American College Dublin

American College Dublin (ACD) is a licensed, private, non-profit higher education institution in Dublin, Ireland. Located on Merrion Square, the college offers bachelor's degree programs in Liberal Arts, Creative Writing, International Business, Hospitality and Event Management.
  • Average Tuition EUR 9,000
  • Total Annual Cost EUR 20,000
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline rolling
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

American College Dublin (ACD) offers students outstanding bachelor's degree programs in the humanities, business and hospitality. With facilities such as on-campus and off-campus accommodation options, the comprehensive Rooney Library and a Students Union, the college's academics and activities are grounded in the tradition of a liberal arts education coupled with the Irish love for learning. The college also offers students academic support with coursework through extra help and friendly guidance from experts at the Academic Office. ACD offers students several opportunities to succeed and achieve their personal and academic potential. By fostering an open, caring community where diversity is expected and respected, ACD's Office of Student Services is a one-stop destination that guides students during their time in Ireland and helps them overcome any difficulties they might face as students on international soil.
  • 01Small class sizes allow students to receive specialised attention from the academic staff.
  • 02Programs accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).
  • 03American and European education in one college

Bachelor Programs

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Creative Writing

    EUR 9,000 Tuition Fee

    Creative writing touches on all aspects of written communication, with particular emphasis on those that lie outside the purely academic and technical fields. Creative writing draws on the author’s imaginative capacity, stylistic felicity, and originality of composition, insight and expression. It encompasses a wide range of approaches, including prose fiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting, graphic novels (comics), video games (dialogue and plotting), and writing for new media (blogs, social media, creative written content for websites).

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Event Management

    EUR 9,000 Tuition Fee

    The degree can also be taken on an accelerated track, which allows the student to complete the programme in three years by taking the internship components (normally taken in the second and third years) during summer semesters. The degree provides a sound foundation of business courses in the first year, and thereafter offers a well-rounded selection of general education classes, two event management internships and a range of courses focusing on the essential elements of event management and its related fields in the international business, hospitality management and tourism disciplines.

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Hospitality Management

    EUR 9,000 Tuition Fee

    The degree may be taken on an accelerated track, which allows the student to complete the programme in three years by taking the internship components (normally taken in the second and third years 0 during summer semesters. The blend of theory and the two semester-long internships give students the best of both the practical and academic worlds. The programme provides a firm foundation of business courses in the first year, and subsequently offers two hospitality industry internships, a selection of interesting general education classes, and a range of courses examining aspects of hospitality management and its related fields in the international business, event management and tourism disciplines.

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    International Business

    EUR 9,000 Tuition Fee

    The three year honours degree in international business is accredited by QQI and is placed at level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework. The programme focuses on the international aspects of business, especially the challenges of operating in the dynamic global environment. This is achieved by combining a mix of theory, practice and work experience.

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Liberal Arts

    EUR 9,000 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts (a level-8, QQI-accredited, award) provides an intellectually stimulating and challenging course of undergraduate study in the liberal arts, with a wide range of foundation courses combined in the latter stages with specialised study in four concentrations. The programme is structured around two common years, with specialisations developing out of the common curriculum in the third year of study. In the third year students are required to major in one of four concentrations: Irish Studies, American Studies, History, or English

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Musical Theatre

    EUR 9,500 Tuition Fee

    The BFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based around development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voice, dance and singing. The degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the musical theatre, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective (that is to say, on being a performer), but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing dustry.

  • 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Performing Arts

    EUR 9,500 Tuition Fee

    This BFA degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the performing arts, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective (that is to say, on being a performer), but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing dustry. While performance remains a central aspect of the programme, students are also prepared for the vast array of work that supports and produces performance, such as directing and staging, creating written material for performance, production, management, marketing and funding of the performing arts.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1993

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    American College Dublin has a tradition of distinguished keynote speakers addressing its graduates annually, including Nobel Peace Prize recipients John Hume, Goldman Sachs Chairman Peter Sutherland, and the sister of current US Vice President Joe Biden, Valerie Biden Owens.

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            ACD offers Study Abroad Opportunities, and Irish and Irish/U.S. Degrees

            ACD, otherwise known as the Irish-American University Ltd., has opportunities to study abroad for one semester, a year, three years for an Irish BA, or four years for a dually-accredited Irish/American BA. It also as 12-month MA programs available. While studying students will be residing in the Republic of Ireland's capital, a wonderfully eclectic city with an endless stream of things to do, which is also ideally situated as a jumping off point for travel throughout Ireland and into Europe.