Honours Degrees in Creative Multimedia and Digital Animation now part of top 50 art and design college in the world
The status of the Clonmel campus of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has been boosted after the Honours Degree programmes in Creative Multimedia and Digital Animation Production have officially become part of the prestigious Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD).
Bringing these suite of design programmes at Clonmel under the LSAD brand significantly enhances the courses, with LSAD having an outstanding international reputation and ranked among the top 50 fashion schools in the world.
The newly achieved status of the course will connect Clonmel’s existing Honours Degrees in Creative Multimedia and Digital Animation Production to international award-winning Art and Design programmes in Fashion, Ceramics, Visual Communications, Painting, Printmaking, Teacher Education, Sculpture and Combined Media in Limerick.
Announcing the move, Head of School at LSAD Mike Fitzpatrick said: “The fusion of Creative Media and Art and Design programmes is quite unique and provides students with unprecedented opportunities in today’s ever changing employment markets.”
Clonmel is now LSAD’s top location for Creative Media. Located on the ring-road between the Cashel and Fethard roundabouts, the campus is currently home of the Creative Multimedia and Digital Animation Production programmes. Both of these well-regarded degrees have a particular emphasis on the application of creative technologies within the interactive design, digital media and animation fields.
The Creative Multimedia programme enrolled its first students in 2001 and has since been at the forefront in the development of graduates with combined creative, interactive design and technological skills since. The programme, which was updated in 2012, reflects both industry and academic best practice in the digital media field.
The high standard being achieved by the Creative Multimedia students has been recognised internationally by being shortlisted in prestigious competitions such as the Adobe 2012 Design Achievement Awards and the ELIA Languages through Lenses competition 2012 in Berlin.
Digital Animation Production is the latest offering at the LSAD Clonmel in response to the growing animation and visual effects fields in Ireland.
Developed in close consultation with the industry, the programme embodies the latest in creative technologies and animation techniques. Digital Animation Production has been designed to specifically meet the requirements of the digital animation, visual effects and compositing industries both nationally and internationally.
LSAD is by far the largest Art and Design School outside of Dublin with an enrolment of over 850 students. The very vibrant Limerick School of Art and Design is also the longest established school in LIT tracing its roots back to 1852.
In addition to the programmes offered at the Clonmel campus, the main campus of LSAD at Clare Street in Limerick also offers eight specialisations in Fine Art and Design taught masters in Social Practice & the Creative Environment, Art and Design Teaching, a higher diploma in Teacher Education and research postgraduate programmes up to Masters and PhD.
For further information on the Creative Multimedia and Digital Animation Production programmes offered at LSAD Clonmel, please visit http://lit.ie/Courses/LC517 and http://lit.ie/Courses/LC518 or http://www.facebook.com/creativemultimedia and http://www.facebook.com/animation.lit