. Cuireann an comhaontú foirmiúil seo bonn faoin gcomhoibriú substainteach i réimse an oideachais idir an dá institiúid againn. Táimid ag obair i gcomhpháirt le heagraíochtaí eile freisin sna hearnálacha cruthaitheacha, teicneolaíochta agus fiontraíochta. Is féidir linn dá bharr deiseanna praiticiúla agus taighde a sholáthar dár mic léinn. I bhFómhar na bliana 2013 osclaíodh foirgneamh nua na Scoile Náisiúnta Scannánaíochta – áis úrsccothach ar an gcampas ina mbeifear in ann dul i mbun léiriúchán teilifíse agus taighde. San Institiúid seo táimid ar ár ndícheall na deiseanna is fearr agus is féidir a chur ar fáil dár mic léinn agus is cúis bróid dúinn é go bhfuil céimithe IADT anois ag obair san iliomad gairmeacha rathúla. Táimid ar ár ndícheall freisin cláir agus oiliúint a sholáthar a chuidíonn lenár mic léinn scileanna a ghnóthú atá riachtanach le bheith ag obair sa tionscal agus tacú leo sa chéad chéim eile dá bhforbairt saoil. I measc na bpríomhthionscal a dtacaímid leo tá bainistiú ealaíon, cluichíocht, beochan, turasóireacht chultúrtha, meáin dhigiteacha, agus tionscail atá bunaithe ar shíceolaíocht agus teicneolaíocht. Dírímid freisin ar chuidiú lenár mic léinn bheith ina bhfiontraithe chun cuideachtaí nua, nuálacha a bhunú. Tá raon an churaclaim in IADT leathan go leor chun na scileanna sna tionscail sin a theagasc. Mar thoradh ar na scileanna a fhoghlaimíonn ár mic léinn sa churaclam leathan sin bíonn siad in ann obair ina ndearthóirí agus cleachtóirí cruthaitheacha, déantóirí scannán, beochantóirí, scéalaithe, teoiricithe cultúrtha, teicneolaithe, síceolaithe agus speisialtóirí san fhorbairt fiontar. Is mór an méid atá bainte amach ag céimithe IADT ar bhonn náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta araon sna tionscail Chruthaitheacha agus Chultúrtha, sna hEolaíochtaí agus sna hEalaíona, i Saol na Teicneolaíochta agus an Ghnó. Tá siad tar éis cur go mór freisin leis an saol sóisialta agus polaitiúil i bpobail agus náisiúin éagsúla.


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Is féidir le mic léinn tabhairt faoin staidéar iarchéime freisin i ngach ceann de na scoileanna i réimsí cosúil le Cibear-shíceolaíocht, na hAmharcealaíona, Cultúir Phoiblí, Bainistíocht Imeachtaí, Scríbhneoireacht Scáileáin agus Léiriúchán Craoltóireachta. Faigheann mic léinn IADT an deis smaointe agus tionscadail a fhorbairt ar bhealach traschuraclaim agus obair le mic léinn atá ar chláir eile agus ó dhisciplíní eile; mar shampla is féidir le mic léinn modúil roghnacha a dhéanamh i ndisciplíní eile agus smaointe agus comhthionscadail a fhorbairt lena chéile ar an mbonn sin. I measc na foirne, atá ann chun tacú leatsa, tá taighdeoirí, teicneolaithe, forbróirí, cleachtóirí cruthaitheacha, fiontraithe agus scríbhneoirí. Tá raon cuimsitheach de sheirbhísí comhairleacha agus de bhaill foirne tacaíochta ar fáil duit agus tú ag freastal ar IADT ionas go mbeidh tú in ann barr feabhais a bhaint amach. Tá Aontas Mic Léinn beo, fuinniúil ar bun in IADT chomh maith le clubanna agus cumainn éagsúla agus mar sin beidh tú in ann taitneamh a bhaint as an taobh sóisialta de do thréimhse san Ardoideachas. A bhuíochas le hardchaighdeán ár gclár, ár bhfoirne agus ár dtacaíochta agus leis na caidrimh atá cothaithe againn san Eoraip agus i dtíortha eile bíonn ár gcéimithe in ann cur le forbairt leanúnach eacnamaíochta, shóisialta agus chultúrtha na hÉireann. Glacann IADT páirt sa Scéim Eorpach Erasmus agus sa scéim sin bíonn mic léinn ábalta staidéar in institiúid Eorpach. Faoi láthair tá cláir mhalartaithe againn le roinnt tíortha Eorpacha – An Fhrainc, An Ghearmáin, an Spáinn, An Fhionlainn, an Ungáir, an Phortaingéil agus an Tuirc ina measc. Ní hé amháin go dteastaíonn uainn na cláir ardchaighdeáin oideachais seo a chur ar fáil duit ag IADT ach ba mhaith linn cuidiú leat forbairt mar dhuine agus forbairt i do smaointeoir neamhspleách ionas go mbeidh ar do chumas an saol a mheas go domhain, criticiúil agus ar an gcaoi cion fiúntach a dhéanamh ar son an phobail. Tá súil agam go gcuirfidh tú IADT san áireamh ar do liosta roghanna staidéir agus ba mhaith liom fáilte is fiche a chur romhat teacht chun staidéir linn, bealaí nua smaointeoireachta a fhoghlaim agus bualadh le mic léinn eile – roinnt a bheidh ina gcairde saoil agat. Táim ag tnúth go mór bualadh leat ag IADT le linn ár laethanta oscailte nó ag an Oíche Oscailte Iarchéime agus Gradam Sainchuspóra. Beidh an Taispeántas Teicneolaíochtaí Cruthaitheacha ar siúl in IADT i mí an Mheithimh agus beidh tú in ann roinnt den tsárobair a bhíonn ar bun in IADT a fheiceáil ann. An Dr Annie Doona Uachtarán

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The Convergence Agenda

The Convergence Agenda – opportunities for exciting collaborations IADT is the leading Irish educator for the knowledge media and entertainment sectors, harnessing synergies between the arts, technology and business disciplines. IADT is unique among Irish institutions of higher education in creating an interdisciplinary environment drawing on our strengths in visual arts, media arts, enterprise, technology and human factors. We create spaces for scientists to work with graphic designers, for business people and entrepreneurs to work with fine artists, for poets and technologists to work with photographers – for everyone to see the potential of collaboration and its capacity to release and enable new ideas about how we live, how we understand, how we work. IADT offers students opportunities to develop ideas and projects in a cross disciplinary manner and to work with students from other programmes and disciplines; examples of this could include the development of ideas and joint projects or in the choice of elective modules from other disciplines. Students can also develop cross disciplinary projects in collaboration with industry, cultural or community organisations. IADT is uniquely positioned to collaborate with industry and business interests in developing graduates who have the range of skills and experiences that are critical to the growth of the creative and cultural industries in Ireland.


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Awards and Achievements at IADT

Staff Awards and Achievements Dr Paul Comiskey – first in the world on MIT course – MITx is a new initiative by MIT to provide worldwide training in current MIT courses. Their first course – an on-line version of MIT’s Circuits and Electronics – was launched in February 2012 and was run by the renowned Professor Anant Agarwal. 150,000 engineers, post-grads and designers worldwide signed up for this first course which culminated in a 24-hour design exam in June 2012, following a semester of intensive engineering analysis and tutorials. First place on the course was shared by approx. 12 people across the world, among whom was Dr Paul Comiskey, of the Department of Technology and Psychology. Kerry McCall – congratulations to Kerry McCall – Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities – on her appointment as Co-editor of new Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy with Pat Cooke/Emily Mark Fitzgerald of UCD, launch issue January 2013. Jennifer Haughton – congratulations to Jennifer who won the bid for Ireland to host the International Gathering on Alternatives to Violence (AVPI) which will take place in Maynooth College from 14th-20th July 2014. Dr Mark Curran – congratulations to Mark Curran on his One Person Exhibitions (2012) – Ausschnitte aus EDEN/Extracts from EDEN – PhotoIreland, (Dublin), and on his group exhibition ‘postSCRIPTS’, (Cork). Mark was also nominated by the Gallery of Photography, Dublin for the international visual art award, Prix Pictet. Selina Guinness – congratulations to Selina Guinness on her memoir “The Crocodile by the Door” published in September 2012. Selina’s book was nominated in the Best Newcomer category of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards and was one of four titles shortlisted in the Biography category for the prestigious Costa Book Awards in the UK. The book has also received rave reviews and been called: 'Irish Book of the Year' (Irish Independent), 'a small masterpiece', (Telegraph) and 'a remarkable book', (Belinda McKeon, Guardian) Donald Taylor Black, Creative Director of the NFS, received a nomination for his film, Skin in the Game, in the George Morrison Feature Documentary category of the 10th Annual IFTA Awards.


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Student and Graduate Awards and Achievements EMCS (English, Media & Cultural Studies) – a graduate of the 1st intake to the programme (2000) Niamh MacAlister was nominated for the New Irish Writing Hennessy Awards for her short story "Digging for Bait". Her short story featured in the Irish Independent of July 28th 2012. Imagine Science Film Festival – congratulations to Evin O’Neill and Niall Toner winners at the UCD Imagine Science Film Festival – Science Expression Competition. The competition, led by UCD Research and The National Film School, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, was aimed at linking scientists and student filmmakers to create new Irish science films. Graduate Resident at IMOCA – Louise Brady, graduate from the Visual Arts Practice programme 2012, has been selected as the fifth annual Graduate Resident at IMOCA, 2012-2013. The oneyear studio residency will culminate in a solo show, and can be followed in a blog about her work, as well as future artist talks. RDS National Student Art Award – Dominique Beyens, Photography graduate, won the prestigious "Freyer Award" at this year’s RDS National Student Art Awards for his work titled "Baile Átha Cliath". Galway Film Fleadh – great success at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2012: Film graduate, Ciaran Foy's CITADEL was joint winner of the Best First Irish Feature Award; Film graduate, James Mather, won the Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography for THE HATCH; Film graduate, Andrew Legge, won the Tiernan MacBride Award (Best Short Drama) for THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN; and Animation graduate, Conor Finnegan, won the James Horan Award for Animation for FEAR OF FLYING. RTE Olympic Documentary – AVMT graduate Darragh Bambrick’s Olympic documentary ‘London Calling’ was shown on RTE over summer 2012. It is a six-part documentary series charting the journey of 13 Irish Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in their quest to qualify for the 2012 Games. 'London Calling' was produced by Dublin-based Strike Films for RTÉ Sport and was shot, edited and directed by Darragh Bambrick. Aideen Mc Fadden a graduate of the Visual Communications programme has won the Irish Times Can Photography Award for Best Photograph for her image “Shadow Man”. Aideen was one of 20 winners chosen from over 10,000 entries.


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Film graduate Robbie Ryan, was nominated for Best Technical Achievement at the 15th annual British Independent Film Awards last November, for his cinematography on Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa". Just Saying by Dave Tynan – Dave Tynan is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Film & Television Production, and has achieved substantial online success with "Just Saying", his bittersweet short film about exile in the current economic climate. Produced on a tiny budget, by fellow NFS graduate, Kathryn Kennedy, it received 50,000 hits on YouTube in just over 24 hours but has now exceeded 325,000 views. The film follows a young man as he strolls through the deserted streets of the capital by night with a commentary on the mix of emotions felt by young Irish people faced with difficult times. The final lines of the film are: "I'm just saying, you might get sick of it all but you might miss it too and there's 10 good reasons to go but a thousand tiny ones not to, and I don't know which is which anymore". Congratulations to Conor Finnegan who's short “Fear of Flying” won 1st place in the LA Shortsfest and Galway Film Fleadh. Conor, a 2010 Graduate from IADT’s National Film School animation programme won Galway’s James Horgan Award for Best Animation in July and most recently picked up Best Animation in Los Angeles LA Shortsfest. Inspirational Arts Photography Award – congratulations to graduate Lynn Rothwell on her success in winning the Inspirational Arts Photography award recently. Niamh Caprani DL825 (2005) and MSc (2008) has just been awarded a PhD by DCU for her study ‘Designing an acceptable lifelogging application for older users’. She is one of the first PhD graduates from the applied psychology programme.

IFTA Awards Once again graduates, former students and current students of The National Film School at IADT did exceptionally well when nominated for the 2013 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards scooping a record 25 nominations. This compares to 20 in 2012, 15 in 2011, and 22 in 2010.

IADT News National Film School – the contract for the completion of the NFS was signed in August 2012 with Collen Construction. The project is due to be handed over to the Institute in Autumn 2013. This new facility will provide the Institute with 2 TV/Film studios, a new radio centre, 5 flat classrooms, a film/TV store and workshop, and an office.


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Erasmus at IADT In the academic year 2012/2013, IADT had 19 students travelling to Spain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland and Estonia – a big increase on the previous year’s outgoing students. 20 students came to IADT from colleges in the UK, Portugal, Germany, France and Switzerland. Our Students Union are introducing a buddy system for our international students. Following the President’s welcome reception in September 2012, the Union hosted an event for our incoming international students in The Chapel.

Springboard In September 2012 IADT welcomed 40+ students on our Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship which is being run in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce in Dun Laoghaire and funded through the national Springboard programme.

Jennifer Burke Award The Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship and Management teaching teams from the Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities were shortlisted for the prestigious Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2013.

DOMUS 100 Top European Architectural and Design Schools IADT First in Class – only Irish School in International Directory of Europe’s Top 100 Design Schools for 2013. IADT’s Visual Communication Design programme is unique in being the only Irish Design school acknowledged by DOMUS in its list of Top 100 European Architecture and Design Schools. IADT’s Visual Communication Design programme is one of only twenty-five graphic design programmes on a prestigious list which includes the Royal College of Art (London), Aalto University (Finland) and the Rietveld Akademie (the Netherlands).The Italian-based publication DOMUS praised Visual Communication Design as ‘a young but fast-rising programme’ led by Dublin graphic designer, David Smith. It states that ‘students can expect a balanced education’ provided by ‘a stimulated group of young, practising professors committed to their students and the School’.


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Coder Dojo Coder Dojo, the teach-kids-to-code phenomenon, launched at IADT on 23rd January. Coder Dojo came about when Cork teenager, James Whelton, started teaching schoolmates how to programme. With some help from Internet entrepreneur, Bill Liao, the movement has exploded, with Coder Dojo groups cropping up all over the globe. Coder Dojo is run entirely by volunteers. The organisers are keen to line up some additional volunteers to act as mentors.

FÍS Film Festival The FÍS film project is an initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, managed by IADT and PDST Technology in Education. FÍS is a team within IADT which has developed a methodology that empowers teachers and children to explore the medium of film and digital media in the primary curriculum. Now in its 8th year, the FÍS Film Festival showcases the creative and ingenious use of digital media in the classroom. It invites primary schools from all over Ireland to submit short movies which are produced entirely by the children from script to storyboard to filming. Second year students from IADT’s BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production produce and film the awards ceremony as if being broadcast live. The winning film “The Swinging Sixties” - an enlightening and entertaining historical documentary of the 60’s - impressed the judges for its style, cinematography and imagination. It beat off stiff competition from twenty three other schools shortlisted in categories ranging from animation to cinematography. St Patrick’s Boys National School, Laois, scooped the Aileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making. 890 primary school children and their teachers attended the FÍS Film Festival last November.

The IADT Student Enterprise Society The IADT Student Enterprise Society recently launched a Pop-Up Shop on the Dun Laoghaire campus. Entrepreneurial students from across all disciplines, will be able to rent the shop for one week to try out their business ideas on fellow students and staff. Business ideas vary from vintage Christmas jumpers to homemade jams, from a student author selling her book to a photography student selling his prints.


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Video – the Society also launched a Video to promote the

networking of students across all disciplines. An enterprise idea video competition was organised with the help of our Erasmus partner college in Lahti, Finland.

National Rehabilitation Hospital Calendar Project 3rd year entrepreneurship students undertook a successful collaborative project with the National Rehabilitation Hospital. The students worked with the NRH on the national marketing and promotion of the 2013 NRH calendars. The calendar was formally launched on December 12th by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD. Over 1,500 calendars were sold with all proceeds going to the NRH.


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Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities

Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities Head of Faculty: Dr Josephine Browne BSc, BComm, MBS, BL, PhD.

Head of Department of Entrepreneurship: Therese Moylan, B.A., M.B.A.

Head of Department of Humanities and Arts Management: Dr Paula Gilligan BEd, PhD.

Our programmes use a unique, interdisciplinary approach that gives you transferable skills applicable across a range of sectors and occupations. Innovation is at the heart of all our programmes. The Faculty offers programmes at Levels 7, 8 and 9, specialising in Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, and English, Media and Cultural Studies. Our two postgraduate programmes are an MA in Public Culture Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Cultural Event Management. A Masters degree by research is also available. Four accredited Special Purpose Awards are offered in Online Business Trading, Enterprise Development, Creative Writing, and Citizenship and Society. Programmatic review Panel 2010, comments on School and its programmes: “The Panel noted the School occupied a unique and valuable niche in Irish education.” “Staff in the School are enthusiastic, committed and motivated. Student satisfaction was high, and this was borne out by the increasing number of first preferences on CAO applications.”


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BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies

BA (Honours) in

English, Media and Cultural Studies What is English, Media and Cultural Studies?

DL821 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 85 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 305 / Median Points 350 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: H D3 Other Language: O D3

This programme combines English Literature, Media and Cultural Studies. It is a demanding programme that encourages students to follow their own intellectual pathways.

What will I be doing? The programme encourages you to pursue one or more of a variety of paths. You will: ffGain an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of literary works, media texts, films, television and visual cultures, and political economy of cultures ffLearn how different cultures work and how people experience them ffAcquire strong critical and analytical thinking skills ffGain highly-developed oral and written communication skills ffAcquire the knowledge and skills required for postgraduate study ffDevelop skills for the working world: presenting in public, interview techniques, working in teams, developing empathy and insight, leading groups, strategic research.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Graduates are employed in the culture and knowledge sectors. Graduates have found careers in journalism, publishing, advertising, public relations, media and broadcasting, research, human rights law, international politics, trade unionism, business and management, film and television, teaching, insurance, politics and activism, performance, technology, fashion, librarianship, public service, international relations and entertainment. Critical thinking and effective communication skills are also highly sought after by employers in business. You will be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, to teach in Second Level schools. Graduates have also found work internationally as English teachers.


iadt Prospectus 2014 Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities > Department of Humanities and Arts Management

What modules will I study? Year 1 Modern English Literature, Introduction to Critical Theory, Introduction to Cinema and Cultural Studies, Introduction to Media Studies, Visual Culture, Writing Studies, Learning Journal.

Year 2 Critical Theory, Film Studies, Political Economy and Globalisation, 19th Century Literature, English Renaissance, Popular Cultures, Writing Project (creative, news).

Year 3 20th Century Irish Writing, Cultural Identities, Contemporary Cinema, Research Methods, Modernism, TV Drama, Research Project (strategic and team research).

Year 4 Political Cultures and Identities in Ireland, Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Censorship and Control, Dissertation.

“A demanding programme that encourages students to follow their own intellectual pathways�

Electives Sample of elective modules: Censorship in the Media, American Literature, Technology and Cultures, Alterity and Cinema, Gothic Images in Film and Literature, Visual Cultures and Political Violence

FETAC Awards acceptable for this programme Further details about FETAC are under the Admissions section later in this prospectus. DL821 BA (Honours) in English Media & Cultural Studies. For this programme you need to have completed one of the following linked awards and have met any specific module requirements specified and have a minimum of 3 distinctions. ECHSX 3 Distinctions, ELESX 3 Distinctions ELAXX 3 Distinctions, EPJXX 3 Distinctions DCHSX 3 Distinctions, 5M2154 3 Distinctions 5M2073 3 Distinctions, 5M3114 3 Distinctions 5M2464 3 Distinctions, 5M4468 3 Distinctions EMPXX 3 Distinctions and passes in E20013 / 5N2152 and L22630 / 5N3249 Contact: Dr. Carol MacKeogh, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4929 E: carol.mackeogh@iadt.ie

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Student Profile

Theresa Peringer Programme: BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies I really enjoy studying at IADT because I feel met and recognized as an individual, rather than being anonymous in a mass of students. The small class sizes allow the lecturers to know all their students by name and I always felt that they have a genuine interest in the individual progress every student makes. The atmosphere in seminars and lectures is supportive and inclusive. It is never a problem to ask questions or approach a lecturer after class. English, Media and Cultural Studies is a course that really encourages you to develop your own opinions and articulate them. It familiarizes you with a variety of literary works, films and media texts and provides critical frameworks to analyse them.

“I particularly enjoy the discussions in seminar groups because they allow time to explore topics in detail and give you the opportunity to exchange opinions and views with classmates. In the familiar and supportive environment of the seminar group it is possible to develop confidence and work on public speaking skills.� The programme also enables you to do independent research and develop individual as well as group projects. The campus is bright, modern and offers spaces for students to relax and unwind in, like the chapel where you can play pool, listen to music, watch films or just have a cup of coffee. We have a very active student union that is always trying to improve everyday life for students.


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Paraic McQuaid Programme Co-Ordinator: BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management Paraic holds an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD, as well as an undergraduate BA in Fine Art. Currently his research interests lie in the areas of visual art practice as well as action based research in the area of cultural policy development. Having joined the team in 2003 Paraic is very proud to be part of the Arts Management teaching team for the past ten years. What he brings to the team is an in-depth knowledge of Irish and International Cultural Policy, Visual Arts Contexts and Arts Management

“The Arts Management Programme balances business skills with cultural policy and analysis skills. There is an emphasis placed on learning-bydoing throughout the programme.” This practical approach is matched by an informed critical analysis in the lectures for example, Law, Critical Thinking, Cultural Policy and Strategic Management. Paraic’s experience includes working on projects utilising culture as an instrument of sustainable development in the border regions; collaborative arts practice projects bringing art and communities closer to an engaged cultural experience; and arts administration at different levels of the arts in Ireland. His research interest is mainly in the area of action research projects. A recent example is a research project undertaken with the Interarts Foundation on behalf of the EACEA (European Commission) entitled Access of Young People to Culture, 2010. Paraic’s visual art is housed in collections across Ireland including Dublin, Fingal, Louth and Monaghan County Council, as well as private collections.

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Jenny McDonnell Programme: BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies I teach on the BA in English, Media and Cultural Studies (DL821). This innovative programme provides students with a range of transferable skills to meet the needs of the new economy. It is a really stimulating and challenging programme which involves the study of English Literature, Media and Cultural Studies. What I enjoy most about teaching on the programme is seeing the students’ enthusiasm and motivation as they develop critical reflective skills over their 4 years of study. The EMCS programme fosters independent thinking and enables students to engage with their chosen field of study in diverse and exciting ways, for example in our annual celebration of James Joyce Day. Students on the BA EMCS also have the opportunity to undertake part of their studies abroad on an Erasmus programme in the University of Rennes and University of Reims in France, where modules are delivered in both English and French.

“All in all, IADT is a unique higher educational institution. It offers a friendly, welcoming and dynamic learning environment.� Our graduates have gained employment in a diverse range of industries including the culture and knowledge sectors. In recent times our graduates are successfully employed in journalism, advertising, publishing, human rights, business management, politics and advocacy, performance, public service, international research, film and television, and teaching. Our programme provides excellent training for graduates interested in pursuing postgraduate studies, Masters Degrees and PhDs.


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BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management

BA (Honours) in

Business Studies and Arts Management What is Business Studies and Arts Management?

DL822 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 60 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 290 / Median Points 360 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3 Other Language: O D3

This degree involves the study of business as it relates to management in the arts and cultural sector. The overall objective of the programme is to produce competent graduates who will be able to: ffoperate as professional managers in the arts and cultural sectors. ffdemonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the complex issues facing contemporary arts and cultural organisations. ffapply business skills to enhance the management capabilities of the organisations they work for and with.

What will I be doing? You will engage with a wide range of business and arts related subjects, developing skills and competencies that will enable you to work in the arts and cultural sector. Many students learn best from experience and part of this degree involves hands-on business experience, which are work based and simulate real world scenarios, e.g. running visual, music and performance related events, and participating in business games, debates and cultural field trips. In Year 3, students spend 20 weeks working in arts and cultural organisations, giving a taste of future career possibilities.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? You may find opportunities as Event Managers, Marketing Executives in Theatres and Art Galleries, PR Officers, Festival Managers, and Project Managers in Arts Venues. The skills you acquire are also transferable and can be used in most business environments. You could also choose to continue your studies to Masters Degree level, in Ireland or abroad.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Marketing, Management, Arts in Context, Introduction to the Music Business, Introduction to Theatre, Computer Applications, Introduction to Media Studies, Learning.

Year 2 Marketing Communications, Visual Arts Studies, Internet Applications, Accounting I, Critical Thinking, Cultural Project Management, Theatre and Performance Studies, the Music Industry.

Year 3 Cultural Management Issues, Cultural Sectoral Analysis, Business Research Methods, Film Studies, Accounting II, Popular Music Management, Placement.

Year 4 Strategic Arts Management and Coordination, Law, Cultural Policy, Accounting III, HRM and Volunteerism, New Media Technologies.

“Many students learn best from experience and part of this degree involves handson business experience�

Contact: Paraic McQuaid, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4946

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Student Profile

Patrice Finneran Programme: BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management After leaving school I entered into a college with over 8500 students. I was overwhelmed with the vastness of its campus and structure as well as the lack of guidance I received. When entering IADT a year later I was astonished with the personable approach that all the lectures took with introducing students into the college atmosphere, through an introduction week, and secondly by taking the time to get to know each student. The first few weeks of college is an intimidating time for any student, through this interactive approach I got to know my classmates and make friends easily. The Business and Arts Management course provides a platform to many different industries and opportunities. The modules range from theatre, film studies and arts policy to marketing, accounting, human resource and management. You inevitably leave with the skill set to enter any business situation, arts or otherwise. The tacit skills acquired within the course are the most valuable, with cross industry collaboration, approaching tasks creatively, working within groups and producing individual presentations, the course prepares you for any working environment.

“When entering IADT, the student support services make themselves known to the classes quite quickly offering support for personal and professional difficulties.� I was diagnosed with dyslexia in my first year of entering IADT, and found a safe haven in the support given to me by the writing and research services. They support you as little or as much as you want, they provided me with a program that was a huge help during my final year. My future will draw from the experiences and practical theory I learned at IADT. The broadness of the course means that I acquired the skill set to enter many different sectors. I first hope to travel and experience the delights of other cultures, when I return, I will work on bringing arts in education more dominantly into arts education in Ireland.


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Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Business in

Entrepreneurship What is Business in Entrepreneurship?

DL701 - Level 7 Award Application

CAO

Duration

3 years (full-time) Places 45 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 200 / Median Points 305 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 5 O D3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

This is an exciting programme that takes you to the heart of business. By employing a practical approach and setting you the task of running your own business in each of the three years, you will learn to thrive as a professional decision-maker or as an entrepreneur in the business world.

What will I be doing? Students run their own businesses in each of the first three years. The businesses are: stalls in Dun Laoghaire People’s Park (year 1), an online business (year 2) and a social enterprise (year 3). These businesses are assessed across a number of modules. Continuous assessment exceeds 80% of the total programme assessment.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? You will have a sound foundation on which to build an entrepreneurial career in any area of business as the following list demonstrates: media, music and technology entrepreneurs, advertising and marketing executives, retail manager, channel marketing co-ordinator, army cadet, restaurant manager, Building Society lending officer, taxation and planning, pensions, investments, funds and fundraising officers, finance project administrator, business development manager, travel agent, and sales representative. You will also be eligible to progress to our add-on degree: DL243 - Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship (Level 8 Award).


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Enterprise Management, Entrepreneurial Learning, Marketing, Enterprise Finance I, Business Mathematics, Computer Applications, Elective.

Year 2 Entrepreneurial and Organisational Behaviour, Internet Applications, Integrated Marketing Communications, Enterprise Communications, Enterprise Finance II, Economics.

Year 3 Advanced Enterprise Management, Management Information Systems, Market Research, Critical Thinking for Entrepreneurs, Enterprise Finance III, Enterprise Law.

The teaching team The Entrepreneurship teaching team was shortlisted for the prestigious Jennifer Burke award for innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2013.

“This is an exciting programme that takes you to the heart of business�

Contact: Denis Cullinane, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4942 E: denis.cullinane@iadt.ie

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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in

Entrepreneurship What is Business - Entrepreneurship?

Application

If you are already a business graduate and you now want to expand your knowledge and skills in the world of entrepreneurship, this general business programme focuses on innovation and the strategies that turn innovation into wealth creation. In particular, we look at how knowledge can be used dynamically across different business disciplines with an emphasis on strategic approaches.

Duration

What will I be doing?

DL801 - Level 8 Award

IADT

1 year add-on (full-time and part-time) Places 50 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 60 credits and an overall GPA of 2.00 (40%) or higher in an ordinary degree in Business, e.g. DL231, or equivalent.

We provide a lively learning environment where students actively participate and learn from their experiences. The strategic entrepreneurship module engages students in the real world of the entrepreneur through networking, mentoring and case studies. An elective Entrepreneurship Project based module which develops solutions for real world problems experienced by SMEs is also available.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? If you intend to run your own business, this programme will equip you with the most important skills. You could work in first line management roles in finance, marketing or aim towards a career in general management. Recent graduates include: Technology and media entrepreneurs, marketing and advertising executives, retail manager, channel marketing co-ordinator, chartered accountancy trainee, army cadet, restaurant manager, secondary school teacher, Building Society lending officer, taxation and planning, pensions, investments, funds and fundraising officers, finance project administrator, business development manager, travel agent, and sales representative. You will also be eligible to further your studies at Masters level.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Strategic Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management.

Electives: Entrepreneurship Project Based Module OR Strategic Entrepreneurship, Taxation for Entrepreneurship and Strategic Information Systems.

What is the closing date? Applications must be made to the Admissions Office in IADT. Monday, 31st March, 2014 @ 4 pm (Final date, no second round). You may contact our Admissions Office on: admissions@iadt.ie / (01) 239 4621

Contact: Fiona McLoughlin, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4122 E: fiona.mcloughlin@iadt.ie

“this business programme focuses on innovation and the strategies that turn innovation into wealth creation�

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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in

Entrepreneurship and Management What is Business in Entrepreneurship?

DL823 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 45 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 210 / Median Points 315 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3 Other Language: O D3

This is an exciting programme that takes you to the heart of business. By combining theory, practice and continuous assessment, you will discover how to succeed, either as a professional decision-maker or as an entrepreneur in the business world.

What will I be doing? The programme of study encourages students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and during the first two years students run their own businesses. The businesses are: stalls in Dun Laoghaire People’s Park (year 1), an online business (year 2) and are assessed across a number of modules. In Year 3 students can opt to either do a 20 week placement or study abroad as an Erasmus student. The Erasmus partner universities are in Spain, Estonia, France, Finland and the Netherlands. Year 4 takes a strategic perspective on business management and learning.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? There is tremendous scope for a wide variety of careers. Recent graduates include: Technology and media entrepreneurs, marketing and advertising executives, retail manager, channel marketing co-ordinator, chartered accountancy trainee, army cadet, restaurant manager, secondary school teacher, Building Society lending officer, taxation and planning, pensions, investments, funds and fundraising officers, finance project administrator, business development manager, travel agent, and sales representative. You will also be eligible to progress to Master degree programmes.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Enterprise Management, Entrepreneurial Learning, Enterprise Finance I, Business Mathematics, Marketing, Computer Applications, Elective.

Year 2 Entrepreneurial and Organisational Behaviour, Internet Applications, Integrated Marketing Communications, Enterprise Communications, Enterprise Finance II, Economics.

Year 3 Business and Project Planning, Business Research Methods, Law and Finance, Real World Business (options to include work placement, Erasmus, research/project work).

Year 4 Strategic Management, Strategic Information Systems, Strategic Marketing Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship, Taxation for Entrepreneurs, Human Resource Management.

The teaching team

“The programme of study encourages students to develop their entrepreneurial skills�

The DL823 teaching team was shortlisted for the prestigious Jennifer Burke award for innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2013.

Contact: Catherine Cronin, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4767 E: Catherine.cronin@iadt.ie

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Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Siobhan Gallagher Programme: Entrepreneurship and Management It is my privilege to be a member of the entrepreneurship teaching team here at IADT.

“By combining theory with the practical development of entrepreneurial skills, our students discover how to succeed, either as entrepreneurs or as professional decision-makers in the business world.” I teach Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Management and had the pleasure of being a member of the teaching team on IADT’s first Springboard Labour Market activation programme in 2012. My industry experience as a HR practitioner responsible for graduate recruitment in the financial services sector has given me with the ideal background to manage the placement programme for our Entrepreneurship students. Our 4 year level 8 Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management offers our students a 16 week work placement option. The student has the opportunity to work either in Ireland or abroad in their chosen industry, or use this time as an opportunity (with structured mentoring, guidance and support) to develop a business idea. The placement programme integrates the student’s academic study with closely coordinated realistic jobs, based on the work abilities of the student. Feedback from employers suggests that graduates who have undertaken a work placement during their degree are better placed for future employment. Our class size and teaching methodologies mean that we get to know our students very well. My knowledge of the students, their interests and hopes for the future ensures that I can achieve the maximum fit between employer and student. A number of our graduates are now employed by the organisations where they completed their placement. Our students have previously been on work placement in a huge variety of companies. This is not an exhaustive list but it gives a flavour of the kinds of employers IADT has developed links with: 98fm, EastCoast FM, UCD Sports and Fitness Centre, Leinster Rugby, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Enterprise Rent a Car, Croke Park, Bank of Ireland, Friends First, Liberty Asset Management, Mothercare, and Ben Dunne Gyms.


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Eoin Dixon Murphy Programme: Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management Being an IADT student has probably been the best experience of my life. Over the past four years I’ve learned so much, both about myself and the business world. IADT has opened so many doors for me, and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. I’ve always known that I wanted to work for myself eventually, and studying a business degree that focuses primarily on entrepreneurship is invaluable in that sense. IADT has given me the knowledge and practical skills that will help me create my own business in the future. Within this degree I’ve run mini businesses (both off and online), gained experience working for real world companies, and got the chance to spend a semester abroad studying and living in France.

