Institute of Art Design & Technology


Course Name Animation
Course Provider Institute of Art Design & Technology
Course Code DL832
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Art Design and Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dun Laoghaire
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Min Entry Requirements
2 H5 + 4 O6/H7
English – O6/H7

Portfolio - Yes

CAO Points - Combination of Leaving Certificate and Portfolio assessment points.

Digital Portfolio Submission for 2022/23 applicants will open on 9th December 2021.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP is accepted as a sixth Leaving Certificate subject and is counted for points purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information FETAC Entry Requirements
Applicants with FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 Awards require distinctions in 3 (of 8) modules.
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants We welcome applications from mature students, who must apply to the CAO.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 30
Course Fee Cost for materials and/or field trips.
Approx. €750–€1000 per year. Your final year exhibition is your professional showcase, so we advise you to budget for costs associated with the Graduate Exhibition.
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Portfolio Yes
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

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Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+BA [Hons] Animation.

Want to be an animator? Learn to set things in motion, tell stories, bring worlds to life. Start your creative future in IADT’s internationally acclaimed BA (Hons) in Animation.

Explore and document your world as you lear...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What modules will I study?

Year 1
Faculty Transitional Studies
Tech Skills 1: Draw
Tech Skills 2: Character
Issues in Film and Animation
Tech Skills 3: World
Faculty Skills Workshop
Personal Project: Something Comes Alive
Faculty CCS Stu...


Our students regularly achieve awards after they graduate, and into their future careers. They have won at the Dublin Animation Film Festival, Dingle Animation Festival, and the Royal Film and Television Society. Animation festivals in ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What will I be able to do when I graduate?
Our goal is that students will be equipped with creative expertise and transferable skills so that they have the ability to choose their own paths after graduation. Our students often go on to work in the a...

Further Enquiries Michael Connerty
Co-Programme Chairs
Phone: +353 1 239 4690

David Quin
Co-Programme Chairs
Phone: +353 1 239 4690
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 989 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 920 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2019 855 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)