Connacht Art Schools
With its rich tradition of visual
art, and resident Irish artists, the province of Connacht
(which includes the counties of Galway, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo)
has a number of fine and applied
art courses, to equip students for a variety of arts-based career
options. On completion, successful students may choose a career as an
individual full-time artist (eg. in painting, photography, sculpture,
ceramics), or as a commercial or industrial designer, curator or art-historian,
or pursue a career within Ireland's visual arts industry. (See also: BEST
For details of course-qualifications, course
syllabus, course facilities and future artistic career options, please
contact the following art colleges, or visit their websites.
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
- Castlebar Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
- Cluain Mhuire Campus, Cluain Mhuire, Monivea Road, Galway.
Phone: 091-770661; Phone: 094-25700; Website: gmit.ie
Offers BA Degree courses in Fine Art, (eg. drawing, figure drawing and
figure painting), Design, Film and Television
Huston School of Film and Digital Media, National University of Ireland,
Phone: 091-512469; Website: filmschool.ie
Provides postgraduate programs in Film Studies and Screen-writing.
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Institute of Technology Sligo, Ballinode,
Phone: 071-9155222; Website: itsligo.ie
Offers a National Diploma course in Art and Design.
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