“Being based on a campus that’s so diverse is one of my favourite things about IADT. We’re one of the few colleges that has such a broad range of courses.” Being a business student, this is hugely beneficial to me. I don’t have to look elsewhere to find talent that will help me establish my own company. Whether I’m looking for web designers, app developers, photographers or filmmakers – IADT students have those skills. And the best thing about it is that they’re my friends. I know them, I can rely on them. I have these relationships and contacts built up before I even hit the real world. As well as this, I’ve had the chance to experience the social side of college too. IADT is renowned for its eclectic range of events. We’ve seen it all: international bands and DJs, top Irish comedians and world famous guest speakers. I also worked as Clubs and Socs officer of the Student Union, and have been a member of so many societies over the years. Getting involved with the social side of things completes the overall college experience and is so worthwhile. I will truly miss IADT when I leave. It’s become such a big part of me and left a huge mark. I’ve made so many lifelong friends (both students and lecturers) and have loved every minute of it. But I’m confident that I’m prepared for the future, have learned the essential skills I need and that I’ve made the most of my college years.

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Julie Smith Programme: Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management I think IADT is a great place to study Business. As an Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, my course really focuses on the creative and practical side of business. During my first year studying at IADT, we were able to take part in a Stalls Project where we set up a Stall with a business idea that we created. We traded down in the Peoples’ Park in Dun Laoghaire, which proved to be very successful. I thought this was a great practical project that involved our Business Skills. As part of a group we set up a cupcake stall, and in the end we left with a profit, which gave us a taster of the real life business world. Second year was a great year for learning and preparing for working in the outside world, during this time I focused on my presentation skills alongside preparing my CV and interview techniques, these skills proved to be very helpful when seeking an intern position which is part of the third year programme.

“Third was my favourite year of all, during this time I had the opportunity to seek placement positions in companies of my choice. This allowed me to travel to New York, as I got an Internship with Diane von Furstenberg in their Sales Department.� It was the most beneficial four months as I gained so much experience and learned a tremendous amount about the Fashion Industry in the business world. While working at DVF I had to assist important client appointments during market weeks, this involved major buyers from department stores selecting parts of the new line that they wanted to carry in their stores. Having this opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from the work placement program was something that will stay with me for life. The lecturers here at IADT are fantastic, as it is a small institute; it is easy for students to get one on one attention if needed.


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Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies

Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies

Head of Faculty: Dr. Andrew Power, DGov Belf, MA Dub, MBA Strath, PgDip(Mus) Dip(Eng) DIT, CEng MIEI. Head of Department of Technology and Psychology: Dr Marion Palmer MA MEd, EdD, CPhys, MInstP

Head of Department of Film and Media: Donald Taylor Black MA. Head of Department of Design and Visual Arts: Liam Doona, BA.

The Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies offers a rich portfolio of inter-related programmes in a vibrant atmosphere of research, creativity, technology and production. Our programmes push discipline boundaries through creative collaboration and interaction. Our strong links with the commercial, academic and cultural sectors are an essential part of every programme, providing students with experiences in a personal, national and global context. Our programmes in Film, Media, Design and Visual Arts provide students with the opportunity to develop academically and to explore their professional practice. Each programme enjoys a high profile and a reputation for quality and relevance in a fast moving professional environment. The Faculty benefits from being the home of The National Film School (NFS). Our programmes in Technology and Psychology focus on people centred technology in a digital environment. These bring together people and technology, exploring the fields of psychology and technology, digital media and entertainment, and human computer interaction. From usability engineering to virtual reality we offer programmes that combine technical skill and knowledge with an understanding of how technology operates in society. This convergence gives our students opportunities for interdisciplinary projects and interaction in both formal and informal ways. All of our programmes enjoy a high profile and a reputation for quality and relevance in a fastmoving professional environment. Current research in Creative Technologies can be seen in the Faculty’s Centre for Creative Technologies and Applications (CCTA): http://ccta.iadt.ie/ccta/index.html


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Bachelor of Engineering in Audio Visual Media Technology

Bachelor of Engineering in

Audio Visual Media Technology What is Audio Visual Media Technology? Audio visual media technology involves broadly speaking the application of scientific and engineering principles to the construction, operation and maintenance of electronic systems with an emphasis on audio-visual applications. DL702 - Level 7 Award Application

CAO

Duration

3 years (full-time) Places 50 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 235 / Median Points 340 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 5 O D3 Maths: O D3 English: O D3 Foundation Level Maths NOT accepted

What will I be doing on the Audio Visual Programme? This is an engineering degree, specialising in electronic systems for audio-visual technology. We aim to provide students with the technical, computing knowledge, skills, and competencies to enable them to succeed in the audio-visual industry. Students will learn how to build, test and maintain electronic circuits and systems for the audio-visual industry, as well as gain competence in audio visual studio software applications, with the necessary computer skills. It is envisaged that students will specialise in different aspects of the programme according to their interests via individual projects. All subjects are taught from first principles and the level that students are expected to attain should be well within reach of all students. The final year students showcase their large-scale projects. These demonstrate a strong creative and audio-visual appreciation with business and entrepreneurial ambitions. AVMT students have access to the studios and other facilities of The National Film School.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Opportunities exist for engineering graduates in the electronics, broadcasting and installation industries as electronics engineering technicians and technical managers. Level 8 opportunities for AVMT graduates are available via the DL802 Digital Media Systems programme. Graduates may also qualify to continue their studies at other institutions of higher education in Ireland and abroad.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Electronics I, Electrical Technology, Music Technology I, AudioVisual Computer Applications, Computer Hardware, AudioVisual Fundamentals, Mathematics I.

Year 2 Electronics II, Audio-Visual Production, Music Technology II, Computer Networks, Mathematics II, Introduction to Telecommunications, Audio Visual Engineering Practice.

Year 3 Electronics III, Digital Audio Synthesis, Digital Video Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communications, Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Project.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Toolbox (approx. €100), textbooks (approx. €60), field trips (approx. €40).

“We provide students with the skills, and competencies to enable them to succeed in the audiovisual industry.”

Contact: Timm Jeschawitz, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4724 E: timm.jeschawitz@iadt.ie

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Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Darragh Bambrick Programme: Bachelor of Engineering in Audio Visual Media Technology

Assistant Producer for Super Gardens at Vision Independent productions. Vision Independent Productions (VIP) is an Irish based company that develops unique entertainment and lifestyle formats for Television and the Web. Darragh has had a longstanding relationship with IADT. He completed the BEng in Audio Video Media Technology (AVMT) in 2006 and in 2010 was awarded a post graduate diploma in Digital Media Systems. Prior to working for VIP Darragh held a number of technical and creative positions including technical consultant for Eurotek Ireland and producer/director of London Calling which was a six part documentary series for Strike Films and RTE Sport.


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BSc (Honours) in Digital Media Systems

BSc (Honours) in

Digital Media Systems What is Digital Media Systems?

DL802 - Level 8 Award Application

IADT

Duration

1 year add-on (full-time) Places 10 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 60 credits and an overall GPA of 2.00 (40%) or higher in an appropriate B.Eng., e.g. DL133, or equivalent. Graduates with a level 7 B.Sc. in Computer Science may also apply.

This programme is an ideal follow-on course for somebody with an Ordinary Degree in either Electronics, Computer Science or Audio Visual Media Technology. It will give you the advanced skills and knowledge required to work on a technical level in areas such as broadcast, audio visual technology and other media. The course concentrates on a number of key areas, including broadcast technology, computer music and physical computing, which uses computers to control the world around us. You also complete a major project which involves applying professional research methods to a topic of particular interest to you.

What will I be doing? This is a one-year honours BSc aimed at engineering and computer science graduates. It builds on the knowledge gained during your level 7 degree and adds the depth and breadth of a level 8 qualification to your skill set. Students will learn how modern digital broadcast systems work while getting relevant TV and radio studio experience at a technical level. In addition, software concepts are presented in a practical context, allowing you to design and test systems for the audio-visual industry, as well as gain competence in digital media software applications, together with the necessary computer skills. It is envisaged that students will specialise in different aspects of the programme according to their interests via individual projects. All subjects are taught from first principles and the level that students are expected to attain should be well within reach of all suitable level 7 graduates. The final year students showcase their large-scale projects. These demonstrate a strong creative and audio-visual appreciation, together with business and entrepreneurial ambitions. Students on this programme have access to the studios and other facilities of The National Film School.


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What will I be able to do when I graduate? Opportunities exist for digital media systems graduates in the electronics, broadcasting and installation industries as technicians and technical managers. Graduates may also qualify to continue their studies at other institutions of higher education in Ireland and abroad.

What modules will I study? Physical Computing, Computer Music, Usability, Applied Research Methods. Students also choose two of the following elective modules: Broadcast Technology, Web design and development, Data Visualisation, Technology and Learning.

Students also complete a substantial research-based project. Elective modules offered can change each year and aim to reflect the interests and skills of the particular cohort of students.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Toolbox (approx. €100), textbooks (approx €60), field trips (approx €40).

“ giving you the advanced skills and knowledge required to work on a technical level”

What is the closing date? Applications must be made to the Admissions Office in IADT. Closing date: Monday, 31st March, 2014 @ 4 pm (Final date, no second round).

Contact: Timm Jeschawitz, Programme Co-ordinator T:(01) 2394724 E: timm.jeschawitz@iadt.ie

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BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming

BSc in Computing in

Multimedia Programming What is Multimedia Programming? This programme aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the IT/Digital Media and related industries. DL703 - Level 7 Award

What will I be doing?

Application

You will study the modules found on any computing degree, such as programming (using Java), databases, and how computers and the internet work. But you will also be able to study topics such as multimedia/web authoring, web design, mobile app development, entrepreneurship and computer modelling (using simple concepts from maths and physics to model phenomena such as projectile or planetary motion, or simply to animate a bouncing ball). You will use a range of technologies/environments to develop your applications. The final project will provide you with the opportunity to learn a technology that you have not already been exposed to, or to specialise in a particular area of interest. Please note that mathematics is a significant component in a number of modules, so it is a subject that you should be comfortable with.

CAO

Duration

3 years (full-time) Places 20 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 300 / Median Points 375 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 5 O D3 Maths: O D3 English: O D3 Foundation Level Maths not accepted

What will I be able to do when I graduate? You can progress to our one year add-on BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering (Level 8 Award) – DL803. Graduates have found employment in a broad range of fields including, web/multimedia application development, games development, mobile app development, computer based training, e-learning application development, software development/analysis and project management. A number of graduates are now running their own business.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Computer Technology, Web Programming I, Programming, Multimedia Authoring I, Digital Media Production Techniques, Computer Modelling I, Contemporary Issues in Multimedia.

Year 2 Web Programming II, Software Production, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Algorithms and Data Structures, Multimedia Authoring and Design, Database Management Systems, Web Design, Video and 3-D Modelling Production.

Erasmus: Note that 2nd year students are offered the opportunity to study abroad as part of an Erasmus exchange agreement, established between IADT and the relevant host colleges. Year 3 Object-Oriented Programming and Design, Computer Modelling II, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, Multimedia Programming, Digital Media Entrepreneurship. In addition, you will complete a substantial project.

“This programme will give you the skills and knowledge required for the development of complex multimedia systems.”

Extra-Curricular You also gain experience beyond the lab/classroom, establishing links with industry and the community. Some examples include visits to The TCD Science Gallery, Ericssons and the UCD Nova Centre; taking part in competitions such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup; and working collaboratively on projects with the National Rehabilitation Centre. The presence of the Media Cube (campus innovation unit) has also promoted links between start-up companies and the programme.

Cost for materials and/or field trips USB sticks, CD-Rom, DVDs, headphones, microphones, etc. (approx. €50 per year). Digital camera (desirable), from €100 to €400.

Contact: Sue Reardon, Programme Co-Ordinator, T: (01) 2394724 E: sue.reardon@iadt.ie

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Staff Profile

Staff Profile

John Montayne Programmes: BSc (Honours) in Computing Multimedia Systems/ Web Engineering (DL824) BA (Honours) in Design in Visual Communications (DL826) John is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design with a degree in Industrial Design and a European Masters in Interactive Multimedia from DIT and The London College of Print. John has been lecturing across a number of programmes at IADT for over 13 years in areas including Web Design, User Experience Design, Authoring Environments and Responsive Design. Over the last number of years John has been applying his practice to research and development with Innovation Vouchers from Enterprise Ireland. These vouchers are used by small/Medium Enterprises to develop research through the Institute. Projects have included iPhone Interface Development and Design, Online Academic research management toolkits, HTML5 Video Integration utilising JavaScript event Frameworks, and an E-Learning Language Gamification Tool.

“In a digital economy such as Ireland there is a huge demand for graduates with a broad range of understanding and skills across both the design and development spectrums. One of the greatest skills that we can give graduates of IADT is the ability to analyse real life problems and present viable creative solutions.� John has taught on the Visual Communications, Multimedia Systems and Psychology programmes. He was also Course Coordinator of the BSc in Applied Psychology degree programme for a number of years specializing in interactivity design. It is this cross-institute involvement that has helped John become one of the leading design innovators and understand the technical limitations and creative opportunities within a multi-disciplinary environment such as IADT. John has been a judge for the Eircom Spiders Digital Media Awards for the last number of years and recently chaired the Eircom Spiders Digital Workshop on Digital Innovation.


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BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems/ Web Engineering

BSc (Honours) in Computing in

Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering What is Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering?

Application

This programme is ideal for somebody with an Ordinary Degree in Computing. It will give you the advanced skills and knowledge required for the development of either complex multimedia systems or web-based systems/applications, covering both the hardware and software components of such systems.

Duration

What will I be doing?

DL803 - Level 8 Award

IADT

1 year add-on (full-time) Places 10 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 60 credits and an overall GPA of 2.00 (40%) or higher in an appropriate BSc in Computing, e.g. DL131, or equivalent.

You study multimedia systems, usability and electives that will develop your skills. Throughout the year there is a particular focus on developing your research and analytical skills. The major project will offer you the opportunity to learn a technology that you have not already been exposed to, or to specialise in a particular area of interest.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Graduates have found employment in many areas of multimedia including games development, web application development, multimedia application development, computer based training, e-Learning application development, interactive multimedia development, software development, software analysis and project management. Many graduates have also progressed to postgraduate programmes.


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What modules will I study? Multimedia Systems, Usability, Applied Research Methods. You also choose two of the following elective modules: Data Visualisation, Technology and Learning, Content Management Systems, Games Programming, Physical Computing, Advanced Web Design, Advanced JavaScript Programming and Mobile Computing. In addition, you will complete a substantial research-based project. Please note that not all module options will be offered each year; insofar as it is possible, the range available will reflect the interests and skills of the particular cohort of students.

Cost for materials and/or field trips USB sticks, CD-Rom, DVDs, headphones, microphones, etc. (approx. €50 per year). Digital camera (desirable), from €100 to €400.

“This programme gives you the advanced skills and knowledge required for the development of either complex multimedia systems or webbased systems/ applications”

What is the closing date? Applications must be made to the Admissions Office in IADT. Closing date: Monday, 31st March, 2014 @ 4 pm (Final date, no second round).

Contact: Sue Reardon, Programme Co-Ordinator T: (01) 2394724 E: sue.reardon@iadt.ie

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BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems/ Web Engineering

BSc (Honours) in Computing in

Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering What is Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering?

DL824 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 30 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 310/ Median Points 355 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: O D3 English: O D3 Foundation Level Maths not accepted

This programme aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the IT/Digital Media and related industries.

What will I be doing? You will study the modules found on any computing degree, such as programming (using Java), databases, and how computers and the internet work. But you will also be able to study topics such as multimedia/web authoring, web design, mobile app development, entrepreneurship and computer modelling (using simple concepts from maths and physics to model phenomena such as projectile or planetary motion, or simply to animate a bouncing ball). You will use a range of technologies/environments to develop your applications. The final project will provide you with the opportunity to learn a technology that you have not already been exposed to, or to specialise in a particular area of interest. Please note that mathematics is a significant component in a number of modules, so it is a subject that you should be comfortable with.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Many graduates have progressed to further postgraduate programmes. Graduates have found employment in a broad range of fields including, web/multimedia application development, games development, mobile app development, computer based training, e-learning application development, software development/analysis and project management. A number of graduates are now running their own businesses.

Cost for materials and/or field trips USB sticks, CD-Rom, DVDs, headphones, microphones, etc. (approx. â‚Ź50 per year). Digital camera (desirable), from â‚Ź100 to â‚Ź400.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Computer Technology, Web Programming I, Programming, Multimedia Authoring, Digital Media Production Techniques, Computer Modelling I, Contemporary Issues in Multimedia.

Year 2 Web Programming II, Software Production, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Algorithms and Data Structures, Multimedia Authoring and Design, Database Management Systems, Web Design, Video and 3-D Modelling Production.

Erasmus: Note that 2nd year students are offered the opportunity to study abroad as part of an Erasmus exchange agreement.

