School of Design and Creative Arts

Courses in Creative Arts and Media, Furniture Design & Technology, and Creative Education

School of Design & Creative Arts

The School of Design and Creative Arts is based in GMIT Galway - Cluain Mhuire campus, and GMIT Letterfrack campus.

The school currently has three departments:

  • Centre for Creative Arts & Media
  • Department of Creative Education
  • National Centre of Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology

The creative industries are among the world's most rapidly growing economic sectors. The suite of academic programmes available at the school provides a broad range of creative career options. 

Our graduates work at all levels in Film, TV, Animation, Games, Broadcasting, Publishing, Advertising, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design, Creative Media, Fashion and Textiles, Product Design, Interiors, Furniture Design, Wood & Furniture Manufacturing, Architectural Woodworking, Fine Art, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, and as Post Primary Teachers in Construction, Design Graphics and Art.

Our programmes have a strong practical, skill-based ethos. We aim to strike a balance between theory and practice, thinking and doing, art and craft, and design and making. We also embed new technology and digital practice into our programmes in addition to the more traditional techniques and creative processes.

The school is deeply engaged in collaboration with industry partners, community, and other organisations in a wide variety of projects, initiatives, and research.


Contact Us

GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts
Monivea Road

Tel: +353 (0)91 745403
Twitter: @GMIT_CCAM

GMIT Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) Virtual Tour

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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

[Photographer: Conor McKeown]       L to R: Justin Kerr, VP GMIT Mayo campus and Head of School of Health Science, Wellbeing & Society; Kevin Kelly, CE Mayo County Council; Dr Orla Flynn, President of GMIT; and John Magee, A/Director of Services, Mayo County Council.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Mayo County Council recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) setting out plans for the two organisations to work closely together on projects of strategic importance across a range of mutually beneficial areas and to promote sustainable pa

L to R: Cormac MacDonncha, Operations Director, Thermo King and Chair of GMIT Governing Body, Emily King, GMIT Dept of Graduate Studies and Professional Development; Dr Rick Officer, VP Research & Innovation, GMIT; Dr Carine Gachon,  Transcend Project Manager, GMIT; Dr Orla Flynn, President of GMIT;   Shane Coss Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Thermo King,, Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland, Des O’Reilly, GMIT School of Engineering, Professor Graham Heaslip, Head of the GMIT School of Engineering.

Co-developed with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, the BEng in Automation and Robotics brings essential skills to the community and includes design of a 3D manufacturing robotics automation training centre at the Thermo King Galway plant.