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Electronics for Arts

23 Nov 2022 — 7 Dec 2022

Electronics for Arts
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Professional Skills for Creative Industries

This short and creative course will suit anyone with an arts, sculpture, or mixed-media interest, who wants to enhance their professional practice by including simple active or interactive elements, such as light, sound or movement, to create and exhibit an artefact incorporating electronic technologies.

As part of a small team, you will:

  • Develop a project around an artistic theme, with technological elements
  • Learn basic electronics to help you produce your project
  • Exhibit your artefact and explain your work.

Individually, you will document your personal journey in developing the project, electronic skills and organising the exhibit.

How will I be assessed?

There will be two parts to the assessment, each worth 50% of the course, as follows:

Group work:

Project presentation at a small course exhibition, explanation of the theme and artefact.

Individual work:

Document of your own work in developing the theme and electronics development skills.


All classes take place on campus:

Wednesday, 23rd November 2022 (7pm – 9pm)

Saturday, 26th November 2022 (10am – 4pm)

Saturday, 3rd December 2022 (10am – 4pm)

Wednesday, 7th December 2022 (7pm – 9pm)

What are the Entry Requirements?

  • Leaving Certificate Examination (Level 5 Award) or equivalent.
  • Applicants without this qualification may also be considered based on their prior experience and learning through IADT’s RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.


Will I need to purchase any materials?

You may need to source your own materials, such as cardboard, plastic, fastenings.

You may wish to purchase electronic equipment such as an LED display, buzzers, or motors, however this is optional.

Are there any fees?

The course is offered free of charge; funded by IADT and the Creative Futures Academy, under the Higher Education Authority’s Human Capital Initiative.

How do I apply?

Please apply by completing our Creative Futures Academy Application Form

Application deadline: Friday, 11th November 2022 at 4pm.

Contact IADT

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

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