The Dublin Institute of Technology is recognised as a pioneer in technological and professional higher education over the last one hundred and twenty years. The Institute has a record of responding to the changing needs of industry, the professions and society; embracing diversity, encouraging entrepreneurialism and providing opportunities for progression for students at different stages of their careers.
The schools in the College of Arts and Tourism have been leading development in some of the newer professions such as communications, creative digital media, design, journalism and tourism; while continuing to reframe disciplines such as culinary arts, drama, fine art, languages, law, social sciences and music. Today, the College has the largest student population of the Institute pursuing a wide range of certificate, degree, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. Professional practice has always been at the core of the College's activities with research and scholarly activity playing a key role – including hosting the Graduate School for Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM). There is also a vibrant policy for professional and industrial engagement, and linking with communities to enhance access to education.
The College is leading DIT’s relocation to its new city centre campus at Grangegorman with staff and students from art, design, photography and social sciences commencing their study here in September 2014. We will be joined by the rest of the College in a purpose designed and built Centre for Creative and Cultural Industries along with purpose built culinary arts and hospitality facilities in 2020.