For nearly 170 years we have been educating, inspiring and empowering people seeking a creative future. We are proud to be recognised as one of Europe’s leading fine art, design and creative media schools. With over 1,200 students across our campuses, we are a hub of energy and imagination, a supportive creative community and a place of art and enterprise.
LSAD is engaged in Creative Europe projects with Institutions across Europe including FUSION led by Limerick School of Art & Design (Ireland), Crafts Council (UK), Polytechnic Institute of Cavado do Ave (Portugal) and Fondazione Santagata per L’Economia della Cultura (Italy) with the support of expert partners: DESIGN FACTORS (Ireland), Sligo IT (Ireland), Fab Lab Barcelona (Spain) and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, we have 55 College partners, active participants in Erasmus and Erasmus+ and currently creating a European alliance partnership. A member of ELIA. We have bilateral agreements in China, Canada, Malaysia and India.
LSAD is the largest art, design and media school in Ireland outside of Dublin. We have partnerships with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Visual Artists Ireland, Irish Centre for Business Excellence, and Troy Film Studios
Art, Design and Media, Critical and Contextual studies, BA and MA taught
faculties and departments
Limerick School of Art and Design
bachelor level programs
Bachelor level programmes (Honours) in Limerick School of Art and Design
BAs in Design - Graphic Design Communication, BA Animation and Motion Design , BA Fashion Design, BA Ceramic Design, BA Fashion and Textiles
BAs in Fine Art – BA Sculpture & Combined Media, BA Photography Film Video, BA in Fine Art Painting, BA Fine Art Print Contemporary Practice
BScs- BSc Game Art Design, BSc Animation Production, BSc Creative Media Design, BSc Creative Broadcast, BSc Music Technology
All of these BA and BSc programmes are 4 years in duration
master level programs
Master level programs
PME Professional Masters in Art and Design Education, 2 year duration
MASPACE MA Social Practice and the Creative Environment, 1 calendar year.
MA in Interdisciplinary Design Practice, 1 calendar year
research activity and main areas
Art, Design and Media, Critical and Contextual studies Research
doctorate level programs
We currently have 39 students on individual MA/PhD research programmes ranging across Fine Art, Design, and Curatorial Studies. MA research 2 years PhD 3 yrs ft and 6 yrs pt. LSAD currently has 7 PhD students and 32 MA students studying by research.
Research is growing significantly at LSAD, in the area of practice-led, studio-based programmes and have consisted predominantly of a major research project at Level 9 and 10 that offers a significant contribution to art and design practice, accompanied by a supplementary research text. LSAD also offers MA and PhD pathways by the more traditional text-based research route in areas such as film studies, critical pedagogy, visual culture, philosophy and critical theory.
subject areas for exchange students
Art, Design, Creative Media, Cultural and Critical Studies
September - November
January to June