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2 open 2014 days Friday, 21st November am - 4pm Saturday, 22nd November am - 2pm CAO Open Evening, Wednesday 14th January pm - 7pm Specialised 3rd level programmes in: Animation Applied Psychology Art Audio Visual Media Technology Business / Entrepreneurship Business Studies and Arts Management Computing / Multimedia Programming / Web Engineering Creative Music Production 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 Communication Design Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin T: / E:
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6 2 Contents Contents Welcome 4 Fáilte 8 Extract from IADT s Strategic Plan 10 Awards and Achievements 12 Campus Engage 16 Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities 18 Department of Humanities and Arts Management BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies 22 BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Arts Management 28 Department of Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship 32 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship 34 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship and Management 36 Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies 42 Department of Technology and Psychology Bachelor of Engineering in Audio Visual Media Technology 46 BSc (Honours) in Digital Media Systems 50 BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming 52 BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering (1-year add-on) 54 BSc (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems / Web Engineering 56 BSc (Honours) in Applied Psychology 62 Department of Design and Visual Arts BA in Creative Music Production 66 BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design 68 BA (Honours) in Art 74 BA (Honours) in Model Making, Design and Digital Effects 76 BA (Honours) in Design for Stage and Screen 80 (Production Design / Costume Design / Make up design) Department of Film and Media BA (Honours) in Animation 86 BA (Honours) in Photography 88 BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production 90 The National Film School 94 Year two elective modules 98
7 iadt Prospectus Portfolio Guidelines 100 Admissions 104 Registration, Fees, Grants and Scholarships 112 ERASMUS and International Students 114 Science without Borders 117 Postgraduate Programmes 118 Part-Time Courses 119 Academic and Student Affairs Office 120 Student Services 121 Students Union 124 Clubs and Societies 125 Resources and Facilities 126 Location 128 The Springboard Initiative 130 Your IADT Diary 131 Index 132
8 4 Welcome Welcome Welcome to the IADT prospectus. I hope you will consider coming to study at IADT. IADT is unique in Ireland; we have a clear vision and mission to specialise in creativity and innovation as expressed in the arts, technology and entrepreneurship. We work with learners as partners to develop graduates who are innovative, creative, entrepreneurial and adaptable, and who can meet the challenges of an ever changing digital age. Our interdisciplinary portfolio of programmes includes the creative arts, design, digital media, entrepreneurship, technology and applied psychology. This portfolio of subjects reflects the nature of our cross disciplinary learning environment and our innovative project work and engagement in the creative and cultural industries sector which portrays our unique vision and mission. What that would mean for you as a student is that you will be working in a creative, challenging and exciting environment, meeting and exchanging thoughts with students from other subjects to create innovative ideas and projects. Our programmes have your chosen subject or discipline at their core, but all are set within the unique IADT environment which blends the creative, the technical, and the digital space with good entrepreneurial skills. This experience is supported by our great staff many of whom are key leaders in their field. Amongst our staff, working to help you succeed in your programme are active researchers, technologists, developers, designers, creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and writers. IADT s Memorandum of Understanding with University College Dublin (UCD) has led to a new range of projects for our staff and students to work in partnership with UCD in areas such as Model making, Design and Psychology. We have also developed a number of other partnerships with organisations in the creative, cultural, technological and enterprise sectors. These offer real world experience and applied research opportunities for our students whether in the design and production of an opera, the running of a Dragons Den or the organisation of a conference on Cyberpsychology or Cultural Studies. Our new National Film School building opened in autumn 2013 offering state of the art film and television production and research facilities which are a great addition to the campus. Our National Film School lecture series offers all students at IADT the opportunity to hear from renowned actors, producers, filmmaker s, editors, animators and designers. The Institute is committed to providing the best opportunities for all of our students and IADT graduates have gone on to establish successful careers in a variety of professions. We are committed to providing programmes and training that provide the skills that are needed to meet and exceed the needs of industry and help move Ireland into the next stage of its development. Industry tells us they need graduates who are flexible, adaptable and creative and that those key skills are an important part of all IADT programmes. 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.
