Vision: Our vision is to lead education, practice and research for Ireland's creative and cultural industries in a new state of the art campus at Grangegorman, acting as a national and international benchmark for the creative arts.
Mission: The Dublin School of Creative Arts of the Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman achieves its vision by:
1. building a stimulating, effective and sustainable student centered learning environment encouraging creativity, flexibility and innovation to support professional and personal development.
2. nurturing excellence in scholarly activity through creative practice and research;
Our students and staff will set new standards in creative and professional practice in a stimulating, flexible and outward-facing environment. Our programmes will enable students to take their place in society as successful and socially conscious artists, designers and active citizens.
3. developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with external organisations nationally and globally; The school will enjoy high international standing for its commitment to European artistic and cultural development through advanced creative practice, trans-disciplinary learning and practice based research.
4. developing and implementing new opportunities afforded by transdisciplinary activity;
5. informing and responding to Government initiatives relating to national priorities for design, artistic and cultural development.
6. leading the Institute’s mission of cultural development, and furthering it in a European context.
The School is very active in the European League of Institutes of the Arts, ATYpi Association Typographique International,, ISTD – International Society of Typographic Designers and has had active research partnerships with UIAH /TAIK/Aalto, Loughborough, Kingston University, Art Academy of Latvia and Middlesex University.More recently the School has developed a number of Horizon 2020 networks and research applications with Weisensee Art Academy, Berlin, Glasgow School of Art, Valand School of Art, Gothenburg, Oslo National Academy of Art, FNHW Academy of Art and Design, Basel,Manchester Metropolitan Univesrity University of Luneburg ,Centre Pompidou,Paris ,St Lukas /University of Leuven, Belgium and Szezcin Art academy.
The School is the 2nd largest higher level art and design institute in Ireland. It offers BA, MA/M.Phil and P.Hd degrees in art and design. It is a lead partner in the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media which funds and promotes practice based P.Hd research in art, design and media. The school has the largest numebr of P.hD students in art and design in the Republic of Ireland.The Head of School is a past president of ELIA 2010-2014 and the Head of Design is a past president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland 2011. The School hosts the research and dissemination network Typography Ireland. SStaff members in the school work closely with a number of Irsih governmnet organisations and the school runs numerous projects with a varirety of NGO's.
Design, Fine Art and Contempoary Visual Culture and the Creative Industries
faculties and departments
Department of Design Department of Fine Art Department of Printing Department of Visual Culture
bachelor level programs
BA Design (Visual Communication) / 4years
BA Design (Interior/Furniture) / 4 years
BA Fine Art / 4 years
B.Sc Product Design / 4years
BA Contemporary Visual Culture /3 years
BA Visual Merchandising /3 years
BA Creative and Cultural Industries /3 years
master level programs
MA Graphic Design Practice/1 year
MA Visual Communications/1 year
MA Interior Design/1 year
MA Product Design/ 1 year
MA Fine Art/ 1 year
MA Contemporary Visual Culture/1 year
MA in Professional Design Practice ( evening Part time for Industry) 1 year
research activity and main areas
· Create Lab: Design Innovation
· Creative Pedagogies
· Making Meaning in Public Spaces Research Group
· Post Digital Culture
· Typographic and Visual Communication
· Visual and Material Culture of Memory
For more information and list of P.hD projects see www.dit.ie/creativearts
doctorate level programs
M.Phil / 2 years
P.hD / 3.5 years
subject areas for exchange students
Interior Design, Product Design , Visual Communications, Product Design,Fine Art, Visual Culture ,Creative Industries
Beginning of April each year .The exchanges take place in Semester 1
September – December January – May
cost of living per month (studying and living)