Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) was established on 1 April 1997 under the Institutes of Technology Acts 1992 to 2006 (S.I. No. 149/1997 and S.I. No. 19/1998). It is one of the publicly funded Institutes of Technology in Ireland.
Under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Act 2019 (S.I. No. 540 of 2019), IADT became a designated awarding body (DAB), on 1 January 2020 and may make awards up to Level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications.