Limerick Institute of Technology Limerick School of Art and Design

mission statement

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.

international role

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.

national role

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

main focus

Art, Design and Media, Critical and Contextual studies, BA and MA taught and research

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

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

application deadlines

September - November

teaching languages

English

semester dates

January to June

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