Courses in

Creative Arts and Media

Lifelong Learning Mayo

BA (Honours) in Fine Art

A two-year, part-time flexible mode honours degree in Fine Art - applications open for 2018/19

Why Study?: 

Studying on a part-time basis allows students, who have work or family commitments, to engage with the intellectual and creative life of a college environment.  

This can provide a springboard for ideas, work practice and opportunities that working in isolation sometimes may not afford.

It supports the maturing of self-reliance and resourcefulness by providing an environment where creative problems are discussed and new perspectives are offered.

Programme Modules: 

Painting, Critical Theory

Career Opportunities: 

Graduates will be able to work as practitioners in the fields of painting or, subject to further specialisation and experience, in the fields of:

  • Community art
  • Public art
  • Arts administration
  • Art and design education
  • Curation
  • Research: Practice and Theory based
  • Careers: Contemporary visual art and design culture

Follow-on Studies: 

GMIT Honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised world-wide for postgraduate entry.

Entry Requirements: 

This is a two-year follow-on course for students with a Level 7 degree or diploma in Fine Art, Art & Design, or the equivalent artistic qualification or experience.

Other Essential Information: 

You must apply directly to the college by completing a direct application form, which is available from Lifelong Learning, GMIT Mayo Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 

Applicants will be required to present a portfolio or work for assessment and attend an interview towards the end of April/beginning of May.  This statement will then provide the framework for the interview. 

Applicants not currently attending GMIT must present the following:

  • Portfolio
  • Documentation
  • Slides


The course fee per annum is €1,920 (self-funding). 

This course is not eligible for funding under SUSI. 

An instalment plan, designed to give students the flexibility in paying their fees, will be offered (four equal payments of €480).

Discipline: Creative Arts and Media

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8


Email: John Brady or Mary McCarthy

Phone: + 353 (0)94 904 3156

Programme Duration: Two years