Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]

Introduction

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) was established as an autonomous higher education institution within the Institutes of Technology sector on April 1st 1997. On that day, Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, with its 450 students, was incorporated in the new institute and has developed since as our School of Creative Arts. Two Schools were established ab-initio. The School of Creative Technologies and the School of Business & Humanities enrolled their first students in October 1998. In 2012 the three academic schools were amgimated into two faculties: Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities and Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technology. Today, IADT has 2,300 full-time students, 800 part-time students and is set to grow to 3,000+ full-time places. IADT has built an international reputation in the creative, cultural and digital media sectors and is also a valued educational and enterprise partner in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and the wider Dublin and East Coast region.

IADT – origins

The origins of the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design can be traced to a response by what was then titled the Borough of Dun Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee (VEC) to a local need of school leavers for a portfolio course to prepare for entry to colleges of art and design. From this modest beginning the College grew in reputation to become one of the leading art, design and film schools in the country. A one-year pre-diploma course in art and design was established in the Technical Institute in Dun Laoghaire in the late 1960’s and was developed to become the first art foundation course in Ireland.

In 1970/71 Dun Laoghaire VEC granted permission for a further three-year course leading to a Diploma in Art and Design.

In August 1979, the Minister for Education agreed to establish ‘Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design’ [DLCAD] as a separate entity from the 1st September 1979. On August 1st 1980, the Minister for Education made an order designating the ‘Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design’ as an NCEA recognised institution. The VEC undertook a development plan to improve the facilities provided for students at the school and an additional building at York Road became available from January 1981. With effect from October 1st 1981, a Principal was appointed to the school.

In a separate development, the Department of Education acquired the Christian Brothers’ seminary in Carriglea Park in 1982, on learning of the Christian Brothers’ intention to sell the property and consolidate their activities in Marino. It is interesting to note that the purchase price for the campus in 1982 was £2million! The Department of Education was considering the possibility of establishing a ‘Regional Technical College’ on the site – for many reasons, this did not become a reality until 1997. However, with land and vacant educational buildings at Carriglea, the opportunity arose to address the urgent accommodation needs of DLCAD and arrangements were made with the VEC to allow the college to locate from the town of Dun Laoghaire to the Carriglea campus.

The academic session of 1983/84 saw the extensive refurbishment of the campus buildings in preparation for the move of the College of Art and Design. This opportunity was enthusiastically taken up by the staff in consultation with the design team and a well-designed, functional and appropriately equipped college took shape on the campus, including studios, workshops and offices. New third level courses at National Certificate, National Diploma and Degree levels were designed, validated by the NCEA, and implemented. While student numbers increased progressively it was not until 1st September 1988 that the staffing structure of the college was enhanced to reflect the third level status of the staff. The college grew progressively and by 1997 had 450 students enrolled.

IADT – establishment within the Institutes of Technology sector in 1997

The establishment of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology under the RTC Acts on the 1st April 1997 realised the long held ambition of Dun Laoghaire VEC, the staff of DLCAD and the wider community to create a fully fledged third level college based in Dun Laoghaire. A working group finalised the planning and established IADT with a vision that the new college would augment the established foundation and reputation in art, design and media through new disciplines, embracing humanities, technology and business. This has been additionally recognised in the unique naming of the college and the integration of art, design and technology in name and mission.

The campus has grown significantly in the period since 1997, with the addition of the Atrium Building [1998], Carriglea Building [2002], the Mediacube [Digital Media Incubation Centre] in 2007, the Backlot [2012] and National Film School building [2013]. Student numbers have grown from 450 to 2,300 with further growth to 3,000+ students and a further building programme planned.

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MA in Art Research Collaboration

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Ireland Dublin

The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. [+]

