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Art & Design School in Dublin, Ireland

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Griffith College Dublin:
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.

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Photo of Art & Design School in Dublin, IrelandFaculty of Design Courses:

- BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture (HETAC)
The honours degree programme has been designed in response to an increasing industrial demand for honours degree level employees with design skills relating to interior architecture, especially with regard to space planning, technology and visualisation. The graduates who successfully complete this programme will be able to design interiors in terms of space, materials, detailing and atmosphere. They will be able to sketch, draught, produce advanced computer aided visualizations, including walk-throughs, using the latest software packages, apply advanced technology and manage design projects. The deImage of Art & Design School in Dublin, Irelandgree programme has two main orientations: professional and academic. The syllabus for this programme has been created in consultation with the leading interior architects and interior designers in Ireland. 

-  BA in Interior Design (HETAC)
This three-year ordinary degree can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. We aim to teach and inspire students to think, design and act professionally in any working environment they face. On successful completion of the degree, students will be able to produce creative and technically proficient architectural designs, which can be communicated through both computer technology and traditional media. Students will also be required to pursue research, apply knowledge of building technology, and organise, manage and operate interior architectural projects within the regulatory frameworks that govern design, architecture and construction. Like the Honours Degree, this programme has been created in consultation with the profession and is staffed by practising designers and subject specialists.

- Diploma in Interior Design (Griffith College Dublin)
This intensive two-year course is designed for students eager to become professional, creative and competent designers. Students will study a range of challenging and up-to-date subjects that address design, drawing, culture and technology. These will educate students in the demands and requirements of the contemporary design profession. The structure of the course and the size of the classes allow students to develop their own unique abilities.


Professional Design School:


- Preparing Artwork for Print
This course is designed to describe in detail the process of file preparation for popular commercial printing processes. The course will cover issues relating to both Digital and Lithographic printing. Popular software packages will be used to prepare postscript and PDF files that will be acceptable for printing purposes.

- Business Accounting for Designers
This course is designed for professionals, students or recent graduates in the creative industry who wish to gain and understanding of the basic concepts and ideas in financial accounting and tax. The course will assist participants to require an understanding of the language used by an accountant, tax man and bank. These skills are of vital importance in the development and growth of any business.

- Digital Image Editing - Foundation(eLearning)

- Advanced 3D Modelling


Faculty of Journalism and Media Courses:

- MA in Journalism and Media Communications
This postgraduate programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills. It is designed to equip students with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today along with the critical academic depth of a post graduate qualification. During the course students will be challenged in real journalistic situations including producing articles to deadline, editing, designing and printing newspapers, magazines or creating online news content. Radio skills from recording and editing interviews, creating podcasts and running a radio station 24/7 are part of the course work in this programme.

- BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media (HETAC)

This honours degree programme will inspire an intellectual capacity for self-expression and objective enquiry, while developing the practical skills necessary for media production. The art of writing, design, presentation, production, layout and publishing for newspaper, radio, video, photography and the Internet will be covered in this course. The course aims to produce versatile and confident graduates who can meet the needs of the existing communications industry, and identify and exploit further opportunities within media. The degree is recognised by the main professional journalists’ organisation, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). In addition, full-time students are entitled to apply for NUJ student cards during their degree.

- BA in Journalism (HETAC)
This three year full-time degree programme concentrates on expanding the student’s knowledge and skills in the thriving world of journalism. Media-based training, both practical and academic, is central to the programme as we prepare students for a career in media. Students will learn to work in real journalistic situations – in print and broadcasting – over the course of the six semesters. National Union of Journalists (NUJ) recognition of the programme entitles students to a student NUJ Card for each year of the programme.

- Diploma in Media Techniques Television and Media (CGLI)
The purpose of this award-winning course is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the practical application of TV and video production and post-production techniques. Students on the programme, many of whom have no familiarity with the medium on course commencement, are taught how to propose and make video packages and the skills of post-production, utilising advanced industry software.

- Certificate in Photography (CGLI)
Further study is an option for students who successfully complete this course; the logical progression is to procede to 2nd year of the BA in Photographic Media.

- Certificate in Journalism or Radio Broadcasting (GCD)
Both of these programmes take four subjects from the Higher Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications and allow students, principally, to concentrate on acquiring a specific sub-set of journalism skills and ancillary subject expertise. Often, students who take one of these programmes go onto take the full diploma in subsequent academic semesters or years. Modules in both programmes are certified under HETAC’s Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).