Year 3 Object-Oriented Programming and Design, Computer Modelling II, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, Multimedia Programming, Digital Media Entrepreneurship In addition you will complete a substantial project.

“Graduates have found employment in many areas of multimedia including games development & web applications.�

Year 4 Multimedia Systems, Usability, Applied Research Methods. Students also choose two of the following elective modules: Computer Graphics, Data Visualisation, Technology and Learning, Content Management Systems, Games Programming, Physical Computing, Advanced Web Design, Advanced JavaScript Programming and Mobile Computing. In addition, you will complete a substantial research-based project. Elective modules offered can change each year and aim to reflect the interests and skills of the particular cohort of students.

Contact: Sue Reardon, Programme Co-Ordinator, T: (01) 239 4724 E: sue.reardon@iadt.ie

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Student Profile

Student Profile

Niamh-Erin O’Conchubhair Programme: BSc (Honours) in Computing Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering The course supplies you with a wide variety of skills to work in the IT sector including Java programming, Web Design, Digital Media, Computer Modelling and Entrepreneurship. If you are a computer and technology lover like myself then you will love this course. A great bonus to this course is that it is constantly changing to keep up with the industry. We are now programming Android applications for which there is such a need in the jobs market. .

“The Lecturers are all very approachable and don’t hesitate to help you if you run into any difficulties.” Our Students Union is also available if you have any difficulties during your time at IADT. There is a full time officer dedicated to the welfare of the students and they also give guidance on education. We have a brilliant two-storey library which is amazing for such a small college. The canteen supplies delicious hot food and the chefs are great craic. The SU constantly have events running in the Chapel for our entertainment and you’ll also get your daily caffeine fix from the Coffee dock in the chapel. It may be a small college but that is one of the perks as you see the same faces every day. It’s more like a small community than a college. You also meet people and make friends from each and every course because most of the people who go here are very friendly and easy going.


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Louise Cooper

Programme: BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology IADT was perfect for me. The classes were intimate which meant we got to know each other really well. The lecturers were great too. They were there every step of the way – teaching us and helping us to shape our own learning through a variety of lectures, hand-on labs and field trips. They organised great seminars too - with well-known names in Psychology from Ireland and abroad. Applied Psychology is an outstanding course and it seems to be the only one of its kind. As well as learning all the foundations of Psychology, you learn Psychological theories and findings are put into practice in the real-world. In Educational Psychology, we discussed how to apply learning theories in the classroom. In Sports Psychology, we learned how to apply motivation theories and group dynamics on the pitch. In forensic Psychology, we assessed the links between mental illnesses and criminal activity.

“It’s all about learning through doing in IADT. We did a great variety of projects which left me with a broad, strong skillset.” We did presentations, made posters, developed websites, made our own brain games, and spent time volunteering. That’s just to name a few. There’s a big focus on skills like group work, presentations and project management in IADT as well, and since I’ve crossed over to the working world I understand just how important these skills are. In fact, I think these strong skills give us graduates a real edge over other universities and institutes. Now I’m working in iQ Content as a Content Strategist. My work involves many things I learned during my time in IADT – user research, human behaviour, decision-making, UX design, writing for the web. The list goes on. I hope to do a Masters Degree in the next few years, and I definitely wouldn’t rule out going back to IADT.

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BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology

BSc (Honours) in

Applied Psychology What is Applied Psychology? Psychology is the study of how people think and behave. Applied Psychology is the practical application of psychology to the real world and includes areas such as educational, forensic, human factors, organisational, and sport psychology. DL825 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 60 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 385 / Median Points 420 Portfolio No Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: O D3 English: O D3 Other Language: O D3 Foundation Level Maths not accepted

What will I be doing? You study core psychology areas e.g. abnormal, cognitive, neuropsychology, personality, developmental, positive, social and cyberpsychology. You learn about the application of psychological theories and the ethical issues involved in working as a professional psychologist. This degree is a unique opportunity to study how psychology applies to everyday life, including our use of technology, and how it can create new ways to improve our quality of life. This is a practical programme working in small groups and attending lectures, tutorials and labs for about 22 hours a week.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? You can work or study in any area of psychology as the degree is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and our graduates are entitled to become graduate members. Graduates with sufficient experience may become counsellors. There is also a demand for psychology graduates to work with companies applying psychological theories to the use of technology, such as: usability engineers or instructional designers. You may also find work as research assistants or in human resources. Our graduates have studied for Masters Degrees in Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Multimedia, and e-Learning and are now working in these areas. You can progress to our MSc in Cyberpsychology.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Introduction to Psychology, Perception and Ergonomics, Research Methods and Statistics, Multimedia Design, ICT, Cyberpsychology.

Year 2 You study four core psychology modules (Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Lifespan Psychology, Personality and Psychometrics and Research Methods (including statistics)), and either Psychology and Design (Information Design and Multimedia and Software Design) or Psychology and Practice (Sports and Health Psychology and Organisational Psychology). Places on these two paths will be allocated on the basis of student performance, choice and the number of places available.

Year 3 You study four core psychology modules (Social Psychology, Neuropsychology, Abnormal Psychology and Research Methods). In third year the Psychology and Design students study Web Applications and Usability Engineering while the Psychology and Practice students study Educational Psychology.

“Applied Psychology is the practical application of psychology to the real world”

Year 4 All students carry out a major psychology research project as well as Transpersonal & Positive Psychology and Advanced Psychology. The Psychology and Design path study Human Computer Interaction in Practice and Cognitive Ergonomics. The Psychology and Practice path study Learning and Instruction and Forensic Psychology.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Textbooks (approx €80), field trips (approx €20) USB sticks.

Contact: Anne Wright, Programme Co-Ordinator T: (01) 239 4724 E: anne.wright@iadt.ie

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Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Hannah Barton Programme: BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology and MSc in Cyberpsychology The greatest aspect to teaching here in IADT is the freedom to develop innovative projects and learning experiences for the students. I teach on two courses here the applied psychology degree and the Masters in Cyberpsychology. I have been enabled to develop my interest in social justice and education by IADT to incorporate the “ Altruism “ or enforced altruism project as the students call it into the third year social psychology module . The students’ reactions to this service learning assignment are one of my highlights in the year as their reflections are refreshingly honest and insightful. The move to the virtual world and the emergence of the cyberpsychology means I can teach topics as they develop such as captology (persuasive technology) , use of avatars to express personality and the self-concept, expression of positive emotions and altruism online and the emergence of crowdsourcing and collective intelligence online. The opportunities and support to develop your teaching skills and to carry out research in your preferred area has been an important motivator to me. From organising Cyberpsych 2011 – the virtual, immersive and cyber technologies summer school to projects enabling students to create their own podcasts and wikis for learning, I feel secure in the knowledge that IADT is the perfect green house for creative and experimental assignments. The students benefit from being exposed to recent pedagogical developments and techniques. There is a desire to keep up to date in terms of research in order to give the students the best experience.

“The smaller class size means I can see ideas develop and flourish. The diversity of the research projects that the students produce shows the results of all the nurturing.” IADT is the only third level institute to have a specialism such as cyberpsychology and that is not an accident of fate but due to the enthusiasm and dedication of the staff and the supportive environment that IADT provides to the students.


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BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design

BA (Honours) in

Visual Communication Design What is Visual Communication Design? Visual Communication Design takes diverse information and designs it for both print and screen based media. It demands creative thinking and an eye for detail. DL826 - Level 8 Award

What will I be doing?

Application

This programme encourages students to engage and invest in creative thinking, bold ideas, critical enquiry and awareness, discourse, visual exploration and experimentation; collaboration and innovation in project design. From print (newspapers, magazines, books, tickets, posters) to screen (web interfaces, film titles, television graphics and idents) right through to environmental applications (exhibitions, signage systems), you will discover how graphic design informs and assists us in almost everything we do. A practical teaching approach ensures that you achieve a high quality and relevant education, as well as the training to help you meet the demands of contemporary design practice.

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 30 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 669/ Median Points 745 Combination of Leaving Certificate and Portfolio assessment points Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

What will I be able to do when I graduate?

Careers include graphic design (branding, corporate design, identity, packaging), advertising and art direction, web design, interactive media (games, DVDs, software applications, iPhone and iPad interface and content design), motion graphics and post-production for TV and film, exhibition and environmental design, print and publishing (newspapers, magazines, printers and tablet devices), illustration and photography, design education, design journalism and criticism. Many graduates have established their own companies in corporate design, publishing exhibition design, web design, advertising and information design, motion graphics and interactive media. Recent graduates have careers in companies in Dublin (Detail, PCC, Design Factory, Design Works, Zinc, Zero-G, Piranha Bar, Windmill Lane Studios, Dynamo, Martello Media and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), London (Why Not Associates, Pony, SPIN), Amsterdam (Eden Spiekerman, SO Design, Matmo), as well as studios in New York, Barcelona, Perth, Melbourne and Auckland.


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Other graduates have gone into postgraduate study and research in design and related fields at IADT, Ireland and abroad.

What modules will I study? Year 1 Visual Research Methods, Design Basics, Image-making, TypoGraphics, E-Graphics, 3D Spatial Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Critical and Contextual Studies.

Year 2 Image-making, TypoGraphics, E-Graphics (Motion), E-Graphics (Web), 3D Spatial Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Critical and Contextual Studies. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 TypoGraphics, E-Graphics, Professional Practice, Interdisciplinary Design, Critical and Contextual Studies, Advanced Research Skills and Thesis Preparation.

“It demands creative thinking and an eye for detail.”

Year 4 Interdisciplinary Design, Final Project and Exhibition, Critical and Contextual Studies (Standard Dissertation or Extended Dissertation). In year 4 you can choose between two different credits weighting options – Standard or Extended – for your Practical and Critical and Contextual Studies modules. This option is agreed with your lecturers during the Thesis Preparation module in year 3.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Approx. €1,000 per year plus exceptional purchases and field trips. Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Dr. Linda King T: (01) 239 4699 E:linda.king@iadt.ie

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Student Profile

Student Profile

Lara Hanlon Programme: BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design I came to IADT to study Design in Visual Communications in 2009. The multi-disciplined aspect of the course was an immediate draw for me – from the outset the course covered a broad range of subject matter including typography, motion graphics, spatial design and more. Exploring various media and acquiring new skills is encouraged by the lecturers at all times and is fundamental to the success of the programme. Consequently, there was never a dull moment throughout the four years with each project presenting different and exciting creative opportunities. One of the most credible aspects of the programme is its focus on professional practice. Each student is given the opportunity to work on a number of live projects that are set by clients from outside of the Institute whilst networking with past students and working designers is always encouraged. During my final year myself and three other classmates were offered the invaluable experience of travelling to the city of Toronto, Canada to take part in an international charrette. The charrette brought together over 200 students and professional creatives from around the world. We were each assigned to a small group of participants, some of whom studied architecture, graphic design, and digital media. The objective was to investigate some of the social and urban problems that currently exist in areas around Toronto city and through collaboration each group worked intensively to provide creative, innovative design outcomes to help solve some of these issues. The project involved field research, collaborative brainstorming, design development, and prototyping. Working in a multidisciplinary team was an exciting experience and the project itself highlighted the significance of visual communications in everyday life. The skills we learned at IADT provided us with a strong foundation for undertaking this professional charrette brief. It was a fantastic opportunity and gave us each a new perspective on the options available after college.

“At IADT, the small class size of about thirty students and friendly, relaxed campus atmosphere allowed me to develop many friendships that will last for the rest of my career.� The integration between students and lecturers is a real strength of the Design in Visual Communications programme and the practical, hands-on approach of the course has prepared me for employment post-graduation. My student experience at IADT has been thoroughly exciting and enjoyable, and I am confident knowing that I will leave with a diverse skill set and enduring friendships.


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David Houlden Programme: BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice As a mature student coming to third level study for the first time, I have had a very enriching experience at IADT. I have found it to be an accessible and inclusive place with dedicated staff right across the board. The campus itself engenders a relaxed atmosphere and I was glad to find a broad age range of students throughout the college, and to encounter a real feeling of shared experience with them. I have also enjoyed really positive encouragement and guidance from my tutors all of whom have always been very approachable and supportive. I have been studying Visual Arts Practice which is a busy course requiring attendance nearly every day and I have found this to be very focusing. Through full engagement with the programme I have been able to achieve things that would not have seemed possible for me previously.

“My overall experience at IADT has given me great confidence as well an acute awareness of the realities of being a working artist.” Elements of the course such as the Visiting Lecture Programme and IADT’s relationship with IMMA are a real benefit in this regard. The chance to exhibit at the Drawing Project in Dún Laoghaire in fourth year is also a great opportunity for students to get a taste of the ‘real world’. I intend to develop a professional art practice after I complete my degree and would aim in the near future to pursue postgraduate studies in order to attain an MFA.

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Danielle O’Byrne Programme: BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice Getting into the Visual Arts Practice course seemed like a natural step for me. I knew I wanted to get into the creative industry, but I wasn’t sure about which area. Four years later, because of this course, I have a much better idea of where I want to be. What I didn’t know about the course was that it wasn’t just a four year version of my portfolio course; it wasn’t just about painting and drawing. Visual Arts Practice allows you to dip your toes into virtually any aspect of the creative industry. In my (almost) four years of being in this course, I have experimented in illustration, film, photography, printmaking, animation, web design, poster design, performative arts, event planning and many more. The lecturers are always encouraging when you want to experiment and break out of your comfort zone, so for me, it was fun and rewarding to be able to experiment in so many disciplines.

“This course also gives you the opportunity to exhibit your work, and gives you the confidence to apply to galleries yourself, or even curate your own exhibition. ” By fourth year, I and a handful of others in my course have already exhibited work in various shows across Dublin, not the mention the exhibitions we have curated ourselves. As far as my future is concerned, I believe that I have been given a wide arsenal of relevant skills to do whatever I want to do, whether it’s working in a gallery or working in film. I’m thinking of going on to eventually do a masters degree in design, as that will allow me to gain more specific skills in my field of interest.


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BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice

BA (Honours) in

Visual Arts Practice What is Visual Arts Practice?

DL827 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 50 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 550/ Median Points 699 Combination of Leaving Certificate and Portfolio assessment points Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

Visual artists look critically at the changing world as they observe aspects of the natural, man-made and digital environment. By continually challenging ideas and practices they provide new ways of seeing as well as new responses, encouraging debate and change in contemporary society.

What will I be doing? This programme introduces you to the challenges of working in the visually and critically sophisticated landscape of contemporary art. It offers you the opportunity to develop a visual art practice, which will help you explore the many opportunities that exist for artists, through the creative pathways of drawing, painting, video, sculpture, printmaking, photography, sound, installation, performance and other related areas. Our aim is to educate and inspire artists through an integrated and multidisciplinary experience. This will help you to create a comprehensive portfolio of work, tested against “real world� situations. We also arrange for visiting lecturers, specialist workshops and themed seminars to open your eyes to new ideas. You can take part in placements and international exchanges, as well as developing art events in groups and exhibiting independently.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Graduates pursue careers in the creative industries as artists, art teachers, arts administrators, art directors, community arts co-ordinators, arts mediators, art critics, arts officers, content developers, image researchers, film-makers, art historians and gallerists.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Visual Research Methods and Strategies, Introduction to Visual Arts Practices, Introduction to History and Critical Theory, Introduction to Self- Directed Study, Technique Development Workshops. Refer to www.base1art.com

Year 2 Studio Research Methodology, Critical Analysis and Critical Practice, Site Specific Environmental Practice, Workshops, Intermediate History and Critical Theory, Self Direction In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Interdisciplinary Practice, Research, Workshops, Issues in Contemporary Practice, Self Direction, Thesis Preparation, Professional Practice.

Year 4 Studio, Workshops, Seminars, Thesis.

“Our aim is to educate and inspire artists through an integrated and multidisciplinary experience.”

In year 4 you can choose between two different credits weighting options – Standard or Extended – for your Practical and Critical and Contextual Studies modules. This option is agreed with your lecturers during the Thesis Preparation module in year 3.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Approx. €500 to €1,000 per year. Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Mark Joyce, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4728 E: mark.joyce@iadt.ie

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BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design and Digital Effects

BA (Honours) in

Model Making, Design and Digital Effects What is Model Making, Design and Digital Effects?

DL828 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 30 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 665 / Median Points 915 Combination of Leaving Certificate and Portfolio assessment points Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

Modelmakers have the ability to 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.

What will I be doing? The programme consists of three equally valuable areas of study: Design, Model Making and Digital Effects. In each of these areas you will gain the professional competence to master a number of specific skills and techniques. These include sculpting/modelling, casting, CNC cutting, technical fabrication and digital modelling/animation, design and presentation. There is a practical, hands-on approach to every module. Throughout the programme, you will be given an opportunity to work within different aspects of real model making practice. With the skills and creative techniques that you acquire you will thrive in the model making industry and/or a variety of creative practices.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Careers may be found as modelmakers working on feature films or commercials, display/model makers for interactive exhibits such as museums, event designers/fabricators for entertainment events, and a variety of other roles, including art director, architectural modeller, art lecturer/teacher, creature developer/character animator (character design for games and/ or animation), digital matte artist and digital FX supervisor.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 2D/3D Studies, Technical Modelling, Architectural Modelling, Prototype Modelling, Digital Studies 2D (Photoshop, AutoCAD), Academic Methods and Visual Studies.

