The Directorate of Creativity, Innovation + Research promotes and coordinates research in accordance with IADT research policy and our Strategic Plan. Research is actively conducted within both faculties. IADT has led and participated in many EU- and nationally-funded projects in areas such as: Mobile Technology, mLearning, Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts + Media and Assistive Technologies. We are currently engaged in a number of EU Horizon 2020 funding bids in collaboration with universities and enterprises in Europe.
IADT conducts Postgraduate Research up to Masters Level (Level 9) in the areas of Creative Arts + Media, Public Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Applied Psychology and Digital Technologies.
Creative Arts + Media: This cluster embraces disciplines that are practice-based and professionally oriented. This includes Visual Arts, Visual Communications, Photography, Film, Animation, Broadcast Media and Design for Stage, TV + Film. The National Film School is a recognised centre of excellence at IADT.
A key aspect of our courses is the integration of theory and practice. In the domain of creative arts and media, IADT is distinctively well-placed to provide a research base that spans the spectrum from those who describe themselves as practitioners or artists to researchers working in the same field from well-established humanities backgrounds. Therefore, practicebased research and more traditional forms of academic research are carried out alongside these disciplines.
IADT participation in the HEA PRTLI funded Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (www.gradcam.ie) represents a significant opportunity to advance the work of the Creative Arts and Media cluster. The partners in this project are NCAD, DIT, IADT and University of Ulster.
Public Culture Studies/Entrepreneurship: The Centre for Public Culture Studies (www.iadt.ie/publiccultures) functions as an umbrella organisation for a variety of taught and research courses as well as for on-going research and dissemination projects, and critical debates on relevant current issues. The Centre focuses on a number of key themes in the area of Public Culture Studies to reflect national, European and international agendas.
Work + Migration
Citizenship + Identity
Public Arts + Cultural Interaction
Public culture research seeks to interrogate the ways in which the public sphere, with all of its attendant cultures and conventions, has been created historically as well as altered under contemporary cultural, economic, political and social conditions.
Applied Psychology/Digital Technologies: The Centre for Creative Technologies and Applications (CCTA) seeks to draw together the expertise and research interests of academic staff and postgraduate students in the areas of psychology and technology.
Creative Technologies is concerned with people-centred technology in a digital environment. The CCTAs goal both through taught courses and research is to explore the interaction of people and technology. This goal finds expression in a range of existing disciplines such as Audio/Visual Technologies, Gaming, Multimedia, Psychology, eLearning, Assistive Technologies, Teaching and Learning, eBusiness, and emerging disciplines such as Cyberpsychology.
Academic contacts for these areas are as follows:
Creative Arts + Media - Head of Faculty: Mr. David Smith
Public Cultures - Head of Faculty: Dr. Josephine Browne
Entrepreneurship - Head of Faculty: Dr. Josephine Browne
Applied Psychology - Head of Faculty: Mr. David Smith
Digital Technologies - Head of Faculty: Mr. David Smith
Innovation + Enterprise
IADT is committed to ensuring that our teaching, learning and research all translate into a beneficial contribution to the local and national economy.
We regularly undertake collaborative research projects with industry partners of all sizes, notably through Enterprise Irelands Innovation Voucher scheme, whereby our staff and postgraduate researchers help SMEs overcome technical and creative challenges. Through our technology transfer service, we help IADT staff and students to undertake research and develop technology which is suitable for licensing to industry partners or which could indeed form the basis of a spin-out start-up company.
The National Film School building at IADT offers state-of-the-art HD studio facilities and is available for use by industry partners on a commercial basis.
The Media Cube Incubation Centre supports early stage companies in the sphere of digital media and technology. The Media Cube is currently home to 21 companies, employing over 80 people. Our New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Course, delivered in collaboration with DIT and Enterprise Ireland, offers a superb package of support to early stage start-ups, including workshops, mentoring, incubation space and financial aid.
IADT is also a partner in the consortium of Institutions behind Irelands National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), which offers a range of supports to digital start-up projects: www.ndrc.ie
For enquiries relating to Innovation + Enterprise, please contact Linda Carroll on 01 239 4644 or firstname.lastname@example.org