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 770661
Twitter: @GMIT_CCAM

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

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The public health restrictions and industry uncertainties of the past 18 months left the team at GMIT's Centre for Creative Art & Media (CCAM) facing the challenge of how to deliver their 'Professional Practice and Projects' work placement module.

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.

Latest News

Irene Hayden, Programme Chair of the new Master of Science in Built Environment Regulation, which commences delivery in January 2022, in a blended format (mix of online and onsite).

GMIT School of Engineering is offering two new postgraduate programmes for employees in the Built Environment sector who wish to upskill and receive a qualification in the broad areas of the Irish Building Regulations and Leadership in the Circular Economy.

[Photo: Aengus McMahon] Dr Eoin Cullina, who has been appointed Head of Research at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)/

GMIT has appointed Dr Eoin Cullina to the new post of Head of Research at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), having previously worked in the GMIT Department of Enterprise and Technology, School of Business, as a lecturer and researcher.