Year 2 Model Animation, Film Props/Art Direction, Street Theatre, Digital Studies 3D, Communication and Critical Thinking, Model Making theory and practice. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Digital Modelling, Production Design for Film, Character Design, Digital Studies 4D, Industry Project, Research Seminar, Business Studies, Thesis Proposal.

Year 4 Initial Project, Final Project, Professional practice, Presentation skills, Thesis.

Cost for materials and/or field trips

“There is a practical, handson approach to every module.”

Approx. €200 - €400 (years 1, 2 and 3). Purchase of hard drives (recommended): €120 - €250 Non-compulsory trip: €300 - €500 Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Julian King, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4709 E: julian.king@iadt.ie

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Student Profile

Paddy Hoyne

Programme: BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design & Digital Effects I began my academic life at IADT in 2010 and haven’t looked back since, between the very open and friendly atmosphere around the college and a very exciting, interesting and challenging course my time spent at IADT has been nothing but positive. The relatively small campus makes it very easy to get to know people from outside of your chosen discipline and with the student union events and the clubs and societies it’s not very hard to have a pretty decent social life on top of it all. The course from day one exited me; I have constantly been learning and developing my skills as the years have gone on. Model making really has become part of my life. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. It really is in a league of its own, in what we do here and in how the course is run. With brilliant facilities, interesting projects and some of the most passionate dedicated and supportive lecturers you will ever meet. They honestly go above and beyond the call of duty for their students. Their aim is to produce highly skilled and competent graduates through a wide range of projects ranging from digital modelling to large scale performing puppets. The projects are challenging and exciting and they have given me the skills, and the confidence to move into the next level and on into the industry. I genuinely have enjoyed the course, the projects and the people.

“Model making really has become part of my life. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else.” Going into the course I had these visions of me working on props and sets for film, and although this still does sound appealing, the course has opened up other avenues and careers options I would never have thought about before, such as puppetry and street theatre. I began to be drawn to this area after we put on a very successful puppet show as part of our puppetry project in 2nd year. I really could see this being an area I could happily move into in the future.


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Student Profile

Judith Wüschner Programme: BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design & Digital Effects Going back to college as a mature student, I was looking for a course that not only promised to develop and focus my creativity but would also provide me with skills and knowledge that would give me a real chance in the jobs market. I was very lucky to learn about IADT’s BA (Honours) course in Modelmaking, Design, and Digital Effects.

“From the first year on, skills and techniques were taught through projects that were not only varied, interesting, and vocational, but always a lot of fun as well!” Frequently our projects were used or displayed in public, outside the college, which gave us the opportunity to show our work in ‘the real world’, learn about the modelmaker’s scope of work, and even make valuable contacts for future employment. Our lecturers were true professionals, not only as teachers, but in their fields. Their knowledge and expertise stems from years of work experience, which they shared freely and enthusiastically with us students. They created an atmosphere of collegiality and creativity that encouraged us to explore, experiment, and develop not only individually but within our group. At the end of my four years, I feel like I am not dismissed as a graduated ex-student, but welcomed as a new work colleague in the world of modelmakers. As a mature student, it was important for me to get a real chance to find a job out of my (return to) education. With the skills I have acquired during my time at IADT, I feel ready to embark on a life as a professional modelmaker. Interests and hobbies I had before this course, have been deepened and further developed into real proficiencies, and aspects of the course that I was apprehensive about at the start, in my case all things digital, are now a valuable addition to my competence.

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BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen

BA (Honours) in

Design for Stage and Screen What is Design for Stage and Screen? Design for Stage and Screen is a suite of three specialist programmes of study (Production Design, Costume Design and Make up Design). Each programme offers a distinctive area of specialism but is run collaboratively so as to offer a depth of study with excellent opportunities to work as part of a larger, multidisciplinary creative team. Theatre, film and television are highly visual practices. Although they encompass a multiplicity of outcomes, they all require the expert input of the designer to imagine and create their physical environments, to generate character and costume, and to organise the overall visual experience of the work.

What will I be doing? All students complete a common first year. In years 2, 3 and 4 students study some common modules in addition to their specialist modules. As part of The National Film School, the programmes offer excellent opportunities to work alongside the next generation of film and television makers as well as in theatre, opera, dance and drama.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Many designers’ work spans the entire spectrum of the performing arts: theatre, television and film. Others choose to specialise in one particular area. All three programmes offer you the opportunity to prepare for a career in one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding creative arts careers.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Approx. €500 - €750 per year Approx. €350 per year for admission to galleries, theatres and travel Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Martin Marley, Programme Co-ordinator, T: (01) 239 4812 E: martin.marley@iadt.ie


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Production Design What is a Production Designer? In the theatre, Production Design (or Scenography) is the creation of a space in response to text, music or dance: an imagined world. Central to the process is an ability to imagine, analyse, to interpret and invent. In the television industry, the Production Designer designs and creates a visually distinctive and effective environment to give each particular production (current affairs, gameshows, drama etc.) its own unique visual identity. In the film industry, the Production Designer must create convincing sets in studio but also adapt existing locations to the production’s requirements. In all three areas, the Production Designer works closely with the director and a creative team, communicating through the use of scale models, sketches, paintings, technical drawings and digital media.

What modules will I study? DL831 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Year 1 (Common to all students) Information Technology I & II; Digital Imaging; Elementary Studies: Performance Workshops, Applied Research & Dramaturgy; Critical Studies: History of Stage & Screen I, Cultural Studies; Design for Stage & Screen: First principles.

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 10 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 660 / Median Points 765 Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: O D3 English: O D3 Foundation level maths not accepted.

Year 2 Information Technology III, CAD, CGI; Design for Theatre: Design for small scale theatre and alternative spaces, Design for main stage spaces; Critical Studies: History of Stage & Screen II, Research for Collaborative Project; Design for Stage & Screen: Collaborative Project. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Professional Studies: Business & Practice I & II. Design for Screen: Design for Television; Production Design and Art Direction for Film; CGI, Virtual Environments including Games. Collaborations. Critical Studies: Contemporary and Critical Debates.

Year 4. (Common to all students) Project and Exposition, Dissertation/Documented Research Project.

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Costume Design What is a Costume Designer? A Costume Designer is concerned with character and characterisation. Whether for stage (theatre, dance, opera etc.) or screen (film, television), the designer works initially with the director and other members of the creative team to establish the visual style of the costumes. The work may involve the recreation of an historical character and period or the invention of a completely imagined world; in all cases the costume designer will enjoy meticulous research, sourcing fabrics and details and ultimately working closely with actors to create exactly the right visual effect. Costume Designers work as part of a team, which can include a costume supervisor, makers and tailors and wardrobe assistants who work backstage or stand by on set.

What modules will I study?

DL829 – Level 8 Award Application

Year 1 (Common to all students) Information Technology I & II; Digital Imaging; Elementary Studies: Performance Workshops, Applied Research & Dramaturgy; Critical Studies: History of Stage & Screen I, Cultural Studies; Design for Stage & Screen: First principles

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Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 10 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 875/ Median Points 999 Portfolio

Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: O D3 English: O D3

Year 2 Information Technology III, CAD, CGI; Design for Theatre: Undergarments & Accessories, Georgian & Regency 1790 1820; Critical Studies: History of Stage & Screen II, Research for Collaborative Project; Design for Stage & Screen - Collaborative Project: Dyeing & Ageing Costumes In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Professional Studies: Business & Practice I & II; Design for Screen: Tudor & Renaissance Europe 1485 – 1603, Victorian 1837 – 1901, 1920 to today and beyond; Collaborations; Critical Studies: Contemporary and Critical Debates

Year 4 (Common to all students) Project and Exposition, Dissertation/Documented Research Project


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Make up Design What is a Make-Up/Prosthetics Designer? A Make-Up/Prosthetics Designer works on feature films, television dramas, commercials, music videos, and theatre, opera and dance performances. The job focuses on the performers and creating appropriate characters based on a given script using make-up, postiche, wigs or prosthetics. A Make-Up/Prosthetics Designer liaises with the director to discuss the interpretation of the script and any notable effects that may be required. They work in conjunction with the costume designer and hair/wig dresser to ensure that the visual statement is complete and convincing.

What modules will I study? Year 1 (Common to all students) Information Technology I & II; Digital Imaging; Elementary Studies: Performance Workshops, Applied Research & Dramaturgy; Critical Studies: History of Stage & Screen I, Cultural Studies; Design for Stage & Screen: First principles. DL830 - Level 8 Award Application

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Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 10 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 950 / Median Points 1000 Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

Year 2 Information Technology III CAD, CGI. Design for Theatre: Hair Design & Hair Work for theatre and film; Period, Character & 3D Ageing. Critical Studies: History of Stage & Screen II, Research for Collaborative Project. Design for Stage & Screen II - Collaborative Project: wounds & burns. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Professional Studies: Business & Practice I & II. Design for Screen II: Compression mould modelling, casting and prosthetic piece, bald cap; Body Painting; Fantasy and futuristic make up. Collaborations. Critical Studies: Contemporary and Critical Debates.

Year 4. (Common to all students) Project and Exposition, Dissertation/Documented Research Project.

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Student Profile

Adam O’Connell Programme: BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen – Production Design I started the Design for Stage and Screen course in 2009 as a mature student. I had previously worked in set construction and as a stage hand in various theatres in Dublin. It was in doing this that I developed a keen interest in theatre practice. After exploring my options, I decided that IADT would be the best place to broaden my knowledge and explore further opportunities available to me in this field.

“IADT has a great creative spirit and has offered me a challenging and rewarding place to experiment and study scenography and film production in an exciting and vibrant atmosphere.” I have made many close friendships over the past three years here, working closely with fellow production designers, make-up and costume designers, photographers, film makers and model makers. These contacts will doubtless be invaluable to me in the future. Now facing into my final year on the programme, I find myself excited with the opportunities IADT has helped me to create for myself.


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Student Profile

Helen McGinty Programme: BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen – Make Up Design Make-up design is a fun, fast paced and exciting course, where no day is ever the same. You could be learning how to make a moustache one day and then moulding a wound the next. For all four years, the college is strongly focused on helping students build the best portfolio of work. As a student, I have the opportunity to build contacts with many visiting make-up and special effects artists. I especially love the course because of the small class sizes. They are great as they allow a lot of one on one time with tutors and lecturers.

“As soon as I started in IADT, I felt at home. The students and staff are very welcoming and from day one I knew I was part of a close knit community. ” There is no better time to come to the college. The new National Film School building is a great addition to the college and it will aid all students involved in film to build work and grow as a unit. Career opportunities are there for those who seek it, be it from creating a list of contacts from involvement in the drama society and film courses or from our lecturers that are highly involved in the industry. While studying in the college I will gain as much work experience as possible. I am fascinated by film and with Ireland’s growing film industry; it would be my dream to work alongside the professionals that are pushing the industry forward.

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Student Achievement

Louisa Howard, 3rd year Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design) student was awarded 2nd prize for Costume Design at the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show in April 2013.


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Two of Ireland’s leading contributors to developing the creative industry sign a Memorandum of Understanding IADT and Wexford Festival Opera signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, 6th February, 2013. The signing of the MoU was in the presence of the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD. This formal agreement signifies the implementation and development of exciting new substantive educational and artistic collaborations between the two parties that sets out areas of partnership focusing on the establishment of an internship programme during the annual Wexford Opera Festival. Following the agreement, IADT students will have an opportunity of gaining practical and observational firsthand experience in the areas of stage craft such as; makeup, prosthetics and wigs; costume and wardrobe; stage technician; properties, lighting and sound; and audio visual.

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BA (Honours) in Animation

BA (Honours) in

Animation What is Animation? This programme encourages students to explore and document their world and stories with a full complement of animation production processes and skills. DL832 - Level 8 Award

What will I be doing?

Application

This programme offers pathways which include animated features, TV production, TV commercials, special FX, short films, and traditional as well as CGI animation.

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 30

This programme is a unique learning experience which is at the forefront of animation education in Ireland and offers one of the very few undergraduate degree in Animation in the country.

CAO Points in 2012

What will I be able to do when I graduate?

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Your broad range of skills will equip you for a career in animation production companies, multimedia companies, production and post-production houses for animation, film and television, as well as freelance independent work.

Minimum Points 835 / Median Points 970

Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

Other career paths include gaming, architectural and industrial modelling, film/special effects, advertising, multimedia and teaching. Recent graduates have found employment with Brown Bag Films, Kavaleer, Jam Media, The Element, Monster, Screen Scene, Abbey Theatre, Weta, Manandink, Flickerpix, Barley Films, and Cartoon Saloon.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Academic, Critical and Cultural Studies; Drawing and Animation; Drawing; Design; Animation Principles Experimental - 3D; Design for Film Production; Animation Principles Drawing; Digital Skills; Personal Project.

Year 2 Academic, Critical and Cultural Studies (Film, Technology and the City; Film and Narrative); Animation Principles - Drawing I and Drawing II; Drawing; Design; Digital 3-D / 2-D Flash; Personal Project. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Academic Critical Debates - History of Animation; Academic Advanced Research Methods and Thesis Preparation; Digital 3D - 2D; Group Industry Project; Media I and II; Drawing; Business Studies; Production Preparation.

Year 4 Standard or Extended Thesis; Pre-Production; Final Year Project; Portfolio and Show reel.

“This programme is a unique learning experience which is at the forefront of animation education in Ireland.”

Cost for materials and/or field trips Approx. €1,000 per year. Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Keith Foran, Programme Co-ordinator, T: (01) 239 4643 E: keith.foran@iadt.ie

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BA (Honours) in Photography

BA (Honours) in

Photography What is Photography?

DL833 - Level 8 Award Application

CAO

Duration

4 years (full-time) Places 30 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 715 / Median Points 815 Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

Photography holds a central place in our increasingly visual society. From fashion and advertising to contemporary art and digital media, creative photographers are highly sought after and play a leading role in describing and defining contemporary culture.

What will I be doing? This programme explores photography within the context of art, communications, the moving image and critical theory. This is a rapidly evolving environment that affects a wide range of cultural sectors and activities. You will have access to a unique range of facilities that allow you to engage with photographic technologies from the 19th century, through to current, cutting-edge digital media. You will work with staff who are at the leading edge of contemporary photographic practice and criticism.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Graduates work across commercial and contemporary art practices, including print, publishing and evolving media, both in Ireland and internationally. Many graduates work independently or have set up their own businesses.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Photography and Communication; Understanding the Photographic Image; Photographic Practice I – Darkroom, Digital Imaging I & II; Photographic Practice II – Studio; 19th Century Photography – Debates and Practices; Photographic Practice III - Narrative.

Year 2 Photographic Practice IV – Colour; Digital Imaging III & IV; Photographic Practice V – Large Format; Modernism, Modernity and the Photographic Image; Post Modernism and the Photographic Image; Photographic Practice VI – Self Initiated Project. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section.

Year 3 Photography and National Identity; Photographic Practice VII & IX – Pathways and Contexts I & II; Photographic Practice VIII – Alternative Processes; Thesis Preparation; Business Studies.

“This is a rapidly evolving environment that affects a wide range of cultural sectors and activities.”

Year 4 Dissertation; Photographic Practice X – Portfolio; Photographic Practice XI - Exhibition. In year 4 you can choose between two different credit weighting options – Standard or Extended – for your Practical and Critical and Contextual Studies modules. This option is agreed with your lecturers during the Thesis Preparation module in year 3.

Cost for materials and/or field trips Approx. €1,000 per year plus exceptional purchases, field trips, preparation for exhibitions, national / international competitions. Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Dr. Justin Carville, Programme Co-ordinator, T: (01) 239 4937 E: justin.carville@iadt.ie

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BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production

BA (Honours) in

Film and Television Production What is Film and Television Production? This programme focuses on the advancement of practical filmmaking and television production skills, as well as developing strong creative storytelling abilities. DL834 - Level 8 Award

What will I be doing?

Application

We provide practical tuition in production, script, direction, camera/lighting, sound and editing, television programming, drama, documentary, commercials, promotional, experimental and educational programming.

CAO

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4 years (full-time) Places 30 CAO Points in 2012

Minimum Points 860 / Median Points 965 Portfolio Yes. See the section on Portfolio Guidelines Minimum Entry Requirements 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 Maths: F D3 English: O D3

This programme offers challenging and exciting opportunities for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of cinema, film and television. We provide hands-on production experience and easy access to excellent facilities.

What will I be able to do when I graduate? Many of our graduates are now working with major Irish and international production and post production companies as well as all the major broadcasters including BBC NI, RTÉ, TV3, and TG4. Graduates are working in the film and television industry in jobs such as director (television drama, commercials, documentary, features;) sound recordist; sound designer; director of photography; focus puller; clapper loader; assistant camera person; editor; off-line editor; on-line editor; Avid DS, sound editor; scriptwriter; camera operator; producer; production assistant; location manager; and television researcher. Some graduates have formed their own production companies, while others have found careers in film education, film festival events, web and multimedia design.


