Institute of Art, Design and Technology

(Dún Laoghaire) Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is located at Dún Laoghaire, Ireland. It was established in 1997 and incorporated the former Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design as its School of Creative Arts.

IADT is student-centred by design. Staff work hard to foster a vibrant, energetic and stimulating atmosphere, in which students grow as well as learn. Our Teaching + Learning commitment sets out what students can expect from us, as well as the standards we expect in return.


The institution has an emphasis on creative arts and media with the National Film School (NFS) located on campus. The college offers programmes in entrepreneurship, arts and humanities, 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 supports the graduate enterprise development programme and accommodates start-up business in the media and digital media sectors.


IADT has two faculties:

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

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

Why study at Institute of Art, Design and Technology?

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

“I love the creative atmosphere and sense of community within IADT.”

Niamh McQuaid, Multimedia student

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