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10 6 Welcome IADT has the breadth of curriculum to produce students who will meet the needs of these industries from designers and creative practitioners to film makers, animators, storytellers, cultural theorists, technologists, psychologists and entrepreneurs. 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. Some of our students want to go on to further study, and opportunities exist at IADT for further postgraduate study and research in each of the faculties in areas as diverse as Cyberpsychology, Visual Arts, Public Cultures, Event Management, Screenwriting and Broadcast Production. 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. This year we have had a successful partnership with Canada and Brazil and have welcomed students from those nations onto campus. Many of our students travel to conferences and events, both national and international as part of their studies to learn and share ideas and practices with others. We know that making the transition and thriving in higher education can be challenging, and 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 and to support you through any difficulties. We also know that at IADT you will have an enjoyable social and cultural experience where you will make lifelong friendships. IADT has a thriving Student Union and a range of clubs and societies to help you to enjoy the social side of studying in Higher Education. The IADT campus also provides a beautiful and relaxing environment in which to study and belong. I look forward to welcoming you on campus for an exciting new journey that will offer you the chance to study the subject that is your passion, have new experiences and find new ways of thinking. I look forward to meeting you at one of our Open Days. IADT also holds our Creative Technologies Showcase in May and the Creative Arts graduate exhibition in June where we welcome the opportunity to show off the wonderful work that goes on at IADT. We believe IADT is exciting and unique; we would love you to be a part of that. Dr Annie Doona President
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12 8 Fáilte Fáilte Fáilte chuig réamheolaire IADT Tá súil agam go smaoineoidh tú ar staidéar a dhéanamh linn anseo in IADT. Institiúid ar leith í IADT in Éirinn; tá fís agus misean soiléir againn agus ar ár réimsí speisialtóireachta tá an chruthaitheacht agus an nuálaíocht sna healaíona, sa teicneolaíocht agus sa fhiontraíocht. Oibrímid le foghlaimeoirí mar a bheimis ag obair le comhpháirtithe agus forbraíonn na mic léinn scileanna nuálaíochta, fiontraíochta agus bíonn siad solúbtha nuair a bhaineann siad a gcáilíochtaí amach agus nuair a théann siad i ngleic leis an saol sa ré dhigiteach shíorathraitheach ina bhfuilimid ag cónaí. Áirítear inár gcláir idirdhisciplíneacha na healaíona cruthaitheacha, dearadh, na meáin dhigiteacha, fiontraíocht, teicneolaíocht agus síceolaíocht fheidhmeach. Is léiriú an tsraith ilghnéitheach ábhar sin ar thimpeallacht idirdhisciplíneach foghlama na hinstitiúide, ar an obair nuálaíoch tionscadail a bhíonn ar bun againn agus ar ár rannpháirtíocht le hearnálacha na dtionscal cruthaitheach agus cultúrtha léiriú ar an bhfís agus ar an misean ar leith againn. Duitse mar mhac léinn, ciallaíonn sé sin go mbeidh tú ag obair i dtimpeallacht chruthaitheach, dhúshlánach, spreagúil, ag bualadh le mic léinn eile agus ag roinnt do chuid smaointe leo chun smaointe agus tionscadail nuálaíocha a chruthú. Cé go mbeidh an t-ábhar nó an disciplín a roghnaigh tú ag croílár do chláir staidéir, beidh gnéithe eile measctha leis sin, sa timpeallacht speisialta a chruthaímid in IADT le meascán de ghnéithe cruthaitheacha agus teicniúla, cuirtear spás digiteach ar fáil agus forbraítear scileanna maithe fiontraíochta freisin. Anuas air sin, bíonn sárthaithí sa tionscal ag ár bhfoireann a bhformhór ar ceannairí iad i pé réimse saineolais a bhíonn á theagasc acu. I measc na foirne, a bheidh ag obair chun cuidiú leat barr feabhais a bhaint amach i do chlár staidéir, tá taighdeoirí, teicneolaithe, forbróirí, dearthóirí, cleachtóirí cruthaitheacha, fiontraithe agus scríbhneoirí. Mar thoradh ar Mheabhrán Tuisceana IADT leis an gcoláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, tá raon nua tionscadal anois ar bun ag an bhfoireann agus ag na mic léinn, a bhíonn á reáchtáil i gcomhpháirt le UCD i réimsí amhail déanadh Samhlacha, Dearadh agus Síceolaíocht. Chomh maith leis sin, d fhorbraíomar roinnt comhpháirtíochtaí le heagraíochtaí sna hearnálacha cruthaitheacha, cultúrtha, teicneolaíochta agus fiontraíochta. Cuireann siad seo fíorthaithí saoil agus deiseanna don taighde feidhmeach ar fáil do na mic léinn, bíodh sin i ndearadh agus léiriú ceoldráma nó reáchtáil Dragons Den nó eagrú comhdhála maidir le Cibearshíceolaíocht nó Staidéir Chultúir. D oscail ár Scoil Náisiúnta Scannánaíochta nua a doirse i bhfómhar na bliana 2013 scoil ina bhfuil áiseanna úrscothacha scannánaíochta, léiriúcháin teilifíse agus taighde agus is mór an méid atá curtha ag an scoil nua seo lenár gcampas. Cuireann ár Scoil Náisiúnta Scannánaíochta sraith léachtaí ar fáil do gach mac léinn atá ag staidéar in IADT agus is féidir leo éisteacht le haisteoirí, léiritheoirí, scannánóirí, eagarthóirí, beochantóirí agus dearthóirí cáiliúla. Bímid ar ár ndícheall san institiúid na deiseanna is fearr agus is féidir a sholáthar dár mic léinn agus tá a lán de chéimithe IADT tar éis gairmeacha den scoth a bhaint amach i slite beatha éagsúla. Táimid tiomanta de cláir agus oiliúint a sholáthar a chuireann na scileanna ar fáil do na mic léinn a mbeidh gá acu leo chun bheith ag obair sa tionsal agus cion a dhéanamh ar son na héireann ó thaobh an tír a bhrú ar aghaidh chuig an gcéad chéim eile dá forbairt.
13 iadt Prospectus Cuireann an tionscal fáilte i gcónaí roimh chéimithe atá solúbtha, a bhíonn in ann a scileanna a chur in oiriúint dá bpost agus atá cruthaitheach, agus deirtear linn go mbíonn an raon scileanna sin ag céimithe a bhaineann cáilíochtaí amach ar chláir IADT. Ní hé amháin go mbíonn cláir ardchaighdeáin á soláthar ag IADT, ach táimid tiomanta de freisin an mac léinn a fhorbairt mar dhuine, mar smaointeoir criticiúil ar féidir leis nó léi an saol timpeall orthu a mheas go criticiúil agus cion luachmhar a dhéanamh ar son an phobail dá réir. Tá curaclam IADT leathan go leor chun na scileanna sin a chothú a mbíonn an tionscal á lorg bíodh sin ó dhearthóirí, cleachtóirí cruthaitheacha, scannánóirí, beochantóirí, scéalaithe, teoricithe cultúrtha, teicneolaithe, síceolaithe nó fiontraithe. Bíonn rath ar chéimithe IADT ar bhonn náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta araon sna tionscail Chruthaitheacha agus Chultúrtha, sna heolaíochtaí agus sna healaíona, sa Teicneolaíocht agus i Saol an Ghnó, agus cuireann siad go mór leis an saol sóisialta agus polaitiúil i measc an phobail agus ar fud na tíre. Bíonn roinnt dár mic léinn a bhíonn ag iarraidh tuilleadh staidéir a dhéanamh agus bíonn deiseanna ann in IADT tabhairt faoin staidéar iarchéime agus faoin taighde i réimsí ilchineálacha mar shampla Cibearshíceolaíocht, Físealaíona, Cultúir Phoiblí, Bainistiú Imeachtaí, Scríbhneoireacht Scáileáin agus Léiriúchán Craoltóireachta. Glacann IADT páirt i gclár malairte Eorpach Erasmus agus bíonn an deis ag a lán mac léinn staidéar thar lear mar chuid dá gclár in institiúid Eorpach. Faoi láthair bíonn malairtí ar siúl againn le tíortha Eorpacha éagsúla ina measc tá an Fhrainc, an Ghearmáin, an Spáinn, an Fhionlainn, an Phortaingéil agus an Tuirc. D éirigh thar barr i mbliana le comhpháirtíocht eadrainn agus Ceanada agus an Bhrasaíl agus tháinig mic léinn ó na tíortha sin chugainn chun bheith ag staidéar ar an gcampas. Taistealaíonn roinnt mhaith dár mic léinn chuig comhdhálacha agus imeachtaí, náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta araon, mar chuid den staidéar acu chun bheith ag foghlaim agus chun smaointe is cleachtais a roinnt le daoine eile. Tuigimid gur mór an dúshlán é bheith