The province of Ulster
(which includes the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh,
Tyrone, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan) offers a range of fine and applied
art courses, designed to equip students for a variety of arts-based
careers. Graduates may opt for a career as a solo artist (in painting,
sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation, digital or video art),
as a commercial or industrial designer, art historian or curator, or take
up one of the many opportunities in Ireland's visual arts industry. (See:
BEST ART SCHOOLS)
For details of art course-qualifications,
syllabus, facilities and future artistic career options, please contact
the following institutions, or visit their websites.
East Antrim Institute of Further and
Higher Education, 400 Shore Road, Newtownabbey
Phone: 028-90855000; Website: eaifhe.ac.uk
Provides a range of Art and Design courses.
University of Ulster School of Art and
- Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast.
- Magee Campus, Northland Road, Derry.
Phone: 08700-400700; Website: ulster.ac.uk
Offers a range of undergraduate degree courses (and postgraduate options)
across a wide variety of art and design disciplines. (Including drawing,
figure drawing and figure painting.)
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Ecole Des Beaux Arts Paris
- Florence - Rome.
Interface, School of Art and Design,
Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast.
Phone: 028-90267323; Website: interface.ulster.ac.uk
Interface is a research centre within the School of Art and Design.
Belfast Institute of Further and Higher
Gerald Moag Campus, 125 - 153 Millfield, Belfast
Phone: 028-90265000; Website: belfastinstitute.ac.uk
Provides diploma courses in Art and Design. Plus courses on Art
Evaluation: How to Appreciate Art.
Cavan College of Further Studies,
Main Street, Cavan
Phone: 049-4332633; Website: cavancollege.ie
Provides post-leaving certificate courses in Art, Crafts and Design,
as well as Interior Design and furniture Design.
North West Institute of Further and
Higher Education, Strand Road, Derry
Phone: 028-71276000; Website: nwifhe.ac.uk
Offers foundation and diploma courses in Fine Arts, Art and Design, as
well as Spatial Design
Best Art Schools in Ireland
National College of Art
& Design - Dublin - Crawford
College of Art & Design
Munster - Leinster
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London - Scotland
- England & Wales.
Letterkenny Institute of Technology,
Port Road, Letterkenny
Phone: 074-9186000; Website: lyit.ie
Offers BA Degree courses in Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Design
and Digital Art Media.
East Down Institute of Further and Higher
Education (EDIFHE) Downpatrick, Co. Down
Phone: 028-44615815; Website: edifhe.ac.uk
EDIFHE provides diploma courses in Art and Design, and Media.
North Down and Ards Institute (NDAI)
Bangor, Co. Down
Phone: 028-91276600; Website: ndai.ac.uk
Offers foundation and diploma courses in Art and Design, and Multimedia.
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New York - California
- Pennsylvania - Maryland
- Massachusetts - Illinois
Missouri - Virginia
- Florida - Washington
- Indiana - Ohio
Monaghan Institute of Further Education
and Training (MIFET) Monaghan Town
Phone: 047-84900; Website: monaghaninstitute.ie
Provides post-leaving-certificate courses in Arts, Crafts, Design and
East Tyrone College of Further and Higher
Education (ETCFHE) Dungannon, Tyrone
Phone: 028-87722323; Website: etcfhe.ac.uk
Offers foundation and diplomas in Art and Design Studies.