MA in Art Research Collaboration (previously titled Visual Arts Practice) IADT is currently developing this two year taught Master of Arts Programme, titled MA Art Research Collaboration (ARC), for commencement in September 2014. This programme replaces the MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014). Led by Dr. Maeve Connolly and Dr. Sinead Hogan, the new ARC MA is a research-focused taught masters programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, with a planned intake of approximately 10-12 students per year. The programme will incorporate research groups developed in collaboration with project partners such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI). The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. The course intends to support a strongly interdisciplinary enquiry into areas that through research might be related and/or be applied to art, such as philosophy, psychology, media production, film, education, history, literature, archaeology, geography, publishing, design and architecture. Modules will be taught primarily off-campus but students will also have access to art production workshops and the extended facilities on the main IADT campus. Aims and Learning Objectives What modules will I study? In year one, students complete a series of taught modules, participating in tutorials and critiques designed to support the development of their chosen research projects, and also work in small groups toward the realization of public-oriented projects. In year two, they can either work independently, supported by regular meetings, or as part of the research groups developed in collaboration with IMMA and IFI. What are the entry requirements? The MA Art Research Collaboration is open to recent graduates from any discipline area whose current research focus has identified art thinking and practices as a significant component and those with an established track record of art research and/or practice. Applicants must demonstrate an informed engagement with art research, and identify a potential area for further study by submitting either: 1. A Project Proposal consisting of 4 x A4 pages comprising plans and images of a proposed project of practice-based work and explanatory text, if the research is envisaged as being delivered primarily through practice-led enquiry. If the project involves the production of artworks, applicants must also submit documentation of previous artwork (max. 10 images, on DVD or USB flash drive/memory stick). If the practice involves the production of written texts, applicants must also submit samples of previous writing. OR 2. A Project Proposal of 3000 words, if the project research is envisaged as being delivered primarily through theory and written textual enquiry. All Project Proposals should include the following elements: - Outline of the main concerns or questions to be explored in your proposed project (which could result in the production of artworks, publications and/or the organisation of screenings,exhibitions, discussions, research texts and/or events) - Discussion of any aspects of your previous experience of art practice and/or research relevant to your project. - Exploration of the context for your project, including strategies and approaches developed by other practitioners and/or researchers, within and/or beyond the art field. - Potential collaborators on your project, such as art practitioners (artists, writers, curators),researchers and/or organisations and institutions within or beyond the art field. - List of research sources (such as publications) most relevant to your project (max 10). [-]

MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. [+]

What is Broadcast Production for Radio and Television? This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. The programme equips students with the essential production practices to pursue a career in radio and television production. The MA includes studio production techniques; editorial and scriptwriting skills; single and multi-camera operation; microphone and sound recording skills; production management; radio and television presentation, production and direction; editing for radio and television. You will also learn about editorial content for programme genres, from news to culture and arts, sports to current affairs, light entertainment to documentary, chat shows to political analysis. On completion of this programme, you will have acquired: - creative and technical production skills specific to radio and television broadcasting - a portfolio of production projects (such as news, current affairs, magazine and light entertainment shows) - a knowledge of professional production roles specific to radio and television - an expanded network of professional contacts in radio and television - an understanding of new production contexts - a range of transferable skills in areas such as project management and teamwork. Attendance is four days per week. However, for some weeks you will be timetabled to attend over the entire week. Aims and Learning Objectives What will I be able to do when I graduate? Opportunities may exist in the radio and television industry, as programme researchers, journalists and scriptwriters. With the appropriate experience, careers in production, direction and presentation are also possible. What modules will I study? Radio and Television Programme Genres, Production & Studio Techniques, Media in Context, Industry Placement, Major Project (one in Television Production and one in Radio Production) What are the Entry Requirements? - Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree Level - In exceptional cases, applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through APEL (Accreditatio of Prior Experiential Learning) process - Portfolio submission, as part of the application - Two references must also support your application Applications, including the portfolio, are screened and shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview. [-]

MA in Public Culture Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

This programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to public cultures in Ireland and internationally. It is ideal for recent graduates from a range of humanities disciplines who wish to build their knowledge. It also offers those in media, new media, the public sector and arts advocacy an opportunity to acquire a postgraduate qualification. [+]

