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CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a vibrant multi-campus College, which has been providing education in the arts for over 200 years. Crawford graduates are among Ireland’s top artists, designers, media designers and communicators, art therapists and art educationalists. Whether you are interested in Fine Art or Contemporary Applied Art, Visual Communications or Creative Digital Media, or hoping to do postgraduate study in Art Therapy, Art & Design Education, Art & Process, E-learning Design and Development, Journalism or Public Relations with New Media – we have something for you.


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The vibrant city of Cork – known as the City of Festivals - is home to national and international art galleries, the National Sculpture Factory, a range of artist-led initiatives such as Cork Printmakers, the Backwater Artists Group and the Guesthouse, and of course an ideal place to work in the creative industries.

Whatever your creative aspirations – we can support you on your journey to finding your individual unique voice. At the Crawford, your education is led by you.

Directions to the CCAD


CIT Crawford College of Art & Design campus is very near St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. If you are driving, the Sat Nav coordinates are N51°53.720′ W008°28.883.
Please note that there are no parking facilities at the College, however, there is public parking available in St. Finbarre’s Car Park, Wandesford Quay, located just a short walk from the College.
A taxi ride will take approx. 10 to 15 minutes from the City Centre – sometimes taxi drivers confuse the Crawford Art College with the Crawford Art Gallery – so be sure you are not being taken there by mistake!
Buses are available from both train station (Route 205 to Washington St), and St Patrick Street (Route 214 to St. Finbarre’s Cathedral).



The College comprises four distinct departments as follows:


There are extensive links with industry and external arts organisations, a thriving visiting lecturer programme, and a strong focus on the development of individual creativity.

CCAD also has its own exhibition space at Wandesford Quay Gallery and this venue has already established itself as an intersection point between the college and the wider artistic community.


List of CAO full-time courses:

CR210 BA (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) *
CR220 BA (Honours) in Fine Art *
CR112 BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media (No portfolio for CAO applicants)
CR600 BA (Honours) in Visual Communications *

* These programmes require a portfolio for admission in addition to Leaving Certificate points.

Portfolio Guidelines for CAO Courses at CCAD can be found by clicking HERE.
Portfolio Preparation classes available  during Autumn Term.

List of Postgraduate courses:

Professional Master of Education (Art & Design)

MA in E-learning Design and Development  

MA in Public Relations with New Media

MA in Journalism with New Media 

MA in Art Therapy (Taught)

MA in Art and Design Education (Taught)

MA in Teaching Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education (Taught) 

MA: Art & Process

Master of Arts (by Research)

Part-time Courses
CIT CCAD runs weekend courses and evening courses. The evening courses generally run on week nights, one night per week over 20 weeks from October to April. For more information, please click here

CCAD Research


For further College and Departmental information contact:

CIT Crawford College Art & Design

Catherine Fehily
Head of College
T: +353 (0)21 433 5224

Fine Art & Applied Art

Trish Brennan
Head of Fine Art & Applied Art
T: +353 (0)21 433 5200





Media Communications

Rose McGrath
Head of Media Communications
T: +353 (0)21 433 5812

Art & Design Education

Albert Walsh
Head of Art & Design Education
T: +353 (0)21 433 5247

Arts in Health & Community Practice

Louise Foott
Head of Arts in Health & Community Practice (Acting)
T: +353 (0)21 433 5256

Postgraduate Research Applications

Paul Green
T: +353 (0)21 433 5102

Department of Media Communication

Veronique O'Sullivan
Department Secretary
T: +353 (0)21 433 5810

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Mary Cronin
T: +353 (0)21 433 5200

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
General Enquiries 
T: +353 (0)21 433 5200


Wandesford Quay Gallery


Since June 2010, the Wandesford Quay Gallery has been rented by CIT for use as a city centre gallery, exhibition space and centre of learning. For detailed information, please click here.

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