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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Sarah Nugent, Volunteer/Intern of the Year, Event Industry Awards 2014

A third year student in GMIT’s College of Tourism and Arts has won a prestigious national award for her work as an intern with Irish Concert Promotion Company MCD.

Sarah Searson (front right), Head of GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media, with artists on the inaugural GMIT art residency programme, Galway City Arts Officer James Harold and GMIT painting lecturer Deirdre O’Mahony (centre front).

GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM) is delighted to announce a series of exciting initiatives that support artists and film makers in the west. Ten artists, a film production company, a curator and a photographer have been selected for the GMIT CCAM residencies.