- Diploma in Music Technology and Studio Operations (CGLI)
This course has been designed to give students a fundamental knowledge of all aspects of music and sound technology, while providing the encouragement and scope for students to delve deeper into areas of interest. Tuition consist of a combination of theory based classes and practical tutorials which take place in our purpose built state of the art studio and dedicated media production suite running industry standard music technology soft-ware. Students have access to these facilities outside of class time and are expected to work in groups and independently to complete their assignments.

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Address: South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Dublin, Ireland
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Connacht College Of Design
Courses / Programs
The Connacht College of Design is an interior design school that specialises in the Diploma in Professional Interior Design which is offered in various venues throughout Ireland. It is the only course that we offer, so we can concentrate on keeping it fresh and up to date each year.

We are a "school that comes to our students". Avail of Higher Education in Interior Design in your area. We offer upcoming classes in Galway, Castlebar, Sligo, Drogheda and Dundalk. We simply locate a large, safe hotel with excellent conference facilities, and rent this for the school year.

The Diploma in Professional Interior Design course is a combination of lecture, hands-on practical work, and optional field trips. This is a 23 session course consisting of one night per week for 13 weeks in-class lecture/workshop, 6 special design projects to build a portfolio and 4 optional field trips to interior design-oriented venues. Class hours are from 7:30 PM to approximately 10:30 PM. (Some classes will go longer, some are shorter.)
We offer our Diploma in Professional Interior Design course from September to March every year in venues throughout Ireland. Our curriculum covers not only the study and practice of interior design to a professional level, but how to promote and market yourself as an interior designer in a real-world environment.
London Art Portfolio, UK
Courses / Programs
• London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses and foundation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from Ireland & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, professional interviews, or your personal development!

• Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.

• We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & around the world.

• London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.

• Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.

• With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.

"Central Saint Martins has offered me a place on Foundation Pathway: Graphic Design. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for your guidance and all heart that you put in to help me out."
- Aleksandra, Poland

"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!"
- Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:

• Fine Art
• Fashion Design
• Textiles
• Graphic Design
• Photography
• 3D Design / Architecture

Year-round & Summer Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Courses: 24, 18, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
• Digital Portfolio Preparation
• Foundation Course in Art and Design
• 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
• One-to-one Tutoring
• Art & Design Short / Evening Classes
• Art & Design Summer Courses (Adults & Teens)
• Corporate Workshops
• Private Online Tutoring (Adults & Teens)
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.
Dublin Institute of Design
Courses / Programs
Dublin Institute of Design, in central Dublin, Ireland, is a leader in the field of design offering a range of certificate & diploma courses in Interior Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD software training), Visual Merchandising & Window Dressing and Personal Image & Styling. Our courses will suit a range of people including those with design experience looking to add to their skills, through to Leaving Certificate students looking to pursue professional level qualifications.

Most of our courses are offered as both day and evening courses to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles. We also offer a comprehensive and flexible online certificate in Interior Design, allowing students to study at their own pace, in their own time and at a location that suits their lifestyle.
Certificate & Diploma Courses:

- Interior Design
- Computer Aided Design (CAD software training)
- Visual Merchandising & Window Dressing
- Personal Image & Styling
- Graphic Design
- Fashion Styling
- Web Design
- Product Design
Digital Media and Arts Research Centre, The University of Limerick
Courses / Programs
The Digital Media and Arts Research Centre is an internationally-recognised leader in advanced music technology education and research and is part of The University of Limerick, Ireland. The Music Technology course hosts a high spec studio facility, with a surround sound post production suite, a recording studio with live room and a composition suite.

Top of the range Pro Tools systems, a host of high quality outboard effects, numerous top end microphones and a grand piano give students access to the some highest level equipment available. In addition, Apple imac computers fill a lab where students use industry standard programmes like Logic Pro and Digital Performer as well as more esoteric programmes like Max/msp, Csound, Audiosculpt and OpenMusic.

Graduates are leading careers in a diverse range of areas, including broadcasting, recording, post-production, commercial research (industry), academic research (PhD), composition (computer music, games, film, video), performance, software industry (internet web design and programming, software engineering, audio and music engineering), and education.
Music Technology education degree courses:
- BSc in Music Media & Performance Technology (Four year course)
- MA / MSc in Music Technology (12 Months Full-time course)
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.