“The greatest thing about the IwB is that is doesn’t tell you what to look for but how to look.”

– Thomas Lommée, Alumni from World House Project, Year 1

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Design Strategies in partnership with the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT) in Ireland


IwB alumni and students who have successfully completed the Interdisciplinary Design Strategy Post-Graduate Certificate through the School of Design at George Brown College, may now apply for advanced entry into this unique Master’s program at IADT. Students complete an additional three modules in Ireland over the Fall semester (Final Project Proposal, Final Charrette and Final Project), and defend in the Winter.

Application Process

The MA in IDS is administered and run by IADT. All admission inquiries should be directed to Clyde Doyle (clyde.doyle@iadt.ie) and Shirley Casey (shirley.casey@iadt.ie) the Program Coordinators.

For more information and the full program description visit the IADT program page or view the MA in IDS Info Page.

MA in IDS Program Summary

Solving the most prominent economic or cultural challenges requires a strategic approach to design and problem-solving. Through collaborative practices, the programme provides candidates with a systematic and in-depth knowledge of integrated design strategies. Students will develop critical awareness and employ advanced design methodologies.

The programme responds to the needs of industry for graduates with the required combination of knowledge, skills, and competencies to work within interdisciplinary teams in the broader design, technology, and professional services sectors.

Program length: 4 months for IwB graduates (advanced entry in September following the IwB IDS program completion in June)
Program cost: 4,250 Euros (for IwB graduates)
Entry requirements: Completed application form, CV, references, draft project proposal, academic transcript(s)

Key dates for IwB graduates (2018-19):
Applications open: April 21, 2019
Application deadline: May 5, 2019
Offer letters sent out by IADT: end of May 2019
Program start: September 1, 2019

About IADT

Located in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, the Institute of Art, Design + Technology is Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors. The Institute offers programmes in the Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies and the Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities, both are unique in that they combine practical, transferable skills with academic learning. IADT is alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity!