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10 (Level 8 Award)



Certificate in Storytelling for the Metaverse

2 Mar 2023 — 28 Apr 2023

Certificate in Storytelling for the Metaverse

What is this course about?


This course will introduce you to new technologies and ways of telling stories. Using a variety of technologies such as motion-capture, AR and VR you will have an opportunity to experiment and learn about the possibilities for creating different kinds of narrative.

You can be a complete novice or already have some experience with these technologies; all you need is an interest in experimenting and learning. You might, for example, be a designer, a filmmaker, or an artist who is interested in expanding your creative practice to include different ways of interacting with the world in narrative or non-narrative forms. Or, you could be a beginner with an enthusiasm to learn and explore.

This short course offers a blended delivery with classes on campus and online tutorials.

What will I do?


  • Learn about the variety and scope of innovative or emerging digital audio-visual practices in contemporary culture, such as online media forms and genres, games, VR, AR, motion capture, multiplatform storytelling, or interactive media.
  • Research, propose and develop your own project.
  • Learn how to identify and devise an appropriate strategy, and a work schedule for bringing your project to a realisation stage using digital media techniques.

How will I be assessed?


You will create a self-directed project in an area of digital audio-visual practice.

You will be assessed on your project management, research and skills related to your own project. There are no written exams in this course.

Future Careers


This course will help you make better choices about technologies in your chosen area of practice, whether that be heritage studies, museum education, event design, art practice, new media, filmmaking, designer or other forms of storytelling.

You will be able to build on this certificate to take more advanced skills training in the future.

Dates + Times


The course will run in March – April 2023 in a blended format, with a mixture of online and on campus classes:


Thursday, 2nd March | 10am – 4pm | on campus

Friday, 3rd March | 10am – 4pm | on campus


1 x online tutorial. You will agree a date and time with the lecturer.


Thursday, 30th March | 10am – 4pm | on campus

Friday, 31st March | 10am – 4pm | on campus


Friday, 28th April | 10am – 4pm | on campus. A Show & Tell session.



What are the Entry Requirements?


Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent (NFQ Level 5).

Applicants without this qualification may be considered based on their prior experience and learning through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Some prior experience in a related discipline is required.

Fees + Scholarships

Fees for this course are €1,100.


CFA Scholarship:

A CFA scholarship encourages the participation of learners from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education by offering one free place on all of our CFA short courses.


Find out if you are eligible to apply HERE


Fill in the CFA@IADT scholarship application form HERE

How do I apply?

Please complete our IADT Application Form


Application deadline: Friday, 17th February at 4pm.

Contact IADT

Please email any queries to Elena Somoza, IADT Creative Futures Academy Co-ordinator, at

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