The TU Dublin School of Creative Arts is one of the largest providers of university level education in art and design on the island of Ireland.The school is part of the College of Arts and Tourism in Technological University Dublin(TU Dublin) and is located on the new Grangegorman campus in central Dublin. The school has over 600 students and educates artists, designers, cultural theorists, cultural managers and print industry specialists at all levels up to and including PhD. Uniquely, in the Irish art and design education sector, the school runs a full-time Visual Art programme in partnership with the local community on Sherkin Island Co Cork. It also hosts the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) which is the recognised national platform for practice based doctoral research in creative arts and media.
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.
The mission of the school is
1.To build a stimulating, effective and sustainable student centered learning environment encouraging creativity, flexibility and innovation to support professional and personal development.
2. Nurture excellence in scholarly activity through creative practice and research;.
3. Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with external organisations nationally and globally.
4 Enjoy high international standing for our commitment to European artistic and cultural development through advanced creative practice, trans-disciplinary learning and practice based research.
5 Develop and implement new opportunities afforded by transdisciplinary activity;
6 Inform and respond to Government initiatives relating to national priorities for design, artistic and cultural development.
7 Lead the University's’s mission of cultural development, and further 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 Weisensee Art Academy, Berlin, Glasgow School of Art,Valand School of Art, Gothenburg, Oslo National Academy of Art, FNHWAcademy of Art and Design, Basel,Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Luneburg , Centre Pompidou, Paris , National University of the Arts,Ecuador, St Lukas /University of Leuven, Belgium , Szezcin Art Academy and University of Malardalen ,Sweden and University of the Arts, Helsinki.
The School is the first full university art and design school in the Republic of Ireland.The school offers BA, MA/M.Phil and P.Hd degrees in art , design and visual culture.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 number of P.hD students in art and design in the Republic of Ireland.The Head of School is a past president of European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) 2010-2014 and both Assistant Heads of School are past presidents of the Institute of Designers in Ireland 2011and 2012. The School hosts the research and dissemination network Typography Ireland and currently leads the Craft 4.0 Erasmus network. Staff members in the school work closely with a number of Irish government organisations and the school runs numerous projects with a variety of NGO's.
Design, Fine Art , Prepress Print, Contemporary 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 Interior Design / 4 years
BA Fine Art / 4 years
B.Sc Product Design / 4years
BA Visual Merchandising /3 years
BA Creative Industries and Visual Culture /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)