Open Learning allows you to select the modules you wish to study, set the pace of your study, and whether you undertake the module assessment
Open Learning is for you if you:
- Need a more flexible study schedule
- Don’t yet qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree
- Want to get a feel for academic life before starting a full degree
- Are interested in one or more of the module topics available and want to learn more from experts in that field.
You can browse all of the modules offered to Open Learners in IADT and our partner institutions in the Open Learning brochure.
Open Learning 2022-23
How Does It Work
All of the modules are at undergraduate level, so it’s a chance to join classes with full-time degree students while learning at your own pace.
- There are no entry requirements for Open Learners – Anyone is welcome to sign-up for a module. You can take as few or as many modules as you want, whatever best suits your own schedule.
- As an Open Learner, you are a fully registered IADT student, will have a student card, and have access to all of the facilities available to other IADT students.
- Most modules can be taken either for audit (€375 per module) or for credit (€500 per module). Audited modules are purely for interest or to get a taste of university classes and do not involve any form of assessment, so there’s no need to worry about exams. Credited modules involve completing any of the assessments required for those modules, such as essays, presentations or end of semester exams.
Modules Available in IADT
Department of Design and Visual Art
|Module Code||Module Title|
|DESS-H1014||History and Theory of Stage and Screen|
|DESS-H2013||Technical Skills -Make-up|
|MODM-H1015||Critical & Cultural Studies|
Department of Technology and Psychology
|Module Code||Module Title|
|COMP H1021||Digital Media & Prototyping|
|COMP H1022||Web Design|
To register please follow the following steps:
1. Select your chosen module(s)
2. Decide if you want to take the module(s) for audit or credit
3. Download and complete the Booking Form ( form will be available week of August 8th)
4. Email the completed booking form to OpenLearning@IADT.ie
5. Our Admissions Office will confirm if you have been allocated a place on each of your chosen modules.
*Open Learning places on modules are limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Applicants may enrol in up to four modules per semester.
If you need help with your registration or if you have queries about the modules available, please contact us by emailing OpenLearning@iadt.ie or calling us on +353 1 2394621
IADT Academic Dates 2022-23
Term 1 – 5th September 2022 – 9th December 2022
Term 2 – 3rd January 2023 – 28th April 2023
Attend a module and complete the assessment requirements for credit – €500 per module
Attend a module and do not complete assessments for credit – €350 per module
You may be eligible to apply for a PATH Open Learning fee-waiver.
We offer a number of Open Learning Scholarship opportunities each year to help support students in need of fee assistance.
These scholarships are funded by the Department of Education and Science PATH fund and are offered in collaboration with NCAD, IADT, TCD and MIE.
This scholarship is particularly aimed at students who wish to accumulate credits towards a recognised award and who are restricted by socio-economic factors, family responsibilities or health constraints and may, therefore, be excluded from full-time higher education.
Applicants from low-income households are invited, and priority will be given to:
- Socio-economic groups that have low participation in higher education (students would demonstrate this by either of the income options below).
- First-time mature students
- Students with a disability, particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment or students with a sensory disability, students who are deaf/hard of hearing, students who are blind or visually impaired
- Members of the Irish Traveller Community
- Lone parents with a means-tested Social Welfare payment
- Ethnic minorities
- Refugees and those with leave to remain
Applicants will be assessed based on:
- Low household income (less than €49,840 a year) and/or receipt of means-tested Social Welfare
- Challenges faced in accessing higher education
- Achievements in community, charity or sport
- Rationale for seeking a scholarship
- Motivation to study at higher education
- Career plans
- Financial need
Alternatively, support may also be available to you through our Sanctuary Scholarship Programme.
Contact Access@iadt.ie for more information on scholarships available.
For application details please contact our Admissions team -OpenLearning@iadt.ie / +353 1 2394621