Portfolio + Project Days 2020

As part of our commitment to broadening access to all applicants IADT are delighted to offer both Portfolio submission + Project Days. Project Days are an alternative entry pathway to a number of our courses listed below.

When you apply to our Design + Visual Arts and Film + Media courses you must submit a Portfolio or complete a Project Day as part of your application. 

Apply through www.cao.ie before the 1st February 2020

*Remember - when using the change of mind facility on the CAO you can remove and change the order of preference of restricted courses but you cannot add new restricted courses after the 1st of February deadline.

Step 1

Apply via CAO before 1st February 2020. Include all courses that you wish to apply for that require a portfolio in your list of choices at this stage.   

Step 2

IADT will contact you [using the email address that you supplied to the CAO] at the end of February 2020 to inform you of your portfolio assessment date which will take place between 23rd - 27th March 2020.

Step 3

Deliver your portfolio to us on the morning of the specified date, complete with labels that have been supplied to you by email. We assess your portfolio and you collect your portfolio from us on the same day.

If you apply for more than one course, your portfolio will be separately assessed for each course. 

Step 4

Points allocated for your portfolio are combined with the points from your Leaving Certificate [or equivalent].  We inform you, usually within 2 weeks, of your portfolio result.

Step 1

Apply via CAO before 1st February 2020. Include all courses that you wish to apply for that require a portfolio in your list of choices at this stage.   

Step 2

IADT will contact you [using the email address that you supplied to the CAO] in early February 2020 to invite you to register to attend a Project Day which will take place during mid-term break 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd + 29th February 2020.

Step 3

Register for Project Days.

Download + complete the brief in advance of your Project Day workshop. Briefs require a maximum of 16 hours preparatory work. 

Step 4

Attend your Project Day at IADT. Bring your prepared project with you and you will complete other creative tasks during the day. 

Points allocated for your Project Day are combined with the points from your Leaving Certificate [or equivalent].  We inform you, usually within 2 weeks, of your Project Day result.

Courses offering Project Days 2020. 

  • DL826  BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design 
  • DL827 BA (Hons) Art
  • DL828 BA (Hons) in 3D Design, Model Making + Digital Art
  • DL829 BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen – Costume Design
  • DL830 BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen – Character MakeUp 
  • DL831 BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen – Production Design
  • DL833 BA (Hons) Photography 
  • DL839  BA (Hons) Interaction & User Experience Design

You can attend a Project Day in February and submit a Portfolio in March. 

The grading system is of equal weight for Portfolio submission and Project Days.

For further details or queries please contact Admissions@iadt.ie / +353 1 239 4621