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
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
Calling students from Ireland and internationally! Founded in 1995, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school in Spain, that is state-recognised by the Ministry of Education.
We offer 3-year courses at BA degree level that are approved and validated by Middlesex University London: Interior Architecture, Graphic Design & Fashion Design. These courses are taught entirely in English. On completion, you will be awarded a BA (Honours) Degree from Middlesex University London.
Students from all over the world have come to Spain to study at the Marbella Design Academy. 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 or another university of their choice.
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 programmes, 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.
The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is Ireland's premier training facility for actors located in Temple Bar in Dublin city centre. Set up by Joe Dowling in 1986 due to the lack of availability of actor training in Ireland at the time, the school has since gone from strength to strength and now runs a wide range of courses for all ages.
As well as it's two year, full time intensive actor training course, The GSA also runs year long part time actor training courses, short term part time courses for adults, courses for kids and teenagers and also a programme of courses for international students.
- Full Time Actor Training
- One Year Part Time Actor Training
- Adult Introduction to Drama
- Adult Page to Stage
- Adult Acting for Camera
- Stage Combat
- Musical Theatre
- Dramatic Writing
- Young Gaiety: 4-16 yrs
- Youth Theatre: 16-19 yrs
- Make a Movie
- Summer Camps
- Educate Schools Drama Programme
- Irish Theatre Summer School
- Irish Theatre January Term
- Original Theatre Project
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.
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.
The International School Of Make Up Artistry is located in Galway City. We offer make up artist training classes and ITEC-accredited make up diploma courses and have a high success rate of students achieving mainly credits and distinctions in all nationally and internationally recognised examinations. We offer evening and weekend classes.
95% of our past pupils are very successful in the work force worldwide. They are working within different areas of the industry, such as theatre, film, T.V., catwalk and photography. We also have past pupils working for top cosmetic companies such as “Mac” and “Lancôme” and others running successful business of their own.
8. The Kitchen in the Castle Cookery School, Dublin
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The Kitchen in the Castle is Dublin’s most unique cookery school. Our culinary school is based in the beautifully restored Georgian kitchens in historic Howth Castle, Co. Dublin and is open to the public for a wide range of cooking courses and classes on topics ranging from Vegetarian cooking, Chinese cooking, Indian cooking, Mediterranean cooking, Spanish cooking, Fusion cooking and Thai cooking to Bread Making, Perfect Dinner Parties and Fun Girls’ Night Out cookery courses.
We offer morning or evening cooking classes, one-day cooking courses and longer cookery courses that last up to 3 - 6 weeks. We can also organise group courses and cooking demonstrations for larger groups.
The Kitchen in the Castle Cookery School’s team of friendly, supportive and experienced cookery tutors are passionate about giving you the knowledge, showing you the techniques and instilling you with the confidence to cook delicious food, for yourself, your family or your friends. Our aim is to reconnect you with food. We want to nurture your creativity, give you a good grounding in the basics and the confidence to cook delicious food, at any time.
- From Thailand to India - Food from Asia
- Flavours of Andalucia
- Vegetarian Indian Cookery
- Girls Night Out 2010 Cookery Course
- A Taste of Bordeaux
- A Chinese Feast
- Feast from the Sea
- A Spanish Dinner Party
- Inexpensive Meals in a Minute
- Creative Cooking for Confident Cooks
- Beginners Cookery Course (4 Classes)
- Essential Sauces
- One Pot Dishes and Hearty Soups
- Pasta and Sauces Demonstration
- Cooking for the Family
The Art Hand is a new art school on the Waterford coast in south-east Ireland that runs intensive and challenging art courses taught by professional artists and tutors in painting, photography, stained glass, mosaic and more. The Art Hand is located in a spectacular rural landscape on the cliffs near Bunmahon in an area of great natural beauty called the Copper Coast.
The Art Hand is a place to make art and to be inspired by the land, sea and sky. Classes are small, the workshop and studio space is well equiped, warm and bright. The courses are aimed at Irish as well as overseas participants who want to develop their art or who simply want a creative holiday. Accommodation and food can be provided.
Waterford is well connected by rail, bus, road, air and sea. It is approximately 100km from Cork City and 135km from Dublin. Waterford Airport offers flight to and from destinations within Ireland and the UK.
Burren College of Art is an internationally recognised not-for-profit independent college specialising in undergraduate and graduate fine art education. We offer artists and art students from around the world time, space and inspiration within the unique environment of the Burren. The Master of Fine Art programme is accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway and is operated in association with the Royal College of Art, London and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Our undergraduate Study Abroad programmes, Summer School and Artist Residency Scheme also recruit internationally. The College is located on the west coast of Ireland, a 4 hour drive from Dublin by car, 1 hour from Galway and approximately 1.5 hours to Limerick.
Master of Fine Art, Higher Diploma in Fine Art, Study Abroad programs for individuals and groups (courses include Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Time Arts Studio, Art in Context, Mixed Media, Irish Studies, Creative Writing, Art History), Artist Residencies and short summer courses.