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Dublin institute of design

Address: 45 Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland

Description Dublin institute of design

Design Institute in Dublin is deservedly considered one of the best universities in Ireland and the best profile university in the country. It was founded in 1992 and is located in the central part of the Irish capital - from the campus it is easy to reach any part of the city, suburbs and major international airports.

The University also works as an accredited BTEC exam center, accredited by QQI. It offers a variety of programs - from short courses to graduate programs and undergraduate courses - in all modern design directions:

  • Graphic design;
  • Fashion design;
  • Interior design, CAD;
  • Web design and online development.

Advantages of studying here for international students:

  • In 2016, the Dublin institute of design became the winner in 2016 GRAND PRIX Winner;
  • Students became finalists of the major Frankfurt Style Award;
  • Graduates become part of major design companies and Corporations (for example, the International Society of Typographic Designers);
  • Go to the shots (list of the best) in the IDI Graduate Awards, at graphic designer competitions, etc.;
  • The students of the university constantly become winners and winners of various international competitions, are noted as skilful and qualified specialists.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Dublin institute of design

Program name

Quick overview of Bachelor program: Classic three-year programs at the Design Institute in Dublin are offered in two key areas:

  • Graphic design;
  • Interior design.


from 3 100 € / year

Brief information: The certificate course lasting 1 academic year is the first step on the way to a successful career. The offered specialties cover all faculties and directions of the university:

  • Graphic design;
  • Fashionable design;
  • Web design;
  • Interior design;
  • Bayer's profession (purchases in the Fashion sphere).


from 3 100 € / year

Quick overview: Diploma program, designed for 2 academic years, is offered in the following specialties:

  • Graphic design;
  • Fashionable design;
  • Web design;
  • Interior design.
from 580 € / 6 weeks

Brief information: Short professional courses will suit young international students wishing to learn more about the peculiarities of the chosen specialty, and already working professionals who want to deepen their knowledge, gain new skills and improve their competitiveness in the world labor market. The Institute for Design in Dublin offers the following short-term programs:

  • Six-week courses:
    • Visual Merchandising;
    • Visual merchandising: advanced level;
    • 3D CAD (work with the design of interiors).
  • Ten-week courses:
    • Graphic design;
    • Fashionable design;
    • Web design;
    • Interior design;
    • Bayer's profession (purchases in the Fashion sphere).
  • Eight-week courses:
    • 2D CAD (interior design);
    • Profession of a personal stylist and a buyer;
    • Fashion and style: training, commercial and media aspects of activities.


Accommodation, housing and food

Since the Institute does not have its own residences for students, specialists assist in finding the right accommodation option for the duration of their studies. You can choose the following options:

  • Room rental - in the central part of Dublin or in sleeping areas;
  • Rent one-room apartment or studio, apartments - also there are options in the center of the capital or in sleeping areas and suburbs.

International students also provide themselves with meals. The list of pocket expenses also includes:

  • Transportation;
  • Payment of utilities and electricity;
  • Sports and leisure;
  • Clothes and necessary household items.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : 2D design, 3d-design, fashion, Fashion design, graphic design, Interior Design, Procurement and supply management, stylist, Visual merchandising, Web design

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Variants of educational programs (without accommodation and meals):

  • CAD certificate program (2D or 3D);
  • Diploma program (1-2 years, HNC or HND);
  • Short courses and continuing education;
  • Bachelor's degree (3 years).

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Round trip airfare;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Accommodation and meals (depending on the option chosen);
  • Personal insurance;
  • Pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The main requirement for incoming students is, of course, a fairly high level of English. HNC and HND programs will require an IELTS level of 5.5 and higher, the remaining courses - IELTS from 6.0 and above. In addition, the following documents are submitted to the admission committee:

  • A copy of the passport;
  • Personal resume and confirmed work experience, feedback and recommendations from employers (if possible);
  • Certificate + report card with grades from previous place of study.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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