Forthcoming events for applicants to CAO programmes in the Dublin School of Architecture:

General DIT Open Day 
Location: DIT Aungier Street
Time: 09.00-14.00
Date: Friday 30 November / Saturday 1 December 2018
Purpose: General information on DIT programmes, meet staff and students, attend lecture presentations on application processes, including suitability test, interview and portfolio.

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Dublin School of Architecture Open Day
Location: Linenhall DIT Bolton Street
Time: 10.00-16.00
Date: Saturday March 2019, date tbc
Purpose: Visit architecture studios in Linenhall, meet staff and students, attend lecture presentations on application processes, including detailed discussions on suitability test, interview and portfolio.  

DT101 Bachelor of Architecture: Suitability Test
Location: Linenhall DIT Bolton Street
Time: 09.00-17.00 (All DT101 CAO applicants will be assigned a time slot)
Date: April 2019, date tbc
Purpose: DT101 Bachelor of Architecture suitability test.  

DT101 Bachelor of Architecture: Interview with Portfolios
Location: Linenhall DIT Bolton Street
Time: 09.00-17.00    (All DT101 CAO applicants will be assigned a time slot)
Date: May 2019, date tbc
Purpose: DT101 Bachelor of Architecture interviews

Portfolio Guidelines:

The Dublin School of Architecture recognizes each applicant is unique, therefore the portfolio is an opportunity for you to show you individual abilities, interests, and readiness to join our Bachelor of Architecture programme. We suggest that you present 10-20 pieces of your work.  The work presented should demonstrate your interest, experience, and aptitude in creative and graphic areas.  Works may include but are not limited to sketches, freehand drawings, paintings, sculpture, graphics, art photography, woodworking, ceramics, film, or other visual media. An A4 inventory sheet listing all pieces of work (title, medium, dimensions, date completed) should be included. Please indicate whether the work was done as part of a school assessment, extracurricular activity, or on your own. Be selective about the works you present. Include a range of items using a variety of media. We are looking for quality over quantity. The overall presentation, quality, and clarity of the portfolio is part of the interview discussion and evaluation process.

You must bring your portfolio with you in your interview. Your portfolio will be assessed as part of the interview process and should demonstrate critical observation, visual awareness, imagination, idea Invention, problem solving, creative conceptual thinking, commitment and ambition.

Please note that all original works at a larger scale should be reproduced as high quality images (photos or scans) and be inserted in to the portfolio at not larger than A1 size.