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Our Art, Design & Technology Department contains a diverse range of well established courses, each of which exposes the student to different aspects of this creative and technical area.

We have a selection of Portfolio Preparation programmes which have been tailored to facilitate the development of high quality, industry specific portfolio submissions.  Our students have excellent progression rates into the country's top Art & Design colleges.

Our Construction/Handcrafted Furniture Design and Motor Vehicle Technology courses offer students the opportunity to gain experience in a practical “hands-on” work-shop based environment, and the time to decide the direction of their progression whether to third level or directly to industry.

Our Multimedia course offers excellent links with the Creative Media programmes in DKIT and DCU.  This innovative programme offers students the chance to develop their skills using industry standard design software in a state of the art Mac based facility.  Progression rates to degree level study are high, with successful graduates continuing to a range of creative and technical programmes nationally.

Our Advanced programmes in this area offer our students a chance to continue to develop their skills with us for an additional year.  Many of our advanced students leave these programmes with a view to setting up their own freelance businesses.


Art & Design:

The aim of this course is to give students the opportunity to make an informed decision about courses in Colleges of Art and Design and careers in related areas.


Fashion Design:

Students will develop a Fashion & Textile Design based Portfolio.  Graduates in this area may progress to Art & Design college or choose to pursue a career in the Fashion Industry. This programme offers unparalleled practical experience in an exciting studio based environment.


Handcrafted Furniture:

This course teaches the basics of carpentry, joinery and cabinet making in a practical, workshop based environment.  Students benefit from the expertise and guidance of staff and individual instruction as they develop new skills working with wood in exciting and creative ways.


Construction Technology:

This course teaches essential practical and theoretical skills needed for students wishing to pursue a career within the Construction Industry.



Students will become proficient with core packages from the Adobe Creative Suite of software as they create a dynamic, creative and visual portfolio of work.  Learning takes place in our Mac lab where students also develop key skills relating to project management, team work and presentation in preparation for a future in the Creative Industries.


Motor Vehicle Technology & Light Engineering:

This year long programme offers participants the chance to develop key theoretical and practical engineering skills.  Learning takes place in a practical, work shop based environment.  Learners benefit from the expertise of staff and practical access to tools and machinery as they develop new skills in a safe environment.



Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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