Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent third level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. It is a higher education institution in Ireland with a student population of around 7,000 with 1,400 overseas students from over 77 countries. Established over 40 years ago (1974), Griffith College enjoys national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material. It is named after the former Griffith Barracks on the South Circular Road in Dublin. The 7-acre Dublin campus is five minutes from the city centre. Student Halls of Residence are located on campus, close to the library, creative studios, the student bar and restaurant, gym facilities and the Students Union. Griffith College runs full and part-time degree and higher education qualifications in Law, Accountancy, Business, Computing Science, Journalism, Media, TV Production, Film Production, Design, Fashion, Music and Drama. The college offers professional accountancy programmes for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), ACA, CPA and IATI, Griffith College is a goldStar CPA approved Educator. The ACCA has awarded Griffith College Dublin the Platinum accreditation – the highest recognition by the ACCA, and is also an ACCA CPD registered course provider. The Griffith College Dublin campus is the home of the Leinster School of Music & Drama. Established in 1904, the Leinster School offers theory classes in Music & Drama to groups and individuals subject to availability. The Leinster School is also an examining body and has Theory Examinations Syllabus with levels from Preparatory to Grade 8.