ag aistriú ón iar-bhunscoil chuig an ardoideachas agus gur féidir leis an timpeallacht a bheith dúshlánach. Dá bhrí sin, tá raon cuimsitheach de sheirbhísí comhairleacha agus de thacaí ar fáil ón bhfoireann le linn do thréimhse in IADT chun cuidiú leat agus tú i mbun staidéir nó i gcás go mbíonn aon deacrachtaí agat. Tá fhios againn freisin go mbeidh an deis agat taitneamh a bhaint as na gnéithe sóisialta agus cultúrtha a bhaineann le do thréimhse agus go dtosóidh tú cairdis le daoine eile a mhairfidh ar feadh do shaoil. Tá Aonas Mac Léinn den scoth ann in IADT a bhíonn i mbun raon clubanna agus cumann a reáchtáil ionas go mbeidh tú in ann taitneamh a bhaint as an taobh sóisialta de do thréimhse linn. Campas álainn, suaimhneach é campas IADT. Tá mé ag súil go mór fáilte a chur romhat agus tú ag tosú amach ar á r gcampas agus ar d aistear nua agus beidh an deis agat dul i mbun do phaisin, taithí a fháil ar ghnéithe nua sa saol agus smaoineamh ar bhealaí nua. Tá mé ag tnúth go mór bualadh leat ag ceann de na Laethanta Oscailte. Bíonn Taispeántas de Theicneolaíochtaí Cruthaitheacha á reáchtáil freisin ag IADT i mí Bealtaine chomh maith le taispeántas na gcéimithe sna healaíona Cruthaitheacha a bhíonn ar siúl i mí an Mheithimh, agus cuirimid an deis ar fáil duit teacht agus breathnú ar an tsárobair a bhíonn ar bun in IADT. Dar linn, is áit spreagúil ar leith í IADT; ba bhreá linn dá nglacfá páirt san eispéireas sin. An Dr Annie Doona Uachtarán
14 10 Extract from the Strategic Plan Extract from the Strategic Plan IADT: OUR VISION AND MISSION Our vision as an autonomous Institute of Art, Design and Technology with a specialist mission is to support learning, teaching, research and innovation, and to play a leading role in the development of industries focusing on the creative, cultural and digital technologies sectors. Our mission is to harness creativity and innovation as expressed in the arts, technology and entrepreneurship and work with learners and stakeholders as partners to develop graduates who are innovative, creative, entrepreneurial and adaptable, and who are ready to meet the challenges of the digital age. In addition, we seek to further develop our portfolio of programmes integrating the key disciplines of the arts, design, digital media, entrepreneurship, technology and applied psychology, which reflects the nature of our cross-disciplinary working and activities in the creative, cultural and digital technologies sectors. IADT values the following in pursuit of our new vision and mission: Creativity, innovation, engagement and entrepreneurship amongst our students and staff The contribution of all staff across IADT in achieving our goals A commitment to excellence in all our programmes and activities National and international partnerships and collaboration between technology, academia, business and the creative and cultural industries sector Local, national and international partnerships and collaboration with community organisations and groups and other educational establishments Free and open intellectual enquiry and expression Mutual respect, collegiality and trust A commitment to lifelong learning, diversity and inclusion A commitment to progression, quality improvement and high standards A commitment to influence, engage and impact students, staff and other stakeholders Autonomy, accountability and good governance Our new Strategic Plan emphasises the importance of building on existing and developing new partnerships and alliances to achieve our goals. Our new plan also looks increasingly to define international markets for students, for partnerships and for joint projects and research. Our relationship with industry and the community is strong and forms a key facet of this plan. Our overall focus will continue to be on the quality of the whole student experience and the quality of our graduates. IADT has an exciting future as a specialist institute of Art, Design and Technology, with a clearly articulated vision for our future.
