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. 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

College of Tourism & Arts Office:

Michelle Healy
Phone: +353 (0)91 742209

Clare Divilly
Phone: +353 (0)91 742183

What's Happening

GMIT Eurocatering website

"Eurocatering", a free website that provides training in 12 languages for the hospitality sector, and was developed in conjunction with GMIT, has been placed #30 in the top 100 Language Industry Awards 2017! 

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.

Latest News

Jacinta Dalton, Head of the GMIT Department of Culinary Arts & Services Industries.

GMIT has appointed Jacinta Dalton as Head of GMIT’s Department of Culinary Arts & Services Industries, succeeding Gerry Talbot who retired earlier this year.

Sean Hogan (right), GMIT Letterfrack student, with Declan Barrett, WorldSkill Ireland Cabinetmaking mentor, with a finished training exercise.

A student at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology in Letterfrack has been identified as Ireland’s most promising young craftsperson in Cabinetmaking and has been selected to join an Irish Team competing in WorldSkills 2017 taking place in in Abu Dhabi, United