The School of Creative Arts at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology will be launching Irelands first B.A. Honours Degree in Design for Stage and Screen in September 2009.
Previously this area of study was available in Ireland only as a one year add on degree at Dun Laoghaire.
The programme is being developed by a team of academics, designers and craftspeople led by Programmme Coordinator, and ex Senior RTE Production Designer, Patrick Molloy and including; Alan Farquharson (also Ex Senior Designer at RTE, Eurovision Designer, Film and Theatre Design) , costume designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, (Brideshead Revisited, Strength and Honour), Makeup designer Toni Delaney (In the name of the Father, Far and Away) and Liam Doona ( theatre designer and ex head of theatre design at Nottingham Trent University). The programme will allow students to specialize in either Production Design and Art Direction ( theatre, film and television ), Costume Design and Construction or MakeUp. Students will benefit from excellent resources and collaborative opportunities across the departments of Film and Media and Art and Design.
The programme will be a part of the National Film School of Ireland which is based with The School of Creative Arts and will offer placement opportunities with key Irish Theatre, Film and Television producers.
The programme will be designed to enable students from other programmmes and countries to study for short periods both as part of ERASMUS and through other institutional links and will provide a highly distinctive student experience , benefitting from the unique opportunities provided by the four year Irish honours degree and the film , theatre and television industries in Ireland.
Further information is available from the IADT website www.iadt.ie