Details on how to apply to a programme via Advanced Entry are below, if you have any further questions feel free to drop us an email or pop by and see us on campus.
Advanced Entry is applying to gain entry to second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate programme in IADT. This is an option when an applicant has previous educational achievements and/or work experience that are considered directly relevant to the programme they wish to apply for.
Availability of places differs from year to year and sometimes, in certain programmes, Advanced Entry places may not become available due to programmes being full.
Advanced Entry is offered across all of our programmes at IADT.
However, availability of places differs from year to year and sometimes, in certain programmes, Advanced Entry places may not become available due to programmes being full.
Advanced Entry applications are made online at CAO.
Supporting Documents should be sent to the CAO. Please include all relevant information that might help IADT assess your application including:
- Copies of FETAC L5 and 6 awards
- Copies of BTEC and other awards
- Transcripts from previous Higher Education
- A CV with information about relevant previous experience with references
- A statement of interest
All students, including international applicants, are welcome to apply for Advanced Entry.
If you wish to be considered for Advanced Entry you must apply directly through CAO.
30th April 2021
Honours Bachelor Degrees – Level 8
DL827 Art (Year: 3)
DL838 Creative Music Production (Years: 2 & 3)
DL828 3D Design, Modelmaking Digital Art (Years: 2 & 3)
DL833 Photography (Years: 2 & 3)
DL839 Interaction + User Experience Design (Year: 2)
31st August 2021
Honours Bachelor Degrees – Level 8
DL823 Business Management (Years: 2 & 3)
DL840 Digital Marketing (Year: 2)
DL841 English + Equality Studies (Year: 2)
DL821 English, Media + Cultural Studies (Years: 2 & 3)
DL822 Arts Management (Years: 2 & 3)
DL836 Creative Computing (Years: 2 & 3)
DL837 New Media Studies (Years: 2 & 3)
Ordinary Bachelor Degrees/Higher Certificates – Level 7
DL701 Applied Entrepreneurship (Years: 2 & 3)
Advanced Entry applications are assessed on the basis of availability of places in the relevant programme year and on merit.
For this reason we ask that you include all supporting documentation that references previous educational achievements and/or work experience that is considered directly relevant to the programme that you wish to apply for.
Offers for Advanced Entry places are generally made during the summer months; July and August. Some programmes may offer their places sooner than that. The majority of offers are made by early-September.
Offers are issued by the CAO via email.
ADVANCED ENTRY DIGITAL PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION
Before you start your Digital Portfolio submission:
- You will need your CAO number to begin your submission. All courses you submit your portfolio to must be included in the Advanced Entry section of your CAO application by Friday 14th May.
- Your digital portfolio should have a minimum of 10 pieces and a maximum of 25 pieces uploaded to your submission.
- We have prepared some helpful tips for photographing your work.
- Film + video files must be under 5MB for upload, larger files must be submitted via a url: YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Please make sure that any online videos are public and password free for assessing.
Click on the link below to start your submission
See below advice + FAQs
How do I submit my digital portfolio to more than one Advanced Entry course?
Once you have completed your first submission the system will allow you to duplicate your portfolio and assign it to another Advanced Entry Course. (select option in My Submissions > copy).
Will I need to attend for Interview?
Following portfolio assessment some applicants may be invited to take part in online interview to discuss their application. It is expected that interviews, where required will take place in early June.
When will I find receive the results?
You will be informed of the outcome of your Advanced Entry application through the CAO by June 20th.
Do I need to document and submit every piece from my physical portfolio or an overview?
We allow up to 25 pieces (pages) to be uploaded with your submission. If you have a greater quantity of work you should make a final selection that showcases the very best of your work and suitability for your Course of choice. See our Portfolio Guidelines.
Do I need to photograph and submit pages from my notebooks?
Yes – we are always interested in seeing your process work and development studies. You may consider creating a collage of pages to show the range of investigations. Or consider a short movie see Photo Tips and Guidelines here.
Should I receive a confirmation email to acknowledge that IADT have received my portfolio submission?
Yes – you will receive an email confirming receipt of your submission .
If I have any queries about the submission process, who do I contact?
Please contact IADT Admissions Office: E: email@example.com
What will happen to my digital submission after assessment? Do you delete files?
We will retain all Applicant files until the end of the recruitment period – date of final CAO offered being made in 2020. Once all offers have been made all data will be securely deleted according to GDPR guidelines.
For further details or queries please contact IADT Admissions Office: E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +353 1 239 4621.
Further information is available from
- IADT Admissions Office
- E: email@example.com T: + 353 1 239 4621