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1. Sound Training Centre, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Situated in Temple Bar, the social and cultural heart of Dublin, Sound Training Centre (STC) provides a range of full and part-time Diploma and Certificate courses covering all aspects of Music Technology. STC places a strong emphasis on the ‘hands on’ element on all of our music courses (full-time, part-time, day, evening & weekend). We provide the developing music technology industry with highly trained personnel in the areas of Sound Engineering, Live Sound & Stage Production and Music Production.

STC courses and examinations have effectively set standards for the training within the industry, providing City & Guilds Diploma qualifications along with STC Sound Engineering & Music Technology Diploma programmes. Our courses are delivered by a team of experienced industry professionals, all of whom are acknowledged experts in the music business.

In 1986, the Sound Training Centre was established to meet the needs of the burgeoning music industry in Ireland which followed the phenomenal worldwide success of bands such as U2.  Additional specialised areas of the course are taught by a panel of guest lecturers (past lecturers have included Elvis Costello, Tim Finn (ex Crowded House), Daniel Lanois (producer of the ‘The Joshua Tree’ by U2), Pete Holidai (producer) and Martin Clancy (Jack L Manager).
Full-Time Music Technology Diploma & Certificate Courses:
- Sound Engineering and Music Technology
- Advanced Sound and Music Technology 
- Certified Beginner and Intermediate Course (with Martin Clancy)
- Practical Electronics for Musicians
- Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production 

Part-Time Music Courses:
- Sound and Music Technology
- Live Sound 
- Electronic Production
- DJ and Production

Music Camps & Workshops:
- Sound Engineering Summer Camp
- Introduction to Recording Weekend

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2. The Interactive Design Institute
Courses / Programs
The Interactive Design Institute (IDI) is the UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in design. We offer a range of courses to students in Ireland, the UK and all over the world at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level, in Graphic Design, Product Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. With start dates every February, June & October, you may register at any time.

These courses lead to certification by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s best modern universities. The qualification you will receive on completion of one of our accredited online courses is exactly the same as that awarded to students attending the University of Hertfordshire.

We also provide an online Diploma in Foundation Studies course, which is widely recognised as the standard entry qualification for degree level study at art colleges and universities throughout the UK.

Our courses enable you to study online full-time or part-time for a UK qualification from anywhere in the world. They provide a flexible, affordable means of learning which can be combined with work, study or family commitments. 

IDI offers flexible payment plans, discounts for early payment and an Employers Discount Scheme which also applies if you are self-employed. Tuition Fee Loans are available for students who are resident in England.

Testimonial:
"I genuinely love studying with IDI. I love the course and the dynamics among students (my classmates) and my tutors." - Vittorio Velasquez
Online MA Art & Design Degrees
Graphic Communication, Illustration (Visual Communication), Interior Design, Photography (Visual Communication)

Online BA (Hons) Degrees
Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Product Design, Interior Architecture & Design

Online BA (Hons) Top-Up Degrees
Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interior Architecture & Design. Earn a degree in just 2 semesters (full-time) or 4 semesters (part-time).

Online Diploma Course in Foundation Studies (Art, Design & Media)

IDI Award
Drawing & Painting Level 2
3. Marbella Design Academy
Courses / Programs
Calling students from Ireland and internationally! Founded in 1995, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school in Spain, that is state-recognized by the Ministry of Education. We offer 3-year courses at BA degree level that are approved and validated by Middlesex University in London: Interior Architecture, Graphic Design & Fashion Design. These courses are taught entirely in English. On completion, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) Degree from Middlesex University.

Students from all over the world have come to Spain to study at the Marbella Design Academy. This is a great opportunity to study in English in beautiful, sunny Spain at a lower cost than in the UK. We also offer an intensive 3-month Foundation Course and various summer courses. Graduates have a near 100% employment rate, and can also apply for an additional year in the UK, to earn a Masters Degree at Middlesex University.

Marbella Design Academy is located in a stunning purpose-built facility in Monda, only 15km from Marbella on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain. The building has been approved by the Ministry of Education as living up to all the latest demands and facilities required for a modern design school.

Besides all compulsory subjects taught in each course, students receive training in professional computer programs, such as Auto-Cad, 3D Studio Max, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and more.

Students can avail of free Spanish classes during the academic year in all 3 years.
3-Year Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Degree Courses:
Approved and validated by Middlesex University in London, UK

- Interior Architecture
- Graphic Design
- Fashion Design

Foundation Course (3 months/12 weeks)
If you do not have a High School Diploma, you can qualify for the BA degree programmes by completing this Foundation Course. Starts in March & September.

Summer Courses 2014 (2-5 weeks)
Fashion Design, Interior Decoration, 3D MAX, 3D Printing, InDesign, AutoCad, Illustrator, Photoshop, Photography, Screen Print.
4. Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock
Courses / Programs
Lynda Booth's Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock, South County Dublin is Dublin's top venue for cookery courses. With the most experienced and professional team in the city, you know that you will be in good hands. We offer a wide choice of cooking classes ranging from single evenings, one day, one week and one month certificate courses to the flagship 12 week certificate course. An attractive option is the all-day Saturday course: great recipes, new skills and a relaxed lunch in our dining room over a glass of wine.

