Art Schools in Connacht
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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 ART SCHOOLS)

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For details of course-qualifications, course syllabus, course facilities and future artistic career options, please contact the following art colleges, or visit their websites.

County Galway

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:
Offers BA Degree courses in Fine Art, (eg. drawing, figure drawing and figure painting), Design, Film and Television and Fashion/Textiles.

Huston School of Film and Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway
Phone: 091-512469; Website:
Provides postgraduate programs in Film Studies and Screen-writing.

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County Sligo

Institute of Technology Sligo, Ballinode, Sligo
Phone: 071-9155222; Website:
Offers a National Diploma course in Art and Design.

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