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What modules will I study? Year 1 Script, Production and Direction; Technical Craft Skills; Page to Screen: Applied Script, Production and Direction; Shooting Techniques for Film and Television; Cinema History: The Silent Era; History of Television and Broadcasting; Visual Culture and the Philosophical Tradition; Cinema History: Hollywood Cinema; Key Concepts in Aesthetics. Year 2 Narrative Development Skills; Location Filming; Practice Based Research Project; Film as Art; Television Production; European Cinema; Irish Television; Literary Narratives. In addition, you will be able to choose one module from the bank of available electives. Please refer to the list of electives at the end of this section. Year 3 Documentary Tradition and Irish Film; Industry Focus: Experiencing the workplace; Multi-Platform Content Development; Television Drama Production; Thesis Preparation; Documentary Production; Sound and Moving Image.

Year 4 Academic Dissertation; Advanced Content Development; Project.

“We provide handson production experience and easy access to facilities.”

Cost for materials and/or field trips Approx. €750 - €1,000 per year (production related costs, equipment and software purchases, field trips, etc). Graduate Exhibition cost in year 4.

Contact: Anne O’Leary Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) 239 4681 E: anne.oleary@iadt.ie

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Student Profile

Keith Browett Programme: BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production In my four years in IADT I have had the opportunity to work on some unusual and amazing projects - from puppet shows to experimental art pieces - there were opportunities and experiences I would never have dreamed of. Last year I directed a short film on behalf of The Make a Wish Foundation for an eight-year-old boy who had written his own script – it was one of the most extraordinary and humbling experiences of my life. That same year my class took part in the Imagine Science Film Festival, which allowed me to collaborate with a team of scientists from UCD and create a visual representation of their research. This project enabled me to work with students from IADT’s Model Making, Design for Stage & Screen and Animation courses. The resulting film would go on to win the Undergraduate Entertainment category in this year’s Royal Television Society Awards (ROI).

“The course encourages a truly unique relationship between students and lecturers that I have not seen anywhere else.” They are always encouraging and supportive while allowing the artistic freedom required for development in areas like this. If you are hardworking and motivated you will be kept busy throughout the four years. The most rewarding part of my time in this course has been meeting the amazing people I now call my friends and collaborators. Coming straight from school to IADT was a pleasant but considerable shock. I was so happy to have found myself in a group of like-minded people; people for whom film meant as much as it had always meant to me. As I write this, I have just finished directing my graduation film (“Hatch”) and while I am delighted to have completed something that I am so proud of, I can’t help but be disappointed that my time here is coming to an end. As I head out into the world, equipped with the skills that I have learnt and developed in the NFS, I am excited to continue making bigger - and hopefully better - films.


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FÍS Film Festival Award Ceremony 2013 – The Helix Theatre Students from the National Film School are actively involved in the FÍS Film Festival. PICTURED ABOVE: Pupils from St. Patrick’s BNS, Laois, Winners of the 2013 Aileen Mac Keogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making at the FÍS Film Festival Award Ceremony, Helix Theatre, Dublin. With Sinead Kennedy (MC), Jack Flash (Entertainer) and Prof Tom Inglis (Special Guest)


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The National Film School National Film School Creative Director Donald Taylor Black MA

The National Film School (NFS) at IADT is Ireland’s centre of excellence for education and training in film, animation, and broadcasting. This is based on: „„the consistently high achievements of our student productions in professional competitions and festivals, at home and abroad „„the careers of our graduates in the entertainment and media industries „„the very high standard of applied film education that we have provided for almost 30 years „„the excellence of our staff, who possess considerable industry experience. A high proportion continue to work as practitioners. „„ IADT is the only Irish full member of CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools.


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BRENDA CHAPMAN won the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards in February 2013

“My time at IADT this past February was a journey of inspiration for me. Talking with the students and looking at their work was a fantastic eye opener. Where many of the schools in the U.S. seem to concentrate on recreating the ‘studio styles’ I witnessed such a wealth of talent and variety of individual visual styles and storytelling, that I was simply amazed. I am excited for the future of animation now that I see what the students at IADT are doing.” BRENDA CHAPMAN National Film School Visiting Fellow 2011 /12

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National Film School Lectures Since its inception in 2004, our annual series of NFS Lectures have introduced many leading international practitioners to our students. The series is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board.

Participants have included BARRY ACKROYD BSC (Cinematographer) LUCIANA ARRIGHI (Production Designer) MICK AUDSLEY (Editor) JENNY BEAVAN (Costume Designer) JOHN BOORMAN (Producer/Director) GABRIEL BYRNE (Actor) JEFFREY CAINE (Screenwriter) JOHN CANEMAKER (Animator) TERENCE DAVIES (Writer/Director) RODDY DOYLE (Screenwriter) STEPHEN FREARS (Director) ERIC GOLDBERG (Animator) OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL (Director) MICHAEL HIRST (Screenwriter) GEMMA JACKSON (Production Designer) NEIL JORDAN (Writer/Director) JOHN LANDIS (Director) TONY LAWSON ACE (Editor) CAROLINE LEAF (Animator) MIKE LEIGH (Writer/Director) ALEX Mc DOWELL (Production Designer) SEAMUS Mc GARVEY BSC (Cinematographer) ALISON OWEN (Producer) ALAN PARKER (Director) JOANNA QUINN (Animator) FREDERIC RAPHAEL (Screenwriter) STEPHEN REA (Actor) JOHN SAYLES (Writer/Director) JIM SHERIDAN (Writer/Director) OLIVER STONE (Writer/Director) KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI (Writer/Director)

The Hurt Locker The Remains of the Day Twelve Monkeys The King’s Speech Deliverance The Usual Suspects The Constant Gardener [Academy Award® winner] Distant Voices, Still Lives The Snapper Dangerous Liaisons Aladdin Downfall The Tudors Game of Thrones The Crying Game The Blues Brothers Barry Lyndon [Academy Award® nominee] Secrets & Lies Man of Steel Atonement Elizabeth Mississippi Burning [Academy Award® nominee] Eyes Wide Shut The End of the Affair Passion Fish In the Name of the Father JFK Constans


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Sir Alan Parker giving his NFS Lecture

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Department of Design and Visual Arts & Department of Film and Media

Year two elective modules If you are a student on any programme in the Department of Design and Visual Arts or the Department of Film and Media, during your second year you will have an opportunity to choose one module from a bank of elective options. This elective module allows you to work with students and staff from other programmes and to explore combinations of materials, processes, creative strategies and critical thinking which will give you a greater appreciation of your main area of study. Electives have been designed to encourage collaboration and experimentation and to broaden and deepen your understanding of the creative arts. They range in content from theatre and performance to media and politics, and include a wide range of learning experiences including overseas visits, practical workshops, lectures and seminars.

The current bank of elective modules includes: „„Photography - Digital Imaging

“Electives have been designed to encourage collaboration and experimentation and to broaden and deepen your understanding of the creative arts.”

„„Performance in the Arts „„Animation Principles Experimental / 3D „„Theatre Workshop „„Drawing (2D and 3D) „„Introduction to Comics: Art and Culture „„Media and Politics in Ireland „„Sonic Arts „„Creative Cities „„Puppetry „„Introduction to Screenwriting „„Production & Direction


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Department of Design and Visual Arts & Department of Film and Media

Portfolio Guidelines If you are applying to any of the programmes in the Department of Design and Visual Arts or the Department of Film and Media, you must submit a portfolio and you may be required to attend an interview afterwards. The requirement to submit a portfolio is identified on the page relating to the programme. These programmes are referred to by the CAO as “restricted application” as they have special requirements (portfolio assessment). The CAO “late application deadline” is not available for these programmes. Initial screening of portfolios takes place in March. If you are required to attend an interview, this will take place in April. Points allocated for the portfolio/interview are combined with the points from your Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). Depending on the programme you apply to, portfolio guidelines will differ. Please adhere to the guidelines we provide in this section. If you apply for more than one programme, your portfolio will be separately assessed for each programme. Bear this in mind when preparing your portfolio. It is not unusual for an applicant to receive a favourable response in one programme and to be disappointed in another. A portfolio is a sample collection of your best work. It should be edited, easy to look through, and well presented.

Your portfolio should „„Be selective: include and highlight only your best work, excluding early works unless there are some exceptional pieces. Do not “pack” it with any more than 30 pieces. (We appreciate quality, not quantity) „„Show evidence of hard work, commitment and quality „„Not include 3D work (only 2D documentation of 3D work) „„Clearly identify your role if team work is included „„Include notebooks, cuttings, creative sketchbooks or visual diaries indicating your interest in the discipline „„Present your work to your best possible advantage „„Not be a copy from photographs. Do not include any artwork which is a copy of someone else’s work „„Include a CV (one per programme applied to) with details of hobbies, technical skills and involvement in activities related to the programme you are applying to. As information on age or educational background is not used for assessment purposes, this should not be included in your CV. We would like to see a portfolio that demonstrates a high level of visual skill, creativity, selfmotivation, inventiveness, experimentation, flexibility and stylistic variation.


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The following are the portfolio requirements for each of our programmes:

Department of Design and Visual Arts DL826 – BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design Make sure you include: ffProject work (set projects and self-initiated work) – including notebooks, development work and finished pieces – showing in-depth visual exploration and creative thinking around a theme/object(s)/place/idea, etc. ffObservational drawing from life/still life (not from photographs) ff Drawings/visual studies using a range of different media and demonstrating colour exploration including painting, collage, etc. ff Any photographic work (optional) or support work of personal interest ff Photographs of 3D work.

DL827 – BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice Make sure you include: ffAn edited selection of images made in a variety of media (paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, video, animations, photographs of 3D work) ff Work using media such as pencils, charcoal, water colours, oils, acrylics, crayons, pastels, coloured papers, photographs, video, construction in plaster, wood, metal, wax, found objects/ materials, etc. ff All these media and forms need not be present but some variety in media and format is essential ff Project work dealing with a theme of interest to you. Project work is work which demonstrates the development of an idea through a series of distinct stages from initial idea/theme, through experiment and research, to final outcome and conclusion. It may be presented in the form of project notebooks, sketches/test pieces and final outcomes, and it can be in any medium.

DL828 – BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design and Digital Effects Make sure you: ff Show us a representation of both 2D and 3D skills ff Include drawing and observation skills, as well as 3D construction skills ff Demonstrate a creative imagination and an ability to develop concepts in 2D and 3D.

DL831, DL829, DL830 – BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen Design for Stage and Screen students have a wide ranging interest in the visual and performing arts. Although their primary concerns are film, theatre and television, they will be enthusiastic about many aspects of contemporary culture – fine art, drama, architecture, literature, fashion,

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music and design. Portfolios will be very wide-ranging in content and style and, although there are no hard and fast rules, the following guidelines will be helpful.

All successful portfolios for Design for Stage and Screen will normally include: A range of observational drawing work – including life drawing and spatial studies. These should range from quick sketches in your sketchbooks to more detailed, possibly larger scale pieces of work. Show us a range of different media including for instance painting, collage, pencil and pen. We are always keen to see a lively interest in people and places in this work, so consider quick drawings of people going about their lives as well as more formal studies. Drawings of places you have visited or places of architectural and atmospheric interest are also very helpful. Visual diaries /notebooks: Keeping a record of ideas and material you have encountered or been involved in helps you to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the subject area. A record of shows, exhibitions, films and events you have seen (or taken part in) including sketches of notable content, provides you with a store of ideas and useful material. You may include notes on things you have read, relevant cuttings from papers and magazines etc. Sketchbooks of ideas, drawings, notes and thoughts show us you are thinking creatively. Photographs of three dimensional work: All Design for Stage and Screen students will be concerned with three dimensional work. This may range from sculptural work to spatial, interior design, clothing or architectural projects. Project work: Your portfolio will contain project work you have undertaken which explores a particular theme, idea or problem. Whatever this project is, ensure you give us a good sense of the process you worked through, including your research and inspiration, experiments and explorations, as well as the finished work. In addition to the above, you will normally have a special emphasis in your portfolio, supporting the particular programme for which you are applying.

DL831 Production Design Production designers are fascinated by atmospheric spaces and events. Work which creates or visually explores locations and environments will be of real significance here, especially when it shows how these spaces are used by people. You may be inspired by an actual location, something you have read, a piece of music or an event. Simple models, drawings, visualisations and storyboards are very helpful.

DL829 Costume Design Costume designers are concerned with how physical appearance creates a character. Your portfolio may include fashion work but you will be most keen to explore characters and how clothing can express ideas about the wearer. You may include a record of costumes or clothing you have made, as well as speculative ideas or proposals. Your work may well include a concern for material, textiles, patterns and colour, as well as the changing nature of clothing in different cultures and historical periods.

DL830 Make Up Design We will expect to see an enthusiasm to visually explore people and characterisation. Work which invents or examines a specific character can be very interesting - this might include practical work as well as drawing, sketches and ideas. You may also be concerned with how cultural identity is


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expressed visually – considering how people look from different historical periods, locations and cultures. Try to show us a range of approaches and media.

Department of Film and Media DL832 – BA (Honours) in Animation Make sure you include: ff Observational drawings: include a variety of drawings such as life drawing, drawings of friends, family, animals, landscapes, objects, etc. ff A selection of your best original artworks showing your interests in art, animation, and the world around you ff A minimum of two storyboards setting out ideas for short animated films/adverts, etc., any subject or style. (Storyboards are like comic strips without the speech bubbles. They outline key moments of the sequence, usually actions, events and emotions) ff 3D work (photographs or prints only).

DL833 – BA (Honours) in Photography Make sure you: ff Include 20-30 pieces of work ff Indicate the duration of your interest in photography ff Include work illustrating your level of experience and technical competence to-date ff Provide examples of any work published to-date ff Include work which shows your level of understanding of composition, light, texture and form when creating photographic images ff Provide examples of both monochrome and colour photographs.

DL834 – BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production It is not necessary to include all of the items listed below. ff Film/Video work - to be presented on DVD (PAL) only. At least 4 minutes of your footage will be screened by the panel. Let us know your role(s) on the production ff Photography - include a selection of your best work in black & white and/or colour and supply all images on print. If work is digital, then print in high-quality mode ff Written Work - screenplays (correct format), short stories, plays and poetry are all acceptable. For screenplays and short stories, synopsise the story on a cover sheet and indicate what section you would like us to read ff Audio Work (on Audio CD only) - radio plays, music you have composed and interesting soundscapes ff Drawing or Concept work - drawings and paintings that indicate that you have a good eye and imagination. Also, storyboards, costume and production design sketches.

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“IADT is unique among Irish Institutions of higher education in creating an interdisciplinary environment drawing on our strengths in visual arts, media arts, enterprise, technology and human factors. IADT offers students opportunities to develop ideas and projects in a cross disciplinary manner and to work with students from other programmes and disciplines"


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Admissions How do I apply? Applying through the CAO All applications for admission to the first year of Ordinary Degree and ab-initio Honours Degree programmes at IADT must be made directly to the CAO.

Closing dates: Application: 1st February 2014 Late Application: 1st May 2014 * Change of mind: 1st July 2014 * Late application deadline only applies to programmes which do not require a portfolio submission (Dept. of Technology and Psychology, Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Dept. of Humanities and Arts Management). Programmes in the Department of Design and Visual Arts and the Department of Film and Media are referred to by the CAO as “restricted application” as they have special requirements (portfolio assessment). To ensure that you are considered for these programmes, you must follow precisely the CAO instructions. In particular, your application must reach the CAO by 1st February 2014. There is no facility for late applications to the CAO in the case of ‘restricted application’ programmes. Therefore, you cannot introduce a restricted application programme as a new choice (Change of Mind) after 1st February 2014. However, you can change the order of preference of your programme until July 1st. CAO contact details: Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway Telephone: 091-509800 Website: www.cao.ie

Mature and non-standard applicants Mature applicants, 23 years of age or over on the 1st of January in the year of entry to an IADT programme, are not required to meet the minimum entry requirements specified for standard applicants. Mature and non-standard applicants must also apply to the CAO by the above closing dates and tick the relevant box (mature student or disability/specific learning difficulty) on the CAO form. CAO Applicants who have ticked the ‘Disability/SLD’ Box on the CAO application form will receive the ‘Supplementary Information Form’ from the CAO. This must be completed and returned to the CAO by the specified deadline. Such students may be invited to an informal interview to discuss their application and any additional provisions that may be necessary to ensure their full participation on our programmes. If applying for a programme in the Department of Film and Media and/or the Department of Design and Visual Arts, mature and non-standard applicants must submit a portfolio for assessment as above.


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Applying directly to IADT In certain circumstances application may be made for admission to undergraduate programmes at post year one level. Availability of places differs from year to year. In many cases, no places become available. Direct application to IADT may also be made to our add-on degree programmes. Closing Date: Monday, 31st March 2014 @ 4 pm. Admissions Officer: Eoin Kelly T: (01) 239 4621 E: eoin.kelly@iadt.ie

Entry Requirements How are applicants selected? For standard applicants, selection is based on points. These are calculated by adding together the points scored in the best six subjects in a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). In the programmes for which a portfolio is required, additional points, to a maximum of 600, are added based on the outcome of the portfolio assessment.

Maths requirements Some programmes will accept Foundation Level Mathematics while others require Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics. Please read the entry requirements for each individual programme.

