Art Schools in Dublin
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Dublin Art Schools

As a major centre of art and culture, and Ireland's commercial and industrial city, Dublin is home to numerous educational institutions offering a range of fine art, design and associated courses, aimed at equipping students for a variety of arts-based careers. Successful graduates may choose a career as a solo artist (eg. in painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics), as a commercial or graphic designer, history of art specialist or curator, or take up one of the many opportunities in Ireland's visual art industry. (See: BEST ART SCHOOLS)

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For details of qualifications required, syllabus, facilities and future career potential, please contact the following colleges, or visit their websites.

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10
Phone: 01-626-9421; Website:
Provides 1-year and 2-year courses in Fine Art, Design and Graphics, Animation, Television, Film and Moving Images, Video, Multimedia and Games.

Colaiste Dhulaigh, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17
Phone: 01-848-1337; Website:
Offers post-leaving certificate courses in Animation, Art and Design Portfolio Preparation, Graphic Art, and Interior/Furniture Design.

Dublin Institute of Design, 25 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 01-679-0286; Website:
Provides Certificate and Diploma level courses in Interior Design and other disciplines.

DIT, Fitzwilliam House, 30 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 01-402-3000; Website:
DIT Art, Design and Printing provides numerous courses at Apprenticeship, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level within its Faculties of Design, Fine Art and Printing and Graphic Communication.

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT)
Phone: 01-214-4600; Website:
IADT offers a large range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including Fine Arts, (including drawing, figure drawing and figure painting), Design, Animation, Film & Video, Modelmaking for Film & Media, Media & Cultural Studies, Photography, Production Design, Visual Arts Practices and Management.

Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Phone: 01-415-0400; Website:
Offers courses in Interior Architecture and Fashion Design.

Inchicore College of Further Education, Emmet Road, Dublin 8
Phone: 01-453-5358; Website:
Offers post-leaving certificate foundation course in Art and Design, as well as courses in costume design, make-up and set design for theatre.

Limperts Academy of Design, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Phone: 01-492-5894; Website:
Provides courses in Interior Design, Lighting Design, Landscape Design, Commercial Design and Fashion Styling.

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Dublin
Phone: 01-636-4200; Website:
Offers an extensive range of degree and Postgraduate courses in Fine Art, History of Art, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Industrial design, Visual Communication and Art Education.

Stillorgan College of Further Education, Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Phone: 01-288-0704; Website:
Provides post-leaving certificate courses in Art, Photography, Media, and Digital Media design.

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