Art Schools in Munster
Details of Best Arts Colleges, Courses, Curriculum, Contact Details

Munster Art Schools

The province of Munster (which includes the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford) is a major centre of visual art in Ireland, with a number of excellent art colleges and other educational institutions offering courses in fine art, design, history of art, art education, as well as numerous applied-art programs, all designed to give students the necessary foundation or specialist skills to pursue a career in fine/applied art and design. Successful graduates may opt for an individual career in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, or video art, or as a commercial, industrial or graphic designer, or as an art historian or curator, or as a professional in the public arts industry. (See also: BEST ART SCHOOLS)

Best Art Schools in Ireland
National College of Art & Design - Dublin - Crawford College of Art & Design
Leinster - Connacht - Ulster
Best Art Schools in UK
London - Scotland - England & Wales.

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For more details of qualifications needed, course syllabus, course facilities and future career prospects, please contact the following institutions, or visit their websites.

County Clare

Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Phone: 065-7077200; Website:
Offers undergraduate, postgraduate and artist-residence courses and programs for students from Ireland and overseas.

County Cork

Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
Phone: 021-4966777; Website:
Provides a wide range of degree courses in fine art and ceramics, as well as higher diploma options for art and design teachers as well as a postgraduate diploma in Art Therapy.

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork
Phone: 021-4961020; Website:
Offers 1-year and 2-year programs in Art, Crafts and Design, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Textiles, Multimedia and Arts Administration.

Best Art Schools in Europe
Ecole Des Beaux Arts Paris - Florence - Rome.

County Kerry

Diseart Institute of Education and Celtic Culture, Dingle
Phone: 066-9152476; Website:
Offers courses, research programs and cultural studies in Celtic Culture, incorporating language, literature, art, folk crafts, history, music, and archaeology.

County Limerick

School of Art and Design, Limerick Institute of Technology
Phone: 061-208208; Website:
Provides a range of degree and Postgraduate courses in Fine Arts, (with many options Including drawing, figure drawing and figure painting), Art Education, Graphic Design, Ceramics, and Fashion Design.

Limerick Senior College, Mulgrave Street, Limerick
Phone: 061-414344; Website:
Offers post-leaving certificate courses in Fine Art and applied art, including Art & Design, Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Textile Design.

County Waterford

Central Technical Institute (CTI) College of Further Education, Waterford
Phone: 051-874053
Provides post-leaving certificate programs in Portfolio Preparation, Media Production and Photography.

Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.
Phone: 051-302000; Website:
Offers a BA Degree course in Fine Art and Design.

Best Art & Design Schools in America
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