Foundation Level Mathematics For programmes that do not specifically require Mathematics as an entry qualification, Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted. Foundation Level Maths at grade A1, A2, B1 and B2 will count as a passing subject. Points will be awarded for these grades as follows: A1 = 20; A2 = 15; B1=10; B2 = 5

Implementation of Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics Points awarded A bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a grade D3 or above in higher level (HL) mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative LC points total will increase from 600 to 625 (existing maximum points plus bonus points).

Time scale The scheme has been introduced for a four year pilot period commencing Leaving Certificate 2012 and will be reviewed in 2014. Bonus points will be awarded during the 4 year pilot period irrespective of the year in which the examinations were taken.

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Formula „„ All students presenting HD3 or above in HL mathematics will have 25 points added to their score for mathematics „„ The six highest subject points scores will then be counted to achieve a cumulative points score, as is normal practice The bonus points will only be relevant in cases where the subject HL mathematics (including bonus points) is scored as one of the candidate’s six best subjects for points purposes. Consequently, if HL mathematics (cumulative points score) is not among these six subjects, the bonus points will not be included in the total points score. The table below illustrates the impact of the bonus points. % Range

LC Grade

90 – 100

A1

85 – 89.99 80 – 84.99

Points for HL Maths, including 25 bonus points

Existing points for HL subjects inc maths

Points for Ordinary Level subjects

125

100

60

A2

115

90

50

B1

110

85

45

75 – 79.99

B2

105

80

40

70 – 74.99

B3

100

75

35

65 – 69.99

C1

95

70

30

60 – 64.99

C2

90

65

25

55 – 59.99

C3

85

60

20

50 – 54.99

D1

80

55

15

45 – 49.99

D2

75

50

10

40 – 44.99

D3

70

45

5

25 – 39.99

E

0

0

0

10 – 24.99

F

0

0

0

NG

0

0

0

0 – 9.99

EU other international examinations All EU students presenting for admission to IADT with a clear equivalent to HL Mathematics as one of their EU school leaving subjects will be awarded bonus points. A scoring system for some examinations such as: GCE, International Baccalauréat and European Baccalauréat is being developed, please see the CAO website www.cao.ie.

Irish Language requirements Foundation Level Irish, at a minimum B3 level, will meet the minimum language requirement for entry to all programmes, but currently no points are added.


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Calculating your Leaving Certificate Points Higher Ordinary

A1

A2

B1

B2

100

90

85

80

60

50

45

40

B3

C1

C2

C3

D1

D2

D3

75

70

65

60

55

50

45

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

GCSE / GCE requirements Applicants are scored on the basis of a maximum of 4 different subject results at A and/or AS level. For scoring purposes, a combination of a smaller number of “A Levels” and “AS Levels” will be permitted as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The best 4 A level results in a single sitting. The best 3 A level results in a single sitting, plus the best AS level result from the previous or the same sitting. The best 2 A level subject results in a single sitting, plus the best 2 results at AS level from the previous or the same sitting. The best 1 A level subject result in a single sitting, plus the best 3 results at AS level from the previous or the same sitting. The best 4 AS level subject results in a single sitting.

Scoring System A Level A*

150

A

135

B

120

C

100

D

75

E

40

AS Level A

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B

60

C

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Minimum Leaving Cert Entry Requirements for IADT programmes Level 8 programmes Code

Course Title

Level

DL821

BA (Hons) in English, Media and Cultural Studies

No of Years

8

4

DL822

BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Arts Management

8

4

DL823

Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Entrepreneurship & Management

8

4

DL824

BSc (Hons) in Computing in Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering

8

4

DL825

BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology

8

4

DL826

BA (Hons) in Visual Communication Design

8

4

DL827

BA (Hons) in Visual Arts Practice (Fine Art)

8

4

DL828

BA (Hons) in Modelmaking, Design and Digital Effects

8

4

DL829

BA (Hons) in Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design)

8

4

DL830

BA (Hons) in Design for Stage and Screen (Make up Design)

8

4

DL831

BA (Hons) in Design for Stage & Screen (Production Design)

8

4

DL832

BA (Hons) in Animation

8

4

DL833

BA (Hons) in Photography

8

4

DL834

BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production

8

4

Level 7 programmes* Code

Course Title

Level

DL701

Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship

No of Years

7

3

DL702

Bachelor of Engineering in Audio Visual Media Technology

7

3

DL703

BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming

7

3

*Note - All our level 7 Programmes have an associated level 8 add on degree available - examples below. See our prospectus for details DL703 + DL803 BSc (Hons) in Computing in Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering DL702 + DL802 BSc (Hons) in Digital Media Systems DL701 + DL801 Bachelor of Business (Hons) Entrepreneurship


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Portfolio

Minimum Entry Requirements

Maths

English

Other Language

No

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

HC3

OD3

No

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

OD3

No

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

OD3

No

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

OD3

OD3

OD3

No

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

OD3

OD3

OD3

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

OD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Yes

2 HC3 & 4 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

Portfolio

Minimum Entry Requirements

Maths

English

Other Language

No

5 OD3

FD3

OD3

NA

No

5 OD3

OD3

OD3

NA

No

5 OD3

OD3

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FETAC Links Scheme

IADT is committed to encouraging FETAC award holders to progressing onto our programmes. For details of FETAC programmes and the FETAC Higher Education Links, please refer to FETAC / QQI on (01) 9058100 or www.fetac.ie or www.qqi.ie Applications from FETAC award holders are made through the CAO and all relevant closing dates and conditions apply. If you have any full FETAC level 5 or FETAC level 6 award, you are eligible to apply for a place on any of our Ordinary Degree (level 7 award) programmes or on any of our Honours Degree (level 8 award) programmes (except DL821, BA (Hons) English Media & Cultural Studies for which you must hold one of the specific awards listed below).

Minimum Requirements Ordinary Degree (level 7 award)

Any FETAC level 5 and level 6 Award may be used for application to the following DL701

Bachelor of Business Studies in Entrepreneurship - with add-on DL801

DL702 *

Bachelor of Engineering in Audio Visual Media Technology – with add-on DL802

DL703 *

BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming – with add-on DL803

* These programmes require at least a pass (D3) in Ordinary Level Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate or a pass in a mathematical methods module as part of your FETAC award.

Honours Degree (level 8 award)

Any FETAC level 5 and level 6 Award with a minimum of 3 distinctions may be used for application to the following DL822

BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management

DL823

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management

DL824 *

BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering

DL825 *

BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology

DL826

BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design

DL827

BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice

DL828

BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design and Digital Effects

DL829

BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen; Costume Design

DL830

BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen; Make up Design

DL831

BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen; Production Design

DL832

BA (Honours) in Animation

DL833

BA (Honours) in Photography

DL834

BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production

* These programmes require at least a pass (D3) in Ordinary Level Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate or a pass in a mathematical methods module as part of your FETAC award.


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DL821 BA (Honours) in English Media & Cultural Studies For this course you need to have completed one of the following linked awards and have met any specific module requirements specified and have a minimum of 3 distinctions. ECHSX

3 Distinctions

ELESX

3 Distinctions

ELAXX

3 Distinctions

EPJXX

3 Distinctions

DCHSX

3 Distinctions

5M2154

3 Distinctions

5M2073

3 Distinctions

5M3114

3 Distinctions

5M2464

3 Distinctions

5M4468

3 Distinctions

EMPXX

3 Distinctions and passes in E20013 / 5N2152 and L22630 / 5N3249

Points are awarded on the basis of FETAC results. See http://www.fetac.ie/fetac/documents/Progression_to_Higher_Education_2013.pdf or www.cao.ie for details on the scoring system used. Please note that for some programmes, specific subjects, either in your Leaving Certificate or FETAC award, are required. Some programmes require a portfolio in addition to your FETAC award. Please see the individual programme details and details on portfolio assessments above.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) At IADT, we accept applicants to our programmes who may not hold the required qualification, but who may have proven relevant experience and whose academic background may be nontraditional. Students wishing to apply for admission to programmes on the basis of accreditation of prior and experiential learning must follow IADT’s RPL procedure: 1. Completion of application form, identified academic work and preparation of a dossier of evidence. 2. Internal assessment – (for some courses applicant is interviewed) 3. If the applicant is offered a place, standard registration procedures then apply. Candidates wishing to apply for admission to programmes on the basis of RPL should contact our Admissions Office. For further information on RPL please see the institute website: www.iadt.ie/en/InformationAbout/TeachingandLearning/ RPLPolicy/

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Registration When will I register? After you have accepted a place, a registration pack will be issued to you, in the first week of September, from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Registration and Induction for all new students generally takes place during the 2nd full week of September. For 2013/14 it will take place between 9th and 13th September. New students are expected to be in attendance for this week. If you accept a place and subsequently decide not to take it up you must immediately inform our admissions office in writing so that your place can be offered to the next person on the waiting list. If you do not register on the appointed date, your place may be forfeited. If you have registered as a student and then decide to withdraw from your programme, it is very important to complete a withdrawal form and return it to the Office of Academic & Student Affairs. General information in relation to registration will be made available at www.iadt.ie at the end of August in each year.

Fees Do I have to pay fees?

Student Contribution An annual Student Contribution (€2,500 in the academic year 2013/14) is payable by all full-time students. This fee, subject to change from year to year, includes an Examination Fee and is payable for each year of study. All students are required to pay the Student Contribution on registration. Students who receive a grant will have this charge refunded. Those in receipt of “Back to Education Allowances” may qualify for an exemption from the student contribution. An application under the Higher Education Grant Scheme to cover the cost of the student contribution for students commencing from 2012 onwards must be submitted to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie. Students registered in prior years continue to apply through their existing grant awarding authority. For families with more than one student attending Higher Education, please note that you will be required to pay each student contribution in full and then claim the reduction on the second and subsequent contributions through tax reliefs. For details on this please see www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/education/third-level-education/


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Tuition fees Currently, EU nationals (subject to residency requirements) attending full-time Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree programmes are not normally required to pay tuition fees. However, non-EU nationals must do so. Details are available from our Office of Academic and Student Affairs. If you are an EU national and have already attended a third level institution, you should be aware that this may affect your entitlement to tuition fees and maintenance grants. The general principle, with some exceptions, is that you will only receive financial support once for a given stage/year of study. Further information on Tuition fees is available from the Citizens Information website at www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/education/third-level-education/

Tax relief Tax relief, at the standard rate of tax, may be available for tuition fees and student contributions paid in respect of approved third level programmes. It is intended that families who pay student contributions for more than one student in a year will be able to claim tax relief on the second and subsequent contributions. For details on this please see www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/education/third-level-education/

Rate of fees The rate of fees is determined by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) each year and is subject to change. The rates are normally available by the end of August. Please check our website www.iadt.ie for details. Further information on fees in general may be available from www.studentfinance.ie or www.hea.ie.

Grants and Scholarships Can I avail of any grants or scholarships? You can obtain details of maintenance grant schemes and other supports at www.studentfinance.ie; www.hea.ie/en/students or the citizens’ information Website www.citizensinformation.ie. A new online only grant application system was introduced in 2012. All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie. Decisions regarding eligibility are made by your grant authority and not IADT.

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ERASMUS and International Students Erasmus at IADT IADT is proud to participate in the ERASMUS programme which encourages international mobility. The programme allows students to study for a term / semester (average stay of 5 months) or for a full academic year (average stay of 10 months) at a range of higher education institutions across Europe studying a programme that is similar to yours, and which is recognised as fulfilling your programme requirements at home. Participating in an ERASMUS exchange offers you the valuable opportunity to connect with some of the best educational institutions in Europe to exchange ideas, experience the learning environment of a different culture - but in your same field of studies, engage in dialogue, meet new people, etc. The academic, cultural, social and personal benefits of participation in the ERASMUS programme are enormous. Feedback from returning students shows that the intellectual challenge of studying in a European environment is rewarding, in terms of programme experience, language acquisition and living and studying in a different country. IADT currently has agreements with over 20 Higher Education Institutions in countries as diverse as Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. We are constantly working on the development of more partnerships. Time spent on ERASMUS studies is fully accredited by your home institution using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Often the programmes you can exchange with are taught in English. If you want to find out more about ERASMUS, please contact: Elena Somoza, Erasmus Co-ordinator Tel: + 353 1 239 4922 E: erasmus@iadt.ie

International students IADT is expanding its recruitment of international students. IADT has links with colleges in Ontario and also Loras College, IOWA. IADT welcomes applications from International Students who must also apply to the CAO by the above closing dates. IADT will assess these applications and establish qualification equivalencies to ensure that each applicant meets the required academic threshold for entry to IADT. Certified transcripts and English translations of qualifications not issued originally in English must be submitted with the CAO application. All of our programmes are delivered through the English language. If English is not your first language and you have not successfully completed English in the Irish Leaving Certificate or have not obtained a minimum of a grade C at GCSE O Level, then you will need to submit evidence of one of the qualifications listed below before an offer of a place can be made. A copy of the relevant certificate must be submitted to the CAO with your application.


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Acceptable qualifications IELTS Composite score in the range 6.0 – 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component

TOEFL Computer based test 215 or Internet based test 80

UCLES Proficiency in English: Grade C or Advanced English: Grade A

In certain circumstances, results of English examinations other than those outlined above may be accepted. However, these results must indicate competence of a comparable standard to the above requirements. If you do not currently hold the relevant certificate, please indicate which certificate (and Examining Body) you intend to submit and when you intend to undertake the assessment. These must be submitted by 1st June of the year of entry, to enable us to process them before the CAO offers begin.

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ERASMUS Student Profile

Eoin Halpin Heading into my final year of college feels like a moment to take a pause, and look back upon my time spent in IADT. I spent the year 2011-2012 in Sabanci Universitesi in Istanbul, Turkey, unequivocally the greatest educational experience during my college years. From talking with other Erasmus students, it is clear that the experience has quite a profound effect on people. The Erasmus experience sweeps you out of your comfort zone, and once you discover that you are able to survive, builds you back up into a stronger, more capable person. This is ultimately the goal of any education. From an academic standpoint, it was interesting to experience how foreign teaching methods differed greatly from my own university. Couple this with my Turkish peers whose knowledge was both inspirational and intimidating. Fortunately, as an Irish person, it seems our innate humility stands to us. I was able to endear myself to those who I looked up to, who provided me with exceptional academic guidance. Beyond the lecture halls, there was a fantastic Erasmus community of over 100 students in my university alone, as well as hundreds more scattered across Istanbul. Parties and road trips are organized on a weekly basis. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet people from all over the world who share your sentiment as a travelling student experiencing a foreign country. During my time in Turkey, I made sure to document everything, to watch my transition from greenhorn to, well, better than greenhorn. I started a travel blog, became more active in events and societies, and took far too many photos - trying the patience of my new friends - which of course I’m glad I did now. As it transpired, my greatest memories were shared with these new companions, most of whom were native Turks whom I met living in the city - not at all connected with my university. Befriending native people allowed me to really experience the culture of Istanbul, and observe how my own view of the world was just that, a single perspective bound to change.

“The freedom of experiencing a new culture with little to no responsibility is a luxury enjoyed almost exclusively by young college students. I’ll probably never have that again. My time spent there will forever remain unique. In my opinion, it should be a compulsory part of your education. Don’t miss out.”


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Postgraduate Programmes IADT offers the following postgraduate programmes (Level 9 Award): DL906 – Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Cultural Event Management DL905 – MA in Public Culture Studies DL904 – MSc in Cyberpsychology DL901 – MA in Screenwriting for Film and Television DL902 – MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television DL903 - MRes in Visual Arts Practices

Special Purpose Awards Typical entry requirements are a pass Leaving Cert or equivalent (for those without a Leaving Cert). These courses run one evening per week for 20 weeks.s.

Courses on offer: DL101S – Certificate in Cyberpsychology DL112S – Certificate in Human Computer Interaction DL103S – Certificate in Data Visualisation DL104S – Certificate in Organisational Psychology DL105S – Certificate in Sports Psychology DL106S – Certificate in Internet Research Methods DL107S – Certificate in Enterprise Development DL108S – Certificate in Online Business Trading DL109S – Certificate in Citizenship and Society DL110S – Certificate in Creative Writing

Supplemental Awards These may require you to have a relevant 3rd level qualification for admission. Please contact IADT if you have any specific questions on whether you are eligible.

Courses on offer: DL 111S – Certificate in Mobile Software Development (iOS) DL112S – Certificate in Mobile Software Development (Android)

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Part-Time Courses In addition to the accredited Special Purpose Awards and Supplemental Awards listed earlier in this Prospectus, IADT runs Extra-mural part-time courses via the Part-time Office. These run from October- March and in June and July. They cover subjects such as: „„Portfolio Preparation - Fine Art & Media/Animation „„Advanced Photoshop „„ Digital Photography - Beginner & Intermediate „„ Oil/Acrylic „„Botanical Art & Illustration „„Introduction to Portraiture „„Drawing Skills Workshop „„Creative Writing „„Watercolour Painting

Contact: For further information, please contact Barbara Carraher at (01) 239 4631 or email ptc@iadt.ie


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Academic and Student Affairs Office The Academic and Student Affairs Office provides support to students in relation to the following areas:

Admissions Office

information on programmes,

application procedures, portfolio

Tel

email

01 239 4621

eoin.kelly@iadt.ie

assessments, direct entry Registration

information on

01 239 4723

john.mernagh@iadt.ie

Fees

information on fees and grants

01 239 4612

eileen.macnamara@iadt.ie

registration & induction

Please refer to the Admissions, Registration, Fees and Grants sections earlier in this prospectus for more information.

