The Institute of Designers in Ireland has, since it was founded in 1972, valued and supported the nation’s design educators in fostering the next wave of creative talent.
We were asked by lecturers and students to come up with a programme to allow design faculties to reap the benefits of IDI Membership.
From 2015, colleges and institutes of design can apply for College/University Membership, giving each of its design lecturers, members of staff and the student body access to full benefits of individual IDI Membership. Students of member colleges can enter the Graduate Awards for free.
For more information, please feel free to get in touch.
Below is a list of current IDI College/University Members.
MTU Crawford College of Art and Design
MTU Crawford College of Art and Design has been successfully providing education in the arts for more than 100 years. The Crawford is a diverse and creative community exploring art, design, digital media, culture, visual arts education & communications. There are three Departments in MTU CCAD: Fine Art and Contemporary Applied Art, Media Communications and Arts in Health & Education. They offer courses related to arts practice, design communications, digital media design & development, art and design education, art therapy, arts in engagement, photography, e-learning, TV production, journalism and public relations with new media to name but a few. The programmes are delivered at various levels and modes up to and including Masters and PhD. Explore our areas of study to find the right course for you. https://crawford.mtu.ie
Technological University Dublin (TUD)
Technological University Dublin (TUD) has been an integral part of the Irish Higher Education system for more than a century. In that time it has continued to adapt and expand its provision to reflect a changing society and the wider economic environment. TU Dublin is now one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions. A comprehensive, dual-sector doctoral-awarding institution, TU Dublin combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles. The core values reflected in its mission emphasize student-centred learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry, and support for entrepreneurship and diversity.
NFQ 7 Degree in Visual Merchandising
NFQ 8 Honours Degree in Design (Visual Communication)
NFQ 8 Honours Degree in Design (Interior and Furniture Design)
NFQ 9 Master of Arts Graphic Design Practice (Full Time/Part Time)
NFQ 9 Master of Arts Creative Arts
Griffith College, Dublin
Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent third level college and home to over 7,000 students at its campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. It offers a selection of courses for those seeking a career in Design whether it be Interior Design, Fashion Design or Deign Communications, Griffith College aim to give individuals the opportunity to study in a nurturing environment which allows students to showcase their originality and innovation. To find our more visit www.griffith.ie
IADT offers a rich portfolio of inter-related programmes in a vibrant atmosphere of research, creativity, technology and production.
Our programmes push discipline boundaries through creative collaboration and interaction. Our programmes in Film, Media, Design and Visual Arts provide students with the opportunity to develop academically and to explore their professional practice. Our programmes in Technology and Psychology focus on people centred technology in a digital environment. Our programmes in design explores critical thinking, creative problem solving and the relationship between theory and practice through a broad range of practical subjects. This convergence gives our students opportunities for interdisciplinary projects and interaction in both formal and informal ways. All of our programmes enjoy a high profile and a reputation for quality.
At IT Carlow, we pride ourselves on being of a size that is conductive to a strong sense of community, whilst also being of a scale commensurate with excellence in higher education and research. Our focus is on your academic, personal and professional achievement. We believe the strong and supportive environment provided by our dedicated staff will allow you to achieve your greatest potential. Our courses are relevant to the real opportunities in the employment marketplace. We work closely with employers to maintain the relevance and quality of our programmes, which will ensure you are at the forefront of new and advanced knowledge, research and technologies. To find out more visit www.itcarlow.ie
Limerick School of Art & Design
Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, Limerick, Ireland (established in 1852), is a world renowned Art and Design School, with excellent facilities and beautiful bright studios located on the Clare St Campus, Limerick and also at Clonmel LIT Campus. LSAD has an award-winning reputation within all its disciplines. BA Design programmes include Animation and Motion Design, Ceramics, Fashion, Visual Communications. In Fine Art there are BA’s in Painting, Printmaking and Contemporary Practice , Sculpture & Combined Media and Photography and Lens Based Media and at Clonmel BSc’s in Creative Multi Media and Digital Animation Production. Post Grad programmes include a H DIP in Art & Design Teaching, MA in Art Education, MA SPACE, Social Practice and the Creative Environment.
LIT provides a BA (Hons) in Interior Design in the Built Environment.
LSAD also has a growing number of Research students at Masters (Level 9) and PhD (Level 10). To find out more visit www.lit.ie/lsad
National College of Art and Design
The National College of Art and Design 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. The Design School in NCAD includes the following departments: Industrial Design, Visual Communication and Body & Environment (Fashion, Textile Surface Design and Jewellary & Metals). There is also a wide range of postgraduate programmes including MFA in Design, MSc Medical Device Design and MA Interaction Design. Students of design at NCAD have the opportunity to work both within and across disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To find out more visit www.ncad.ie
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick is a distinctive, pioneering and connected university that shapes the future through educating and empowering people to meet the real challenges of tomorrow. Design@UL offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Product Design, Architecture, Digital Media Design, Design for Health, and Interactive Media. Cutting edge facilities, Co-Operative education placements, experienced staff and a unique riverside campus ensures the student experience is second to none. To find out more visit www.ul.ie
Since it first opened in September 1970, IT Sligo has been one of Ireland’s leading third level institutions. It is home to 6,000 students across the Institute’s full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes. Of those, 2,000 are studying online
At IT Sligo, you’ll get to know your lecturers, as well as your classmates. Here you will form a network of friendships which will last a lifetime.
IT Sligo is the place to help you get ahead in the world of work with an industry placement. Thanks to our close contacts and research collaborations with leading companies and major employers, we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities.
IT Sligo is also a fiercely ambitious third level institution. Working towards re-designation as a Technological University, a €60 million investment in campus facilities over the last decade has created a stunning 21st century learning environment.
There is no standing still. Across the Institute’s three Schools of Learning in Business & Social Sciences; Engineering & Design; and Science, IT Sligo is constantly developing and enhancing its courses and facilities to provide an overall package which matches the needs of the student today – and tomorrow.
DDI- Dublin Design Institute (Originally Dublin Institute of Design)
Originally founded as Dublin Institute of Design in 1993, and rebranded to DDI (Dublin Design Institute) in 2022. We have been breaking barriers in design education for almost 30 years; pioneering flexible study modes, widening access for mature learners and collaborating with practicing professionals to develop and deliver cutting edge, contemporary design courses
DDI provides educational training in Interior, Graphic, Fashion, Digital Design etc.
DDI runs full and part-time degree and higher education qualifications in Interior Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Fashion Design and shorter accredited programmes in Computer Aided Design, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Design, Personal Image & Styling, Graphic Design, Web Design, Interior Design, App Design, Product Design, and Digital Photography.
DDI is an accredited QQI provider, an approved BTEC centre and an approved City & Guilds centre.
The Institute offers a wide range of full time and part time design courses ranging from 6 week introductory courses to 3 year degree programmes.
Ulster University is a multi-campus public university located in Northern Ireland and is Northern Ireland's regional university with four campuses situated in Northern Ireland in Belfast, Coleraine, Derry (Magee College) and Jordanstown.
Ulster University warmly welcomes international students from over 100 countries. Creating highly employable graduates and future leaders is at the very heart of our learning experience.
- providing the best learning experience and environment for our students and have recently invested over £30million in teaching facilities, student hubs and sports facilities across our campuses.
The Belfast campus is located in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter with state-of-the-art facilities for our students and staff.
The Jordanstown campus is our largest campus and located only seven miles north of Belfast,
Our Magee campus offers an intimate learning environment in the heart of Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry-Londonderry.
To view the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses see https://www.ulster.ac.uk
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Name of Primary Contact: Nollaig Crombie
Telephone Number: 074 9186203
Address of Institution: Department of Design & Creative Media
Please list all Level 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 design and design-related programmes at your institute: Level 6
Certificate in Basic Web Design & Development
Certificate in Fashion Fundamentals
Certificate in Photography
Higher Certificate Photography
BA Fashion with Promotion
BA Digital Film & Video
BA Graphic & Digital Design
BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Fashion with Promotion
BA (Hons) Digital Film & Video
BA (Hons) Graphic & Digital Design
MA User Experience & Applied Innovation
PgDip User Experience & Applied Innovation
PgDip 3D Modelling & Animation
PgDip 3D Modelling for Emerging Technologies
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, now part of ATU
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
GMIT Centre for Creative Arts and Media
Tel: +353 91 770661
Fax: +353 91 770740
Ceed Program Post Graduate Level 9
Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
Phone: +353 51 30 2000
Athlone Institute of Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology,
+ 353 (0)90 646 8000