What is Public Culture Studies? ‘Public Culture’ refers to public policies, ideas, communication and behaviour in society. It also deals with the relationship between individuals and the state. Key areas of interest include public/private culture and public life, citizenship, the mechanisms of governments, the media, the arts and the public realm. Public Culture Studies is also an emerging field in the arts, most notably in the area of the arts, arts activism, arts and critiques, and cultural policy. This programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to public cultures in Ireland and internationally. It is ideal for recent graduates from a range of humanities disciplines who wish to build their knowledge. It also offers those in media, new media, the public sector and arts advocacy an opportunity to acquire a postgraduate qualification. Our MA runs on Fridays and on one evening from 4pm to 6pm. On completion of the programme, you will be able to: - Construct your own intellectual pathways from a range of specialised courses, featuring different fields of study within the context of public culture - Explore and evaluate the impact of state policy on cultural practices - Read, interpret and evaluate public documents - Engage with the complex and unpredictable issues and problems arising within the field of public culture, and reflect on and develop responsible solutions. Aims and Learning Objectives What will I be able to do when I graduate? An appreciation of the public nature of knowledge production, policy formation and decision-making opens the door to a wide array of possible careers. You can pursue careers as community arts leaders, cultural planners, public policy advisors and developers, arts advocates and researchers or, as a public activist, you will be dedicated to strengthening communities, furthering civic identity and advancing the field of public culture. This MA is recognised as the entry-level standard for research based PhD programmes, which are providing increasingly important pathways for professionals in the public sphere and in the arts. What modules will I study? Critical Theory of Public Culture, Research Methodologies, Modes of Professional Writing, Critical Approaches to Cultural Texts, Public Cultures and Critiques, Cultural Policies and Practices What are the Entry Requirements? - Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level - In exceptional cases, applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) process - Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview - Two references must also support your application [-]

MSc in Cyberpsychology

Campus Part time 2 years September 2016 Ireland Dublin

Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. It encompasses all psychological phenomena that are associated with or affected by emerging technology. [+]

What is Cyberpsychology? Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. It encompasses all psychological phenomena that are associated with or affected by emerging technology. This MSc studies human interactions with other emerging technologies, including the internet, mobile computing, mobile phones, games consoles, virtual reality, digital media and any other technology, which has demonstrated an ability to alter human behaviours. It considers the impact of evolving trends, such as technological convergence, on individuals. Cyberpsychology also examines human interactions with less ubiquitous technologies, such as cyborgs and artificial intelligence. The programme aims to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of how humans interact with technology and in online environments. On completion of the programme, you will be able to: - identify key psychological concepts relevant to the virtual world - research how people use current technologies - analyse changing patterns of technology use - predict emerging and future trends in technology use - advise on the use of current technologies - critique the field of Cyberpsychology - apply appropriate psychological research methods to the Internet - apply their skills and knowledge to practical contexts - complete a piece of research in Cyberpsychology - work within an online community - evaluate their learning in Cyberpsychology and plan their future learning needs - reflect on the impact of the cyberworld on human life - identify differences or divergences between online and offline behaviour. Aims and Learning Objectives What will I be able to do when I graduate? The knowledge and skills you have acquired will be invaluable in a wide range of careers and activities, and so can be applied to virtually any endeavour related to technology. Graduates have found employment with social networking websites or as usability experts and online investigation specialists. Others have completed the programme to improve their performance in their current employment as journalists, marketing specialists, educators or IT professionals. This MSc will be highly relevant to individuals: - whose employer/organisation has an online presence - who are trying to harness the potential of ICT to assess/help individuals and groups - who work with young people and technology - who work in care organisations developing an online presence - who are trying to integrate ICT into employment or education. What modules will I study? Year 1 Principles of Psychology Online, Internet Research Methods (SPA) Psychology of Virtual Reality & Artificial Intelligence Year 2 Research Project, Social Psychology of the Internet and Computer Mediated Communication, Human Computer Interaction, Consumer Cyberpsychology. This MSc will be delivered through a mixture of face to face and blended learning (online complemented with face to face). Some modules may be taught as a block, others may run for the whole year. What are the entry requirements? - Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level - Applicants may also be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) process - Previous psychological study not essential - Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview - Two references must also support your application. [-]

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MA in Screenwriting for Film & Television

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This MA gives writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay. [+]

What is Screenwriting?

This MA gives writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay. Screenwriting is not a craft apart, it draws on the crafts and techniques of rhetoric and narrative which writers have been honing and developing since Homer. The programme positions screenwriting within the traditions of dramatic literature and provides you with the means and skill to express your individual and unique cinematic visions. The MA’s primary aim is to nurture and develop talent. Our programme aims to inspire you to develop the art and craft of screenwriting and related ancillary skills to a high level. You will have already demonstrated an aptitude for writing (through your undergraduate studies or your portfolio work), and by the end of the programme you will have written a full-length feature script or a pilot episode of a television drama. You will also acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the craft of screenwriting, and will have gained a clear understanding of the stages of writing from idea to final draft. There are a number of academic modules in film and drama studies, and you will quickly appreciate the opportunities that exist in the film and television industries, as well as matters relating to copyright and contracts. ... [-]