Choose from Fish, Italian, Thai, Baking, Sauces, Man in the Kitchen and many more. Our "Cooking for Friends" intensive one-week courses are sure to be popular with those wanting to upgrade their cooking skills. We will also be offering a course for Transition Year students in the new year.
- Growing Gourmets - Courses for Teens
- Cooking for Friends - One Week
- Thai Stir-fries & Curries
- One Pot Wonders
- Cafe Cooking
- Focus on Fish
- Knife Skills
- Baking
- Man in the Kitchen
- Modern Vegetarian
- A Taste of Japan
- The Italian Kitchen
- Canapes & Tapas Ideas for Christmas
- Edible Gifts for Christmas
- Cooking for Christmas
- Guest Chef Atul Kochhar
- Guest Chef Matthew Albert
- Cooking for Life: 4 Week Course
- 12 Week Certificate Course
5. Griffith College Dublin
Courses / Programs
Griffith College Dublin was established in 1974 and is now the largest independent college in Ireland, with a student population of over 5,000, including approximately 700 international students. It is based on a seven-acre campus in Dublin city centre. The Faculty of Design has an impressive reputation in the design community due to its teaching methods which focus on a high degree of interaction between staff and students. Student work is focused across a wide range of stimulating activities including practical workshops, specialist guest lectures, cultural trips, lab sessions, slide lectures, seminars and discussions. Live projects are worked on in conjunction with real-life clients.
Undergraduate Degree Program:
- BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture (HETAC)
- BA in Interior Design(HETAC)
- BA (Hons) in Fashion Design(HETAC)
- BA in Fashion Design (HETAC)
- Diploma in Interior Design

Postgraduate Degree Program:
- MSc in Applied Digital Media
6. Fiddlers Retreat
Courses / Programs
Fiddlers Retreat, in Tipperary (90 minutes from Dublin), Ireland, is the only traditional Irish Music and Culture school of its kind in Ireland. At Fiddlers Retreat we offer a unique insight into Irelands Music and Culture, where you can enjoy music tuition, afternoon sightseeing tours, night-time Traditional Irish music sessions, sporting events, Irish language and cookery workshops. Homestay accommodation is available with meals. Both adults and students are catered for.

Fiddlers Retreat is located in Co. Tipperary, approx. 1 hour 30 minutes from Dublin. Open throughout the year, limited places available, early booking is advised.
- Traditional Irish Music and Culture course

- Irish Music, Culture and Cookery Appreciation course

- Irish Fiddle and Culture course

- Summer courses
7. MKF Institute, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in the heart of Dublin City, the award-winning MKF Institute offers a range of internationally-recognised courses and workshops in Make-up, Hair styling, Fashion and Digital Photography.

The MKF Institute aims to teach the high calibre make-up artists of the future. We provide the best tuition feasible and highly structured make up courses and are fast becoming the most popular make up college in Ireland, for people serious about a career as a make-up artist.

The college maintains a strong commitment to small-group teaching, which, when allied with our innovative and practical course delivery, offers students a relaxed and intuitive way to learn a given subject.
PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP COURSES:
Full-time and part time make-up courses leading to international recognised qualifications.

WORKSHOPS:
Provided weekly and covering make-up application, hair styling and digital Photography from an introduction to advanced workshops.

TEEN WORKSHOPS & SUMMER CAMPS:
Provided at different times and through the summer, covering Make up and Digital Photography
8. Ballyfermot College Of Further Education, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Ballyfermot College of Further Education on Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, runs a well-known and highly respected Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design. It is a two year full-time course and its graduates gain entry each year to the most-highly regarded degree programmes in Art Universities and Colleges in Ireland, England and occasionally elsewhere. Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate / LCVP with a minimum of two HC3s one of which must be in Art and three passes at ordinary level or any FETAC level 5 Certificate in Art with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design:

This course is a full-time, two year programme that gives students an excellent grounding in the principles and practices of graphic design and illustration. Certification: Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design - Edexcel (BTEC Level 4).
9. Big Moon Cottage Meditation Centre, West Cork
Courses / Programs
Big Moon Cottage Meditation Centre offers residential and non-residential meditation courses and retreats in Skibbereen, West Cork in the South of Ireland. Skibbereen is approximately 4 hours drive from Dublin and 1.5 hours drive from Cork City. Courses are held at the weekend and mid-week. Individuals and groups are welcome. We cater for a maximum of 6 people for residential courses and 10 people for the non-residential courses.

The purpose of our Foundation in Meditation courses is to teach you about the background and practice of meditation in a clear, enjoyable and practical way. As a result you will be able to meditate effectively and correctly on your own by the end of the course. Your teacher Susan O'Brien has many years' experience and will guide your progress in small groups and in a very supportive and friendly environment.

In the winter season, we offer one-week residential Foundation in Meditation courses which are held in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. This is a quiet and relaxing alternative one-week holiday sharing a beautiful villa with like-minded people. This holiday is available to meditators and non-meditators alike.
- Residential or non-residential Foundation in Meditation courses. For individuals and groups at weekends or mid-week.

- In winter season, we offer one-week residential Foundation in Meditation courses in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.

- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for adults only at Big Moon Cottage. B & B open to all meditators and others who are just seeking quiet time.

- Corporate Training – Meditation in the Workplace. Training for corporate groups in Big Moon Cottage or at your workplace.
10. National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Courses / Programs
The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland. It offers the largest range of art and design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In the past many of the most important Irish artists, designers and art teachers have studied or taught in the College. It has long been the central and most important art and design educational institution in Ireland. The College's campus is situated in Thomas Street, in the historic Liberties area of Dublin and has over seven hundred and fifty full-time students and a further eight hundred students who are taking non-award evening classes.
There are four faculties; Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture offering various BA Degree Courses, Higher Diploma in Art and Design Education, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy and more.
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