share this page

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.

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 Departments in CCAD

The College comprises THREE distinct departments as follows:


List of CAO full-time courses:

* 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.

2018 Dates for Portfolio Assessment – CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

  • CR210 Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) (BA Honours)
  • CR220 Fine Art at CIT (BA Honours)
  • CR600 Visual Communications (BA Honours)
Applying to
CAO Course
Venue 2018 Dates
CR600 only Department of Media Communications, CIT Bishopstown Campus
5th March 
CR210 and/or CR220 CIT Crawford College of Art & Design,
Sharman Crawford Street

Cork City

Weeks beginning:

Monday 5th  March

Monday 12th March

CR600 WITH CR210 and/or CR220
Team members from each of the 3 courses will be in the one venue

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 
Sharman Crawford Street

Cork City

Monday 12th March

List of Postgraduate courses:

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



Arts in Health and Education

Louise Foott
Head of Arts in Health and Education (Acting)
T: +353 (0)21 433 5256

Media Communications

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

Department of Media Communication

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

Postgraduate Research Applications

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

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



Social Media Links: