Portfolio Courses

These courses are designed for prospective third level students who are considering a course for which a Portfolio is mandatory.

A high proportion of students in this class will be applying for CAO college entry in 2018. The objectives are to learn how to construct projects from concept to completion, how to use research notebooks, process images and develop their ideas through 2D, 3D and colour.

Students will learn how to create a relevant, personal and individual comprehensive Portfolio. A home study programme will be an integral part of the course. See booking details below.


Portfolio Preparation

Code Dates Cost Tutor
M.A4 Monday Evening 2nd October 2017 (20 weeks) €345 Louise Neiland
W.A1 Wednesday Evening 4th October 2017 (20 weeks) €345 Louise Meade
S.A41 Saturday Morning 7th October 2017 (17 weeks) €315 Eorna Walton
S.A48 Saturday Afternoon 7th October 2017 (17 weeks) €295 Mary Burke

Animation Portfolio Preparation

Code Dates Cost Tutor
S.A42 Saturday Morning 7th October 2017 (17 weeks) €335 Aidan O'Sullivan
S.A50 Saturday Afternoon 7th October 2017 (17 weeks) €335 Aidan O'Sullivan

This course is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree in Animation. Students will be given a broad introduction to the subject with the view to creating suitable portfolios for entry into third level. There will be strong emphasis on notebook and research work for character development. Students will be taught to create their own characters through storyboarding. Individual interests and initiatives will be encouraged within the over all structure of this course.

Fees must be paid in full when booking. Places can only be allocated on payment of the full course fee. Cash will not be accepted.

By Email

Download the booking form, fill in your details, save the form and return by email to Barbara.carraher@iadt.ie

By Phone

Credit card bookings are accepted over the phone please call +353 1 239 4631 to make a booking.

By Post

Send the completed booking form with full fee in either cheque or money order made out to IADT Dún Laoghaire. If paying by credit card, please print credit card number and expiry date in the spaces provided. Send to: Adult and Continuing Education, IADT, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

In Person

Students may book in person at the Part Time Office, Media Cube, Room M002 between 9.30am-12pm (Monday – Friday).


A 50% discount is available to unemployed persons once the course is already financially viable on production of a current letter from The Department of Social and Family Affairs. Senior Citizens aged 65 and over receive a discount for these courses. Where the fee is greater than €150, a €25 discount will apply.


Students who cancel their booking with the Course Secretarial at least 10 working days prior to the start of classes will receive a refund of fees, less €50 for administration.  All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Where this is not achieved fees will be refunded automatically.


Week night classes run from 7pm - 9.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Saturday afternoon Portfolio Preparation class runs from 2pm - 4pm.

Saturday afternoon Animation Portfolio class runs from 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

All students must park in their designated space and display their parking permit otherwise the Pay & Display system applies.

IADT reserves the right to close a class, which has ceased to be viable.

Contact Details

For futher information on please contact us at:
Phone + 353 1 239 4631
Email Barbara.carraher@iadt.ie