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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) was established on April 1st 1997 and incorporated the former Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design as its School of Creative Arts.

Located on the outskirts of Dun Laoghaire, a major town in south Dublin, Ireland, with excellent transport links and a thriving community of its own, IADT is designated as a higher education institution under the Higher Education Authority and receives its funding through HEA.

Under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act (1999), IADT has been accorded up to master degree awarding powers at level 9 of the National Qualifications Framework. These powers are granted under Delegation of Authority from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC). IADT may also offer level 10 (PhD) through HETAC.

The Institute has developed amenities such as the Media Cube for enterprise projects and SMEs in the technology sector and is expanding its campus to incorporate further departments and students. Sports facilities such as a full sized all weather floodlight soccer pitch have been added in recent years.

IADT lays emphasis on creative arts and media with the National Film School (NFS) located on campus. The Institute offers programmes in entrepreneurship/ business, arts management, psychology/ cyberpsychology, computing and digital media technology.

Today, the Institute has 2,300 full-time students from over 80 different nations, 800 part-time students and IADT plans to grow to 3,000+ full-time places. IADT has built an international reputation in the creative, cultural, entrepreneurial and digital media sectors and is also a valued educational and enterprise partner in Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown and the wider Dublin and East Coast region.