Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies

“IADT has done a great job of blending design and technology to prepare students for industry.” Kevin Holler, Co-founder and CEO, shake.ie

We make things happen – creating artefacts and experiences through a diverse range of programmes and practices. Students of the Faculty are curious collaborators and critical optimists; tech savvy innovators; makers and breakers of rules and things; storytellers and creators. Together we work beyond the limit of our disciplines exploring new opportunities and embracing emergent practices.

We offer talented and engaged individuals a choice from a rich portfolio of inter-related courses. Courses that are offered in a vibrant atmosphere with a focus on research, creativity, technology and production. With strong links, and established partnerships with the commercial, academic, creative and cultural sectors. Our students learn through practice and experience, developing and exploring their discipline in local and international contexts. Artistic residencies; workshops with visiting professionals; field trips and exchanges enhance their rich on campus life. Human centred and socially oriented, our technology and psychology programmes focus on applied, user centric technology and experiences. Digital tools and environments are combined by students with great technical skill and a deep knowledge and understanding of how technology shapes our society.

Home to The National Film School (NFS) the Faculty’s film, technology, design and visual arts programmes have an international profile and reputation for quality and relevance in fast-paced professional environments.

Key People
Head of Faculty
David Smith MA
Head of Department of Technology + Psychology
Dr Andrew Errity
Head of Department of Design + Visual Arts
Dr Tina Kinsella
Head of Department of Film + Media
Rónán Ó Muirthile MA