Graduate Stories

CCAM Galway

Art & Design / Textiles Graduate - Katie Moore

Katie Moore

A native Mayo woman, hailing from the town of Foxford, Katie Moore is graduating (November 2015) with a BA (Hons) in Design in Textiles. Years ago, Katie discovered the Centre of Creative Arts (CCAM) during time spent doing a portfolio course in Westport. After visiting the Centre of Creative Arts on open day, she knew GMIT was the right choice for her.

“I really enjoyed the Textiles programme; I learned so much and gained invaluable skills. The lecturers were great and very generous in sharing their ideas and knowledge. Art History and Critical Theory were fascinating subjects to study, perfect for learning about, and discussing art. I equally enjoyed all that I learned from the Digital Media module.”

Katie’s time spent at GMIT was far better than she had ever expected. With a lively personality, Katie dove right into her studies, enjoying every part of her course work, from the practical art work to writing her thesis.

Although Katie found it a challenge to find time to join clubs, she was Class Representative for Textiles, two years running, and always made time to participate in fundraising activities at GMIT.

Before enrolling in the BA in Art and Design, which she graduated from in 2014, Katie worked as a Millner, and also interned with fashion famous design giants like Philip Treacy in London and John Rocha and his team in Dublin.

Currently working on a commission residency with the Mayo County Council she will share an installation piece for the 1916 Rising Commemoration. Katie will also have a solo exhibition in Ballina, County Mayo, in May/June 2016, and plans to continue on working as a visual artist.

“I feel very lucky to have studied at CCAM. One of the most important parts of the centre is its atmosphere. It is so welcoming and everyone is very friendly and approachable. During my final two years of study at GMIT I had to spend a lot of time working from home, due to health problems related to having Cystic Fibrosis. To say that the staff and college were supportive is an understatement. It was great for me to have that support.”

Katie Moore GMIT Galway CCAM