Why Choose IADT
IADT welcomes applicants of all ages and from all backgrounds. No matter what your age you can still take an undergraduate or postgraduate programme to learn new skills, change career direction or just gain a qualification. IADT recognizes that adult learners can bring a lot of valuable life and work experience to a programme. The Mature Student Society Is also there to offer peer support.
Mature applicants, 23 years of age or over on the 1st of January in the year of entry to an IADT programme, are not required to meet the minimum entry requirements specified for standard applicants. Mature and non-standard applicants must apply to the CAO (www.cao.ie) and tick the relevant box (mature student). However, it is essential that mature applicants provide all relevant supporting documentation as requested on page 3 and 4 of the CAO application form. If applying for certain programmes in the Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies, mature applicants must also submit a portfolio for assessment.
Direct Entry Students: Limited places may be available each year which allow for advanced entry or transfer to our programmes, e.g. direct entry to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a programme. Such places are typically taken by students who have completed relevant studies in other higher education institutions or at IADT. Availability of places differs from year to year.
APEL(Accreditation for Prior Learning Experience) takes account of experiential learning which is learning achieved through work, the community or related setting.
For further information and advice about applying to IADT as a mature student please contact the Access Office.