Centre for Creative Arts & Media

Courses in Design, Creative Arts and Media

Students at GMIT Centre for Creative Arts and Media

Students interested in being part of a global transformation using creativity and innovation are drawn to our Design, Creative Arts and Media courses. Located on the Monivea Road in Galway city, we use a hands-on approach to learning. 

We encourage students to explore their creative side through practical work and studio engagement, enabling them to carve their own path in the inventive industries.   

Unique in the Irish educational landscape, we offer a wide range of undergraduate courses in a vibrant community of learning and exchange. The Centre for Creative Arts and Media provides a highly collaborative learning environment, equipped with film editing suites, computer labs and other essential workspaces. Classes are delivered by expert staff who are passionate about their research and profession. 

Enrolling in a creative arts and media course can be life-enhancing and stimulate creative thinking and adaptability. With room to explore and engage, attempts at artistic expression are valued, spontaneity and risk-taking are encouraged, self-esteem is enhanced, and differences are celebrated. 

The arts are an integral part of our education system. They help provoke discussion, enhance imagination, encourage thinking and sensitivity on a range of topics, and focus on social and cultural development for third-level students.
Awards and accolades are achieved each year by learners, lecturers and graduates. This paves the way for leadership in the Art, Television and Film worlds, reinforcing the fact that GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts is indeed an exceptional place to study.


Our Courses 

We offer courses at Level 7, Level 8 and Level 9.

Level 7 

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art (GA 273) 
Bachelor of Arts in Design (GA274)

Level 8 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film and Documentary (GA281) 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Contemporary Art (GA 283) 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design (GA284)
NEW - Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Art, Design and Graphics (GA285)

Level 9

Post-Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice
Master of Arts in Creative Practice

What's Happening

DCCI GMIT Partnership ZOOM: Rosemary Steen, CEO DCCI, Dr Orla Flynn, President, GMIT, Dr Paddy Tobin, Head of Schools of Design and Creative Arts, GMIT (Photo: Suzy O'Keefe, DCCI)

Design & Crafts Council Ireland announce innovative new partnership with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

New CEO of CREW, Niamh Costello with GMIT's Dr Patrick Tobin

CREW is a brand new collaborative initiative for the Digital Creative Industry along the Atlantic Economic Corridor

Latest News

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Lero  Dr Orla Flynn, GMIT President  Dr Rick Officer, VP Research and Innovation  Dr Liam Morris, GMIT Professor Graham Heaslip, Head of School of Engineering

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, is to expand its research capacity with the addition of GMIT as an academic partner.

Pride flag raising in GMIT’s campuses - Mayo (Castlebar) and Letterfrack.

GMIT will launch its LGBTQ+ and Allies Staff Network on Monday 14 June (1pm) featuring special guests, LGBTQ+ activists Rory O’Neill, Nuala Ward and poet Anne Walsh Donnelly.