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
SS7 12th June 2017 (2 weeks) €320
SS10 12th June 2017 (2 weeks) €320
SS2A 19th June 2017 (2 weeks) €320
SS5 26th June 2017 (2 weeks) €320
SS1A 3rd July 201 (2 weeks) €320

Animation Portfolio Preparation

Code Dates Cost
SS1 19th June 2017 (2 weeks) €325
SS4 3rd July 2017 (2 weeks) €325

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 our Summer courses. Where the fee is greater than €150, a €25 discount will apply.


Courses run from 10am-4pm unless otherwise stated. There is a half hour coffee break in morning and one hour lunch break 1-2pm.
There is a canteen service available for the duration of these short courses which serves a wide selection of hot and cold food and drink.
A materials list will be sent to you on enrolment and students must provide their own materials, except where specified.
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