College of Tourism & Arts

Courses covering Contemporary Art, Culinary, Event & Public Relations, Film and Documentary, Heritage, Hospitality, Hotel Management and Retail.

GMIT Galway

The College of Tourism and Arts (CTA) is based in Galway City, split between two campuses - the Galway campus on the Dublin Road overlooking Galway Bay, and the Centre of Creative Arts and Media on the Monivea Road nearer the city centre.

Tourism, Hospitality & Heritage courses:

A playground for students interested in launching a career with international job prospects, GMIT offers courses on Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage.  Through teaching and learning we provide students with essential skills for jobs in the Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage sectors while also dispensing a solid foundation in business skills. This ensures every graduate has a host of essential skills which are transferable across many industries.

Students for these courses enrol and study at our GMIT Galway campus which is on the Dublin Road in Galway City.

Creative Arts & Media courses:

Students interested in being part of a global transformation using creativity and innovation, are drawn to our courses in Creative Arts and Media. At the Centre for the Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) we use a hands-on learning approach, offering 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.

Students for these courses enrol and study at our Centre for the Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) on the Monivea road, also in Galway city.

About GMIT College of Tourism & Arts:

The College has long established partnerships with industry stakeholders, alumni and various organisations. The LINKS Office at GMIT supports much of this activity, please connect with them for more information.  

Faculty across CTA are highly qualified, and many are practicing experts in their various disciplines.

Courses are continuously updated ensuring students engage with exciting and current curriculum for their chosen careers and details of first year college fees can be viewed right here.

Contact Details:

Cait Noone
Head of College

eMail: Cait Noone
Phone: + 353 91 74 2236

What's Happening

Jacinta Dalton, Jim Gilchrist, Shane Sheedy, Cormac Handy and Diarmuid O’Conghaile

On Sunday, 2nd April, 2017, staff from GMIT College of Tourism and Arts, under the auspices of  “The FoodieForum”, partnered with Chef Network, the HSE and local food producers from the Galway area to host a “SOW, GROW, EAT” event for families at The Claregalway Castle Spring Garden Fair.

Cher Harris, The Hotel Hershey

Award winning Chef Cher Harris is Executive Head Pastry Chef at Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania, she recently visited GMIT from March 6th to March 8th 2017.

Latest News

L to R: Dr Jean Hughes, lecturer, Abby Bowden,  Dublin, Julie Ann Mathews, Offaly, Abby Fitzgerald, Kilkenny,  Aleksandra Skydlo, Galway and Dr Emer Quirke, lecturer.

Students from GMIT recently took part in the Annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition hosted by DIT. The competition is open to second year students studying Laboratory Sciences in Universities and Institutes of Technology across Ireland.

Back Row, L to R: David Chandler, William Commins, Emma Keane, Tony Nolan, Mary O Toole, Brian Morrissey (lecturer), Gerry Talbot (Head of dept). Middle row, L to R, Anne O Leary (lecturer), Sinead Sheehy, Ellen Woods, Izabela Cela, Julie Delany, Artie Clifford, and front row, winners, Micheala O Gorman, Linda Rogers

Culinary Arts Management degree students Michaele Gorman and Linda Rogers have been named the winners of the GMIT Development Chef of the Year 2017 competition in association with Blenders.