Department of Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture

Welcome to the Department of Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture

Welcome to the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture The Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture is a catalyst for creativity located in Ireland’s ‘Creative West’. Through the centuries, creativity from art, architecture and design to literature and music have flourished from this region. The region has played a critical role in the works of many internationally renowned creative talents most notably in the works of William and Jack B. Yeats.

To see a selection of student work from our programmes in:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Fine Art
  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Performing Arts – Acting
  • Performing Arts – Theatre Design
  • Writing and Literature
  • Masters through Creative Practice

Visit www.yeatsacademy.com or check out the link to our 2020 creative showcase www.itsligo.ie/yaada-yearbook-2020 for more information

We provide accessible learning experiences across seven creative disciplines that engage with and build on the rich cultural legacy and genius loci of our region. We illuminate the value of creativity and cultural contribution to society, and seeks to make a lasting contribution, locally and globally.

All our programmes are delivered using a vibrant mix of studio work, critical and creative thinking, and research, with combined facilities and opportunities for cross-pollination and interdisciplinary practice. Each programme offers a full package of assisted learning through lectures, tutorials, seminars and support for individual and group projects, and our learning is focused to give each student the support she or he needs to build expertise in their discipline.

Students at YAADA benefit from a rich educational experience that equips them for success in their chosen professional careers. Whatever their chosen discipline, our priority is to encourage each of our students to develop their personal brand of imagination and creativity, to help them acquire the knowledge, skills and experience needed to realise personal ambitions and to find their unique voice as an artist, designer or architect.
In addition, we provide the opportunities for students to explore contemporary themes that connect all the visual arts and design disciplines, and enable them to acquire the business skills that success in any career demands. YAADA students not only achieve technical mastery of their practice, supported by highly skilled specialist technicians, but also develop their critical and intellectual abilities. At YAADA you can expect a high level of support from academic staff, as well as access to facilities and services and an excellent library resource.

Our aim is to provide the conditions in which students flourish and achieve their highest potential. Come to the Yeats Academy to push the parameters of your practice and to pursue your dreams.

We aim to:

  • Be Inquiring
  • Be Innovative
  • Be Engaged
  • Be Collaborative
  • Be Transformative
  • Be Fearless

 

What type of student are you?

A out-of-the-box thinker who uses their creative skills to engage with their surroundings, whether it be words, art, design or acting. You will be able to see the creativity in everything and you will understand having the fluidity and ability to draw inspiration from the everyday is a vital skill.

Staff

Meet the Head of Department

Emmet O'Doherty
Emmet O'Doherty

An accomplished educator and academic leader, Emmet O’Doherty is the pioneering Head of the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture (or YAADA as it is affectionately known), IT Sligo’s newest department established in 2018. Emmet is an advocate for the creative and cultural arts and the relevance of YAADA’s unique type of studio based education. With deep roots in the North-West and a native of Bundoran in Co. Donegal, Emmet values our role as a place-based institution committed to expanding inclusion, equity and access to enhance a genuinely rich and inspiring learning environment full of diverse experiences, viewpoints and talents. Emmet is spearheading the €16.8 million development of the new Creative Northern Campus currently underway at IT Sligo.

Emmet’s teaching experience includes 15 years of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education both on campus and on-line before taking up the role of Head of Department. Emmet is currently completing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He is passionate about how both individuals and groups can live, lead and operate at the highest level. Emmet’s current research broadly centres upon the links between high-performance, cultural and creative education, and positively oriented learning environments. It seeks to explore strategies that would allow the Yeats Academy at IT Sligo to optimise its talents and succeed in reaching its full potential in an environment of high expectation.

Emmet recognises that empowering students with strong business and entrepreneurial acumen along with a deep disciplinary understanding will allow them to develop as creative professionals empowered to renew society through their creative work and contribute to economic growth, employment and wellbeing in the communities within which they live.

Contact us

Emmet O'Doherty,
Head of Department Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
+353 (0) 71 9305667
email: odoherty.emmet@itsligo.ie

Department Staff

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Caffrey, Ms Elizabeth Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Formanova, Ms Marketa Jt Assistant Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Gilligan, Ms Hilary Jt Lecturer 1 (Ept) Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Hughes, Mr Ronnie Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
McManus, Mr Louis Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Pallai, Dr Agnes Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Rooney, Mr Mark Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Scanlon, Mr Peter Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Trench, Dr Rhona Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Watson, Mrs Rowan Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
Weir, Mr Tom Jt Lecturer Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture

Courses

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Course name NFQ Level Graduate Level Favourite
BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations Level 6 Online
Certificate in Engineering in Road Engineering and Design Level 9 Online
Certificate in Engineering in Bridge Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Road Safety Audit and Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Lean & OpEx (Yellow Belt) Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng(Hons) in Robotics and Automation Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 Online
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) in Writing & Literature (Online) Level 8 Online
MSc in Computing (Data Science) Level 9 Online
Master of Arts in Creative Practice Level 9 Postgraduate
Master of Arts in (Specialism) Level 9 Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate in Property Services (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Facilities Management Level 6 Online
PG Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Applied Construction Technology Level 6 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management Level 6 Online
MEng in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme Level 9 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Automotive Artificial Intelligence Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Engineering Level 6 Undergraduate
BEng in Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts Hons in Interior Architecture and Design add-on Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Waste Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design add-on (Online) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
PG Dip. in Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Certificate in Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Secure IT and Deep/Machine Learning Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) Software Development (Add-On) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Online
Master of Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in Architecture Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics (Online) Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) in Computing (Smart Technologies) Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) in App Design and User Experience (UX) Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc in Computing Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Software Development Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng in Precision Engineering and Design (Online) Level 7 Online
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics Level 6 Undergraduate
Certificate in Strategic Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance (Online) Level 9 Online
Master of Science in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
BA (Hons) in Writing & Literature Level 8 Undergraduate
BA in Performing Arts (Theatre Design) Level 7 Undergraduate
BA in Performing Arts (Acting) Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Precision Engineering & Design (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Validation Technologies Level 6 Online
Special Purpose Award : Work Based Project Level 6 Online
BSc in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 7 Online
BA (Hons) in Fine Art Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng in Precision Engineering and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Advanced Lean Sigma Quality (Black Belt) (Online) Level 8 Online
Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online) Level 7 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc (Hons) in Computing Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Creative Design (Add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BA in Fine Art Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering Level 6
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online) Level 8 Online
Master of Science in Quality Level 9 Postgraduate
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Construction Management (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 8 Online
BEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Electronics and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BEng in Mechatronics (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation (Online) Level 6 Online
MSc in Quality (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 7 Online
BSc in Quality (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Quality Assurance (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Polymer Technologies (Online) Level 6 Online
BA (Hons) in Performing Arts Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) in Fine Art (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BA (Hons) in Creative Design Level 8 Undergraduate
BA in Creative Design Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Software Development (add-on) (online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Software Development Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc in Games Development Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BEng in Mechatronics Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BEng in Mechanical Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) Electronic & Computer Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BA in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology (Online) Level 8 Online