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16 12 Awards and Achievements at IADT IADT Awards and Achievements National Film School Building Opened by President Michael D. Higgins November 26th 2013 Ireland s National Film School was officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins on 26th November The opening ceremony was attended by leading representatives from Ireland s film and television industry, higher education, cultural organisations, and government departments, as well as staff and students. The 7.5M government funded, and film industry sponsored project, provides state-of-the-art facilities for education and training in film, television and radio production. In addition to the film, television and radio production programmes a wide variety of other programmes utilise the National Film School facilities including Design for Stage and Screen, Animation and English Media and Cultural Studies among others. First Brazilian Students Enrol at IADT IADT has recruited undergraduate students under the Science Without Borders scholarship programme between Brazil and Ireland. All the students are from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, which is ranked the 4th best university overall in Latin America. All four students are studying in the Second Year; three students are studying Visual Communication Design and one is studying Animation. The programme funded by the Brazilian government seeks to strengthen and expand the initiatives of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness through international mobility of undergraduate and graduate students with the creative industries being one of the priority sectors. IADT Represented in Women Invent: Top 100 Women in STEM List IADT is delighted to have both a Head of Department and an MSc in Cyberpsychology graduate in the Women Invent: Top 100 Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) list by Silicon Republic. The list was developed as part of Silicon Republic s year-long campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and it kicked off a second year on 7 March IADT s Head of Department of Technology and Psychology Dr Marion Palmer is Chair of Women in Technology and Science (WITS). WITS is an active forum for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
17 iadt Prospectus INTEL Ireland has chosen IADT for their new Galileo development boards INTEL has chosen IADT as a university partner for introducing and promoting their new Galileo development boards into the 3rd level curriculum. IADT was successful in a competitive application submitted by Conor Brennan and Joachim Pietsch and has received 40 Galileo development kits. This represents an endorsement by INTEL Ireland in the multidisciplinary electronics and physical computing curriculum at IADT. The equipment is being used in the module Physical Computing which is part of the BSc (Hons) in Computing Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering and Bsc (Hons) in Digital Media Systems. The module is also taken by 3rd year BA (Hons) in Visual Arts Practice students. Department of Technology and Psychology 4th year student William McMorrow won the Dublinked Visualisation Competition with entry Dublin Road Quality. Four IADT students: Jonathan Byrne, Rob McMackin, William McMorrow and Thorsten Schaeff won the 2014 SAP InnoJam at the Dublin AppHaus. The Audio Visual Media Technology programme team were shortlisted for the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - Engineering Education Award Best in Class Department of Film and Media Donald Taylor Black premiered the screening of his documentary SKIN IN THE GAME, in a number of venues including The Pavilion in Dun Laoghaire. Dr. Mark Curran, Lecturer on the Photography programme and a graduate of IADT exhibited his project The Market. The Market sets out to make visible literally and metaphorically the sphere where our futures are speculated upon. His multi-media installation included photographs, films, transcripts of interviews and a soundscape that investigate the functioning of the global stock and commodity markets. Lynn Rothwell, BA (Hons) Photography graduate has been selected as one of the winners of the prestigious 30 under 30 photography competition run by Magnum Photos and The Photography Show exhibited at the NEC in Birmingham.
18 14 Awards and Achievements at IADT Department of Design and Visual Arts Cunning Little Vixen IADT in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Lir Academy at Trinity presented Leos Janacek s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College Dublin. IADT Students from Design for Stage and Screen created all the Costume and Set Designs. IADT staff from the Model Making, Design and Digital Effects programme showed off their special effects talents to Lord Puttnam, at the Digital Assembly for Europe at Dublin Castle in June 2013 by creating a 3D virtual and physical model of his head. The Commissioners of Irish Lights All-Island Lighthouse Trail promotion in collaboration with IADT 3rd Year students on the BA (Hons) in Visual Communication Design have been working on a project with the Commissioners of Irish Lights(CIL) in relation to an All- Island Lighthouse Trail, and presented their concept designs and brand ideas of a lighthouse visitor centre and the all-island lighthouse trail to the senior management of Irish Lights. Yvonne Shields, Chief Executive of the Commissioners of Irish Lights said that This EU-funded project has huge potential because, in addition to maritime safety services, it allows CIL to capitalise on the spectacular locations of our lighthouses, harness their huge heritage value and work with local communities in an exciting and innovative way to deliver economic and tourism benefits north and south.. While helping to preserve part of our cultural heritage, the project will also create a lasting legacy that will draw visitors for many years to come. The project was supervised by David Smith and Shirley Casey. Department of Entrepreneurship Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Therese Moylan has contributed a chapter to a book on Innovative Business School Teaching; engaging the Millenial Generation. Edited by Elaine Doyle, Patrick Buckley and Conor Carroll, the book draws together some of the techniques being used in contemporary business school teaching. Therese s chapter is on Articulating Competence- Insight in Business Education through Social Entrepreneurship. Student Enterprise Week Organised by the Enterprise Society This year s enterprise week comprised of a full five day programme of activity encompassing everything from guest lecturers, to social media classes for the elderly to the now annual Creative Dragons competition and culminating in a football tournament which raised funds for charity. Enterprise Week aims to heighten awareness of the entrepreneurial opportunities that exists on campus as well as highlight the possibility of entrepreneurship as a potential career choice.
19 iadt Prospectus Marlay Park Trading The collaboration between Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Farmer s markets and the Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship continues to flourish. This year 16 groups of micro-traders operated stalls on the 2nd, 8th and 9th of March. The products on offer ranged from jewellery, fake tan and cosmetics, character crochet hats, a golf hole-in-one challenge, vintage records and books, board games and books in Irish, turf and timber from Connemara and chocolate marshmallow pops. The Stalls Project is an integral part of the Entrepreneurship programme and provides students with hands-on experience of the reality of running a micro-enterprise. Department of Humanities and Arts Management Ivor Casey EMCS Graduate published his book Elvis and Ireland. The book explores the life of Elvis and his influence and connections with Ireland. It is a social and historical study, documenting the evolution of rock and pop culture in Ireland, while simultaneously covering the entire story of Elvis s life, with some new fresh perspectives. Having been born over six years after Elvis died, Ivor s study of his life reflects a new generation of Elvis enthusiast. Arts Management graduate Aisling Keogh put her degree to good use organising the musical acts for the US White House St. Patrick s Day party. Leaving Cert English Lecture on Shakespeare s Macbeth IADT invited honours English 6th year class groups to a special event organized by the Faculty of Enterprise & Humanities in IADT on March 27th last. The Faculty hosted Leaving Cert lectures on Shakespeare s Macbeth the event aimed to give 6th year students the opportunity to experience two 60 minute lectures on a core leaving cert English text, as well as getting a taste of third level lectures.
20 16 Campus Engage Campus Engage IADT Civic and Community Engagement Campus Engage is a national initiative which works with 18 higher education institutions to enable and embed civics and community engagement activity across campuses and communities in Ireland. Campus Engage promotes community-based research, community-based learning and volunteering. Hundreds of community-based organisations currently work with the staff and students of our higher education institutions in these fields. Through practical experience this enables students, across all disciplines, to obtain work ready skills which will meet the needs of Irish-community-services employers. It also shapes the teaching and learning experience around real community needs. School in a Box (SIAB) is an action research based digital engagement project of Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, working across a number of different levels. SIAB is an IADT initiative that addresses the global problem of inequitable access to modern educational tools. Firstly, educational technology is introduced to remote learning environments in the form of ipads connected to a projector and powered by solar battery and panels. Access to Information and Communication Technologies in Education can advance the well-being of rural populations in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
21 iadt Prospectus In collaboration with local partners, teachers and facilitators are trained in the use of SIAB technology and methodology, to find creative solutions to achieving challenging learning outcomes in local contexts. High quality, engaging and interactive content, specific to local needs is created in a very short time, using simple content creation apps. IADT staff work with on the ground partners to monitor, evaluate and support the sustainability of the project and measure impacts on educational participation and learning outcomes in different environments. SIAB is used in health literacy, agriculture, adult literacy, and school environments, bridging the inequality gap in access to high quality content, teaching and training. Partners include UNESCO, Aga Khan Foundation, Ministry for Education Mozambique, Karuna Shechen Nepal and Himalayan Children s Society. More information on the School in a Box can be found on
22 18 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 Faculty occupied a unique and valuable niche in Irish education. Staff in the Faculty 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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26 22 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 70 CAO Points in 2013 Minimum Points 300 / Median Points 355 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.
27 iadt Prospectus 2015 Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities > Department of Humanities and Arts Management 23 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 ELAXX 3 Distinctions DCHSX 3 Distinctions 5M Distinctions 5M Distinctions EMPXX 3 Distinctions ELESX 3 Distinctions EPJXX 3 Distinctions 5M Distinctions 5M Distinctions 5M Distinctions Contact: Dr. Kelly Davidson, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) E:
28 24 Staff Profile Staff Profile 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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30 26 Graduate Profile Graduate Profile Stephen Hughes Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities DL821 English, Media & Cultural Studies Further Study: MSc in Science Communication I graduated from English, Media and Cultural Studies (EMCS) in 2011, having returned to college at 27 as a mature student. I knew that I wanted to go to college to start my career, but I really didn t have any specific goals. My interests were broadly located in literature and film when I started. But after four years of learning about diverse aspects of contemporary culture through critical theory, identity politics and practical research, my interest shifted to science, culture and contemporary media. EMCS was an incredibly enriching experience with fantastic lecturers helping students develop a depth of critical and analytic thought that has been indispensable to me since embarking on my career. Immediately after IADT, I went to Dublin City University to study an MSc in Science Communication. This course supplemented my understanding of the role of the institutions of science in society and strengthened my communication skills. In the summer of 2012, I was successfully accepted as a paid intern at CRANN in Trinity College Dublin, a world class nanotechnology research institute. I work in the education and outreach department, making videos for industry, policymakers and the general public. My EMCS degree allows me to bring a depth of thought to the job which is simultaneously critical, creative and practical. This is crucial for such a specialised type of communication, which aims to clearly communicate complex and specialised ideas to a diverse range of people. I have just finished writing a PhD proposal about science communication, innovation, and culture; awaiting a response from a funding body with fingers firmly crossed. EMCS has allowed me to follow my passions while provided me with an expert set of skills in critical thinking and communication that has been central to my achievements so far. If I was to give any advice to a prospective student, it would be to value dedication and commitment, and to enjoy the learning experience. Appreciating education as an end in itself, rather than exclusively as a means of furthering a career, has been hugely rewarding for me. (Stephen has learnt that he was successful in his PHD application and he is now on full scholarship for his PhD in Science and Communication at DCU.)
31 iadt Prospectus 2015 Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities 27 Staff Profile 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, Paraic s visual art is housed in collections across Ireland including Dublin, Fingal, Louth and Monaghan County Council, as well as private collections.
32 28 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 50 CAO Points in 2013 Minimum Points 205 / Median Points 333 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 arts, cultural activities and events from a business perspective. The overall objective of the programme is to produce competent graduates with professional management skills relative to the creative industries. What will I be doing? You will engage with a wide range of business, popular cultures and arts related subjects, developing skills and competencies that will enable you to work in the cultural and events sectors and in the creative industries. Many students learn best from experience and part of this degree involves hands-on business experience which is work based and simulates real world scenarios, e.g. running events in visual arts, music and performing arts, marketing and communications, and new technologies for the creative industry sector. In Year 3, students spendc 20 weeks on work placement in the cultural and creative industries or may opt to study abroad as an Erasmus student. What will I be able to do when I graduate? Graduates of the programme are employed in the arts sector as marketing executives in theatres, visual art curators, PR officers, box office managers, festival managers, and general managers of arts venues. In the audio visual sector graduates are employed in the role of audience researcher with TV, production assistant, film producer, radio producer, broadcast journalist. In the events sector graduates are employed as event managers and programme managers as well as event logistics managers. The transferable skills offered on the programme have allowed graduates to successfully attain employment in other sectors such as the finance sector in such roles as banking analysts, and senior account managers. Graduates have also attained employment in marketing as market researchers, marketing executives, social media marketing specialists.
33 iadt Prospectus 2015 Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities > Department of Humanities and Arts Management 29 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)
34 30 Student Profile 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 Lecturers 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 programme 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 programme 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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36 32 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 2013 Minimum Points 215 / Median Points 325 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, restaurant manager, 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: DL801 - Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship (Level 8 Award).
37 iadt Prospectus 2015 Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities > Department of Entrepreneurship 33 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 This is an exciting programme that takes you to the heart of business Contact: Denis Cullinane, Programme Co-ordinator T: (01) E:
38 34 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship What is Business - Entrepreneurship? DL801 - Level 8 Award Application IADT Duration 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. DL701, or equivalent. 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. What will I be doing? 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 coordinator, chartered accountancy trainee, restaurant manager, secondary school teacher, 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.