Student Services Student Services at IADT aims to provide accessible, effective and quality services which facilitate each student to achieve their full potential. The services provided are: „„Access Service The Access Service works to promote and support the participation of students from specific under-represented target groups including students with a disability/specific learning difficulty, mature students and students from a socio-economically disadvantaged background. The Service provides a range of financial, academic and personal supports to students including, amongst others, the Student Assistance Fund, the Student Disability Fund, the organisation of reasonable accommodations during examinations / assessments, etc. „„Assistive Technology The Assistive Technology Service provides training, information and support to students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. This includes the allocation of and training on Assistive Technology hardware and software, advice on up-to-date solutions and new developments (web and mobile apps, E-books, cloud computing, etc.). „„Careers Advisory Service The Careers Service offers confidential one-to-one advice, information and education resources related to career choice and planning. This includes confidential career counselling (including individual assessment and vocational testing); up-to-date information on career opportunities, progression to further study,


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employer recruitment, job vacancies; careers information resources; careers education seminars; graduate destinations surveys. „„Heath Centre The Student Health Centre aims to provide the best possible general medical and nursing care with the highest quality of service that is efficient, effective and courteous without discrimination. A doctor is available for three sessions a week to see students who require medical assistance. A nurse is available five days per week providing emergency care, confidential professional advice and referrals to an appropriate professional. „„Student Counselling Service The Student Counselling Service offers therapeutic and educational services that aim to respond to the needs and concerns of students (personal, psychological, social and academic), thereby enabling the whole person to successfully meet and manage the transition to third level education. The service works across the whole Institute providing a contribution to preventative strategies and providing input that will facilitate the development and well-being of its students. „„Writing and Research Support Service (WRSS) WRSS provides practical support for all students with the writing and research requirements of their programme. Seminars and individual tutorial sessions are available throughout the year on topics such as writing essays, report writing, research skills, note-taking / notemaking, study skills, time management and goal setting, thesis / dissertation writing, and examination techniques. WRSS also provides a specialist support service to students with Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties. To contact IADT Student Services, please email studentservices@iadt.ie The services provided include

Access Service

Tel

Students with Disabilities and/or Learning Difficulties, Student Assistance Fund, Back to Education Allowance

01 239 4628

Careers Advisory Service

01 239 4670

Student Counselling Service

01 239 4650

Health Centre Writing and Research Support Service

01 239 4760 includes Dyslexia Support Service

01 239 4790

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Graduate Profile

Clodagh Mooney

I entered this course as a mature student in 2008. I had procrastinated about third level education all my adult life due to my dyslexia. For an artist, dyslexia is a gift, but in the academic world it can be considered an obstacle. I felt I would not be able to keep up with the academic side of my course. Eventually I decided to bite the bullet and even more importantly found the courage half way through my first year to contact the Writing and Research Support Service to request assistance. It was one of the hardest and best things I ever did. The dedicated support and encouragement from all of the team each year was outstanding. My anxiety was quashed and a whole new world opened up for me. I found I was able to approach reading and writing with ease through the use of assistive technology software. This software is available for use at every computer in the Library, another area in the college working with great efficiency and providing support with very up to date and assistive research technology.

“The Visual Arts course itself is of a very high standard and is supported by very dedicated staff throughout the campus including tutors, the Students Union, Library staff, the Medical office, Canteen staff and Caretakers.� I completed the course in 2012 with first class honours. I am currently working on a new body of work to exhibit in the second half of this year.

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Students’ Union The purpose of the Students’ Union is to represent and support IADT students. It has many functions and means different things to everyone, from representing the entire student body at an academic level to arranging entertainment, cultural and sporting activities. The SU comprises every student in IADT, with elected representatives from each class who form Union Council.

The Students’ Union executive for 2013/2014 are: Mobile

email

Niamh Devereux

President

086 0509 856

presidentiadt@gmail.com

Sinead Booth

Vice President/ Welfare and Equality Officer

086 0509 863

welfareiadt@gmail.com

Laura McDowall

Vice President/ Education Officer

086 0270 709

educationiadt@gmail.com

Lewis Kenny

Ents Officer

entsiadt@gmail.com

David Keaveney

Clubs and Societies Officer

clubssocsiadt@gmail.com

The President and Vice Presidents are full-time sabbatical members and are elected to work for the SU as a full-time job for one year, while clubs and societies is part time. The SU represents the interests and furthers the rights of its membership as a whole and individually. This takes the form of representation on committees looking at anything from teaching and learning to the Governing Body of the institute, as well as representing individuals in disciplinary or appeals procedures. Your union offers advice on welfare, finances and education; they provide entertainment and social events throughout the year including a Raise and Give (R&G) event that has become the envy of colleges around the country. They run awareness campaigns and charity events, manage the chapel as a recreational space and refuge from the busy day-to-day activities of the Institute; they facilitate Clubs and Societies ensuring students’ right to form or join a group to satisfy cultural, social, sporting and intellectual needs. They also do so much more for people who ask. The SU is autonomous from IADT but is affiliated to USI, the Union of Students in Ireland, which furthers students’ rights nationally. The Chapel, a student space managed by the SU, is located in the Quadrangle building. When it’s not kitted out for an exhibition or a function it is a recreational space with games, couches, etc. The SU office is located at the back of The Chapel and has an open door policy, so feel free to drop in any time! This is where you can ask any questions, get information, buy supplies (you can print, buy stationery & art materials) or form a society. The SU office landline is (01) 239 4646 or you can contact the sabbatical officers on their mobiles listed above. Please feel free to drop in to the office to discuss anything in confidence. Also, the SU website, www.iadtsu.ie, is packed with information for you or find us on www.facebook.com/iadtsu.


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Clubs and Societies Clubs and Societies are at the core of the IADT student experience. The SU caters for all types of sports clubs and societies formed around mostly any concept, be it an activity people enjoy taking part in, or something more abstract like the “ society”. Our current Clubs and Societies include the following: Societies

Clubs

LGBTQSA Society

Football Club

Faith Society

Golfing Club

Game Society

Climbing Club

Zumba Society

Freerunning Club

Enterprise Society

Jugger Club

Mature Students Society

Football Club

Eco Society

Golfing Club

Animation Society

Bootcamp Club

Anime Society

Skateboarding Club

Live music Society Film Society Drama Society Psychology Society RPG Society Live music Society The best thing about Clubs and Societies in IADT is that there is always room to start a new one and even those in existence need new people to run them each year. If you want to get involved in a Club or Society, or set one up, get in touch with the Students’ Union Clubs and Societies Officer, David Keaveney on (01) 239 4646 or clubssocsiadt@gmail.com


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Resources and Facilities IADT offers excellent facilities across our specialist programmes. As we are the national centre for programmes in art/design, film, media and interactive media, IADT provides a range of specialised, industry-standard equipment, including TV and Radio studios, digital video editing, photographic studios, including digital photographic techniques and advanced workstations, e.g. Silicon Graphics and high-end Macintosh and PC platforms. Spacious and well-equipped studios provide up to date equipment across a range of disciplines. Extensive computer laboratories are also available for both general purpose computing needs and high-end specialised needs for multimedia design, development and programming. Laboratories and workshops for electronics and networking are also provided. The Library has an area dedicated to electronic media, with PCs, Macs, wide screen TVs, DVD players and numerous Internet resources. For more information or to discover how to use “your” Library, please log onto http://library.iadt.ie Our student restaurant provides hot meals and snacks from Monday to Saturday (on those Saturdays when IADT is open). IADT has an all-weather floodlit football pitch for use by Clubs. The new National Film School Building, designed by John Parker of ABK Architects, is currently under construction and will be completed in time for the beginning of the new academic year in September / October 2013. Our facilities will then be without doubt the best in Ireland, including the first HD TV studio in any academic institution in the State - and only the second, after TV3, in the Republic. This state-of-the-art building has an overall floor area of 1302 sq.m (14,015 sq. ft). The main technical spaces are two new TV / film studios with HD capability, and the larger studio is 200sq.m with a clear shooting height of 6m and a motorised lighting grid. The smaller digital effects / green screen / news TV studio is 45 sq.m. and there will also be two new radio studios. In addition, there will also be control rooms, a scene dock, lecture rooms, a newsroom, office space, and an equipment stores / workshop. The NFS Building has been designed to also allow two outside broadcast units to operate and link into the production facilities and / or the studios. There will be an official opening ceremony in late autumn, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the NFS, although we have been teaching film in Dún Laoghaire for almost thirty years. Seventy-eight Founding Sponsors have made donations to the National Film School. They consist of independent production companies from film, animation and television, broadcasters, facility houses, distributors, advertising agencies, individuals, and other industry friends. We are most grateful for their support.


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Location Dun Laoghaire town is on the coast, 11 km (7 miles) south of Dublin city centre. It is a high amenity area with a splendid harbour and surrounded by rolling mountains. It is a thriving centre for festivals, cultural events and commercial activities. Swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts and sports centres are also on offer, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs, the Pavilion theatre, shopping centres and parks. Local towns include Blackrock, Monkstown, Dalkey and Killiney. IADT is located on Kill Avenue, approximately 2 km from the centre of Dun Laoghaire. It can be easily reached by bus routes 46A, 75, 63, 45 and 7. The nearest DART and national rail stations are in Dun Laoghaire and can be reached by the 46A, 75 and 63 bus routes. The DART will take you to Dublin City Centre in less than 20 minutes. The Luas in Sandyford is linked to IADT by the Finnegan Bray bus route and Dublin bus 75, while the LUAS in Carrickmines is linked to IADT by the Dublin bus 63. Junction 16 on the M50 is approximately 6 km from IADT. www.iadt.ie/en/Visitors/MapsDirections

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“Dun Laoghaire town is on the coast, 11 km (7 miles) south of Dublin city centre. It is a high amenity area with a splendid harbour and surrounded by rolling mountains. It is a thriving centre for festivals, cultural events and commercial activities. Swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts and sports centres are also on offer, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs, the Pavilion theatre, shopping centres and parks.�


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Your IADT Diary Open Days: „„Friday, 22nd November 2013 (10am - 4pm) „„Saturday, 23rd November 2013 (10am - 2pm) „„CAO Open Evening: Wednesday, 15th January 2014 (4pm - 7pm) Postgraduate & Professional Development Programmes Open Evening „„Wednesday, 9th April 2014 (5pm – 7pm)

Application deadlines: „„CAO deadline: 1st February 2014 „„Undergraduate Direct Entry to IADT: Monday 31st March 2014 @ 4 pm. (Final date, no second round) „„Late Applications to CAO (Only relevant to programmes which do not require a portfolio submission): 1st May 2014 „„CAO Change of Mind: 1st July 2014 MRes in Visual Arts Practice „„General application closing date: Monday, 30th September 2013 @ 4 pm Postgraduate Programmes „„Friday 9th May 2014 @ 4pm with second round 27th August 2014 @ 4 pm where places are available Professional Development Programmes „„Wednesday 27th August 2014 @ 4 pm.

Portfolio Assessments: „„Portfolio Assessments: 18th to 20th of March 2014 „„Portfolio interviews (if required): 8th to 10th of April 2014

Other Events @ IADT: „„Business Enterprise Week: March 2014 „„Technology and Psychology Showcase: May 2014 „„Graduate Exhibition: June 2014


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Index Level

Code

Page

Animation

Level 8

DL832

Page 86

Art

Level 8

DL827

Page 72

Audio Visual Media Technology (AVMT)

Level 7

DL702

Page 46

Business Studies & Arts Management

Level 8

DL822

Page 28

Costume Design

Level 8

DL829

Page 80

Digital Media Systems

Level 8

DL802

Level 50

English, Media & Cultural Studies (EMCS)

Level 8

DL821

Page 22

Entrepreneurship

Level 8

DL801

Page 34

Entrepreneurship

Level 7

DL701

Page 32

Entrepreneurship & Management

Level 8

DL823

Page 36

Film and TV Production

Level 8

DL834

Page 90

Make Up Design

Level 8

DL830

Page 81

Model Making, Design & Digital Effects

Level 8

DL828

Page 74

Multimedia Programming

Level 7

DL703

Page 52

Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering

Level 8

DL803

Page 56

Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering

Level 8

DL824

Page 58

Photography

Level 8

DL833

Page 88

Production Design

Level 8

DL831

Page 79

Psychology Visual Communication Design

Level 8

DL825

Page 62

Level 8

DL826

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The Springboard Initiative The Springboard initiative was first launched in 2011 as part of the Government’s Jobs Initiative. Springboard provides free, part-time places in higher education in areas of identified skills need. Springboard is managed by the Higher Education Authority on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. IADT in partnership with the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Board has successfully delivered a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Entrepreneurship (DL243F). For details on application criteria for all courses, view www.springboardcourses.ie. Please note that eligible applicants may have Level 7 qualifications or may also apply to enter through recognition of prior learning (RPL). Enquiries can be made to springboard@iadt.ie.


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Springboard Testimonials “It was a great experience for me, it has also given me more confidence to pursue other avenues of alternative employment. I have learned a lot in presentations that I have been able to transfer to interview processes.” Paul Doherty, 2012 Graduate

“Great learning environment, very tailored to mature learning and great support available. What I really got from the course was that I feel “re-activated” for work, having been at home for a few years with small children, I had become disengaged. I feel more confident that there are more options out there for me, whether in a new business or to go back into my previous field with new skills and a new approach. The group was a great bunch of people, staff and classmates really gelled I think” Suzanne Carthy, 2013

‘‘Doing this course has been a huge help to me, as I’m trying to start a new phase in my working life (moving to self-employment). It has been a great experience to attend quality lectures on business management – and to actually want to be there. It’s been great to meet other people in similar circumstances, to see that we have so much in common with each other. I have been impressed and inspired by many of my classmates. Writing my business plan forced me to articulate how I would approach setting up a small business. It forced me to go from vague ideas to specifics. It gave me a structure and a deadline by which I had to complete the plan. This course actually does use “joined up thinking” in bringing together the necessary foundational teaching and connecting mentor supports to support potential entrepreneurs. It is a real example of an active labour market policy. I feel lucky to have been a part of it. I will genuinely be sad to leave IADT in May. I suppose the best thank you I can give is to really try to create a business. Fingers crossed. plus... The teaching and support team were brilliant - they went beyond the call of duty so many times - gave us huge practical support and encouragement. So different to my previous university experiences! Catherine Murphy, 2013

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How did the course help you achieve your goals?

‘It is great for me to step back into the full time business environment with a 2013 Level 8 business degree to back me up in both starting a business and seeking partners’ How did the course motivate you?

‘It was very encouraging to learn of all of the elements we would cover, the type of interactive work, the college was very structured and full of interesting people.’ What have family and friends said about you since doing the course?

‘My daughter is interested in going to IADT next September so impressed is she!’ Who is the ideal person to do this course?

‘A person interested in starting a business, with some life experience, who needs to update their skills and knowledge in an efficient and professional way leading to good planning and presentation skills.’ Humorous reflection on tough/unpleasant parts of the course?

‘Academia is not for me - there will be no Masters but I have learned so much and feel a lot more comfortable in dedicating myself to a business start-up now.’ What are the teaching staff like?

All were excellent - Sharon was absolutely amazing, thoroughly hard working, professional, supportive and so clear. We were all blown away by her high standards and did not want to let her down. Peter was always supportive and good humoured, excellent introduction to book-keeping and well organised for the Saturdays, Agnes was fantastic and Sandra was so professional, having started late with us. I did enjoy Barry’s lectures at the start of the year too - it was great to meet all of them. Thank you Jenny as well for all your help, you were wonderful! Ann McGovern, 2013.


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Graduate Profile

Mark Faulkner Springboard Programme Since leaving IADT I have been busy setting up my business – Faulkner Resourcing www.faulknerresourcing.ie. My business provides tailored resourcing solutions to architects practises. Prior to starting my own business in 2012 I worked as an architect for 18 years.

“As an entrepreneur I have a multitude of work roles from website designer to business and marketing strategist to coffee maker.” I have to do everything and am responsible for everything – planning, analysis, strategy, marketing and promotion, raising funding, finance, Customer Relationship Management and Information Technology. I like the variety in running my own business and when you are doing everything in your business life is never dull. My career ambition is to become the brand leader in my sector, and successfully expand into other sectors and ultimately sell the business in ten to fifteen years for a sizeable amount of money.

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Visual Arts Practice / Visual Communication Design

Making, Design and Digital Effects / Photography /

Studies / Film and Television Production / Model

Design; Make up Design / English, Media and Cultural

for Stage and Screen, Production Design; Costume

Multimedia Programming / Web Engineering / Design

Studies and Arts Management / Computing /

Technology / Business / Entrepreneurship / Business

Animation / Applied Psychology / Audio Visual Media www.iadt.ie


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