School of Design and Creative Arts

Specialist courses in film & documentary, design, contemporary art and creative practice

GMIT CCAM

About GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts 

Overview

Students interested in being part of a global transformation using creativity and innovation are drawn to our courses in Design and Creative Arts and Media. Located on the Monivea road in Galway city, we use a hands-on learning approach. We offer hours of practical work and studio engagement, encouraging students to explore their creative side, enabling them to carve their own path in the inventive industries.   

Unique in the Irish educational landscape, we offer undergraduate studies for a host of courses in a vibrant community of learning and exchange. Showcasing 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 course in the creative arts and media can be life-enhancing and is invaluable in stimulating creative thinking and promoting adaptability. With room to explore and engage, attempts at artistic expression are valued, spontaneity and risk taking encouraged, self esteem is enhanced and differences celebrated. Arts education is integral to education, in helping provoke discussion, enhance imaginations, embrace thinking and sensitivity to a range of topics, and can be a focus for social and cultural development for third level students. 

Awards and accolades are gathered and achieved year on year by learners, lecturers and graduates, paving the way for leadership in the worlds of Art, Television and Film, all reinforcing the fact that GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts is indeed an exceptional place to study.
  
Our Courses 
 
We offer a number of 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 Arts (GA 283) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design (GA284)

Level 9

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

 

Exhibitions

Download the catalogues from our recent graduate degree shows here:

Graduate Degree Show 2018 (PDF, 17MB)

Graduate Degree Show 2017 (PDF, 18MB)

Graduate Degree Show 2016 (PDF, 4.2MB)

Graduate Degree Show 2015 (PDF, 34MB)

 

Contact Us

GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts
Monivea Road
Galway

Tel: +353 (0)91 745403
Email: ccam@gmit.ie
Twitter: @GMIT_CCAM

What's Happening

The GMIT Green Campus Awards Exhibition is currently on show in the Long Gallery, GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts, Monivea Road, Galway city.

The exhibition is free, open to the public, and will run until 1st February, 2019.

First year Design and Contemporary Art students visit the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland

GMIT CCAM first year students of Design and Contemporary Art on a guided tour of the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland with Marion McEnroy-Higgins, Lecturer in Art History. 

Latest News

Back row, L to R: GMIT student Ali Al-Windi from William St, Galway; John Sweeney, National Chair of CIOB; Adrian Lynch, Mitchell McDermott, competition co-sponsors; Tommy Drumm, MD Collen Construction and former Dublin All-Ireland Captain; GMIT student Declan Coll from Falcarragh, Co Donegal.  Front row, L to R: Dr Martin Taggart, GMIT lecturer, GMIT student Liam Flatley from Belcarra, Castlebar, Co Mayo, GMIT student Adam Brennan from Bundoran, Co Donegal, and John Hanahoe, GMIT Lecturer.

A team of talented building and civil engineering degree students in GMIT have won the coveted All Ireland Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge 2019 for developing the best detailed proposals for a complex building heritage project on a busy commercial site in inner city Dubli

L to R: Nuzhafiq Noor Azman, Tuam, and Naqi Ahmad, Ballybane, who both graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Software Development, Batrisyia Amiruddin (Malaysia), who graduated with a Bachellor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management, and Tahreem Shakeel, Ballinrobe, who graduated with Bachelor of Science Computing and Digital Media, pictured at the recent GMIT Conferrings in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

Over 1,630 GMIT students are being conferred with awards at this year’s GMIT Conferrings taking place in Galway this month (November), with the Mayo campus conferrings taking place on Friday week, 29 November (11.30am), in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.