GMIT Letterfrack - The National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology

GMIT Letterfrack

The National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology

GMIT Letterfrack is a National Centre of Excellence providing honours degrees in furniture design, wood technology and teacher training for technological subjects up to Leaving Certificate.

Established in 1987, the college now has 250 full-time students studying on a range of degree programmes.  Our courses are characterised by:

  • A student-centred approach with an emphasis on project-based learning
  • A common first year which enables students to develop all necessary skills required for designing and producing fine furniture. Students then specialise in design, technology or education in year two.
  • Work placements in the Irish furniture and wood products industry, and in manufacturing companies throughout the world
  • Student school placements in post-primary schools throughout Ireland as part of the teacher training programme.
  • Academic links with colleges in Europe and the USA

GMIT Letterfrack students and graduates are recognised for their innovative, creative and responsive approach to projects, and have won awards both nationally and internationally.

Programmes on the campus are supported by Connemara West Development PLC (a community and rural development organisation based in Letterfrack).

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GMIT will hold a special Information Evening for its BA in Religious Studies programme on Monday 15 September. This programme is the only religious studies degree offered in the west, and in an Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Writer Sara Baume who will read as part of Culture Night, taking place in the Centre for Creative Arts & Media library.

A reading and discussion by two exciting and emerging Irish writers Sara Baume and Maeve Mulrennan will take place in GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM), Wellpark Road, Galway, on Friday 19 September, 5pm to 6.30pm, as part of Culture Night 2014.