NUIG and Galway Arts Festival launch new Creative Arts programme

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Galway Daily arts NUIG and Galway Arts Festival launch new Creative Arts programme

NUI Galway’s long running partnership with Galway International Arts Festival has expanded with funding for a new creative arts programme.

The government has approved a three year funding package for a postgraduate course focused on creative arts management through the Springboard + initiative.

The course comes as the result of eleven years of partnership between the university and festival, and will provide skills in design, production, curation, business and management, while also offering an accredited work placement with a creative arts business.

Professor Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway Vice-Dean said that the programme will give students the skills they need to play a leading role the development of the creative industries.

“With the support and advice of our partners in Galway International Arts Festival, we’ll provide exciting modules that cover creativity, design thinking, producing and curation, and other essential skills.”

“With a work placement and the option to study online or in person, this innovative new course is sure to prove popular.”

“Huge credit for this support from Government is due to our University partnership with Galway International Arts Festival and the way in which it has grown and developed over the years.”

The Certificate in Creative Arts Management will be a mix of hands on modules on campus, and blended learning options for those living away from Galway.

As part of the course students will undertake supervised work experience projects, and an internship with an arts organisation.

John Crumlish, Chief Executive of Galway International Arts Festival, said: “We are delighted that the postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Management will be a beneficiary of the Springboard investment announcement by Minister Harris.

“This is a very exciting development, as it opens up a new avenue for people who wish to develop a career in the creative industries while also adding significantly to the existing human capital in this area.”

“With the support and advice of our partners in Galway International Arts Festival, we’ll provide exciting modules that cover creativity, design thinking, producing and curation, and other essential skills. With a work placement and the option to study online or in person, this innovative new course is sure to prove popular.

“Huge credit for this support from Government is due to our University partnership with Galway International Arts Festival and the way in which it has grown and developed over the years.”