Portfolio Guidelines

When you apply to any of our Visual Arts and Film + Media courses you must submit a portfolio and you may be required to attend an interview afterwards.

Here's how to apply to a course that requires a portfolio at IADT:

  • Apply through www.cao.ie before the 1st February 2017.
  • Include any courses that require a portfolio that you wish to apply for in your list of choices. Using the change of mind facility on the CAO you can remove restricted courses and change the order of preference of restricted courses.
  • You cannot add on new restricted courses after the 1st of February 2017. No late applications can be accepted - no exceptions!
  • We will contact you (via the email address that you supplied to the CAO) around the 28th of February 2017 and inform you of your portfolio assessment date, which will be between the 14th and 16th of March 2017.
  • We review portfolios in March. Points allocated for the portfolio are combined with the points from your Leaving Certificate (or equivalent).  
  • If you apply for more than one course, your portfolio will be separately assessed for each course. 
  • Please read the relevant guidelines below carefully, these are useful tips we have put together to help you create your portfolio. 

Portfolio Guidelines

Design + Visual Arts Portfolios
3D Design, Model-making + Digital Art
Character MakeUp Design | Design for Stage + Screen
Costume Design | Design for Stage + Screen
Production Design | Design for Stage + Screen
Visual Communication


Film + Media Portfolios
Creative Music Production
Film + Television Production

Find the answers to your questions with our Portfolio FAQs