Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Institiúid Ealaíona,Dearadh agus Teicneolaíochta Dhún Laoghaire
Established 1 April 1997
President Dr Annie Doona
Registrar Dr. Marian O’Sullivan
Academic staff
340 (2010)
Administrative staff
459 (2010)
Students 2,000 (2010/2011)
Undergraduates 1,879 (2010/2011)
Location Dublin, Ireland
Campus Urban, 7 hectares (17 acres)
Website http://www.iadt.ie/en/

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) (Irish: Institiúid Ealaíona,Dearadh agus Teicneolaíochta Dhún Laoghaire) is located at Dún Laoghaire, Ireland. It was established in 1997 and incorporated the former Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design as its School of Creative Arts.

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The Media Cube situated at the entrance to the institute


Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is located on Kill Avenue, about two kilometers west of Dun Laoghaire on the 46A/75 bus routes, close to Bakers Corner and Deansgrange. The former Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design (now part of the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies at IADT) moved to the campus in the early 1980s. This move facilitated an expansion of facilities and led to the creation of IADT in 1997.

The institute's site was a Christian Brothers home, Carriglea Park Industrial School, from 1894 to 1954. In the 2009 Report on child abuse, the Christian Brothers were found to be seen in a relatively favourable, if incompetent, light in comparison to abuses in other industrial schools, and still play a key part in the Dun Laoghaire area, albeit entirely separate to the Dun Laoghaire campus.

Prior to being bought by the Christian Brothers, Carriglea was a 40-acre (160,000 m2) Georgian residence owned by the Goff Family. The Reverend Robert Goff purchased the estate in 1826 for use as his principal residence. The Reverend Goff died in 1844 and the estate passed to his wife and family. Both the Reverend Robert Goff and his wife are interred in the church in Monkstown. IADT has a collection of diaries written by the Reverend Goff from the late 18th Century until his death.

The college has developed amenities such as the Media Cube for enterprise projects and SMEs in the technology sector and is expanding its campus to incorporate further departments and students. Sports facilities such as a full sized all weather floodlight soccer pitch have been added in recent years.


The institution has an emphasis on creative arts and media with the National Film School (NFS) located on campus.[1] The college offers programmes in entrepreneurship/business, arts management, psychology/cyberpsychology, computing and digital media technology.

Emphasis is placed on the convergence of the arts, technology and enterprise. A flagship campus incubation centre called Media Cube[2] supports the graduate enterprise development programme and accommodates start-up business in the media and digital media sectors.


  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Computer Labs
  • Outdoor AstroTurf Pitches
  • Carparking (Pay & Display)
  • The Chapel (Student Union Area)
  • Costa Coffee

IADT has two faculties:

  • Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies
  • Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities.

Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies

Courses include:[3]

  • BSc (Honours) in Creative Media Technologies [replacing the BEng in Audio Visual Media Technology]
  • BSc (Honours) in Creative Computing [replacing the BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming and BSc (Honours) in Computing Multimedia Systems/ Web Engineering]
  • BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology
  • BA (Honours) in Design in Model Making for Film and Media
  • BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen
  • BA (Honours) in Animation
  • BA (Honours) in Film & Television Production
  • BA (Honours) in Photography
  • BA (Honours) in Design in Visual Communications
  • BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice
  • MSc in User Experience Design
  • MSc in Cyberpsychology
  • MA in Screenwriting
  • MA in Visual Arts Practices
  • MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television

Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities

Formerly the School of Business and Humanities, the Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities focuses on the knowledge, media and entertainment sectors.

Courses include:[4]

  • BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies
  • BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship & Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Event Management
  • MA Public Culture Studies

National Film School

The National Film School is part of the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies. It was launched in 2003. It acts as a centre of excellence for film, animation, broadcasting and digital media.[5] The School offers the only BA Honours in Film and Television Production in the country, although the Huston School in Galway, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Dublin do offer diplomas in film related studies. Notable visiting lecturers include Jim Sheridan, Oliver Stone, John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Stephen Frears, Stephen Rea and John Landis.

Student projects

Some student projects in IADT Dun Loaghaire have achieved acclaim such as a project by Gobias productions,[6] a group of five students from IADT. The students developed a student film called, "On the cutting room floor." They went on to win all the judges categories in the student film competition at the Dare2Bdrinkaware awards ceremony. The award ceremony is for third level students in Ireland and is organised by the digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA).[7]

Clubs and societies

The college is also home to many clubs and societies including, the golf, soccer, enterprise and music society.

See also


External links

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