Dublin School of Creative Arts becomes the new name for the DIT School of Art, Design and Printing.
September 1st 2014 marked a historic day for our school when we opened on our new campus in Grangegorman. January 2015 is even more auspicious as it is the month we launch a new school with a new name and identity.
Our move to the new Grangegorman is the realization of a long held ambition to group all our creative arts programmes on one campus and allow our students to use the widest range of facilities to create new and challenging work regardless of their specialization. Changing the name of our school to Dublin School of Creative Arts is an important way of acknowledging the new range of creative opportunities we can now offer our students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels through the consolidation of our activities on a new central city campus.
Dublin is increasingly recognized internationally as a developing creative urban hub with a rapidly expanding creative and cultural industry sector. Over the last 5 years, staff and students from our school have played a key role in the PIVOT Dublin initiative and continue to work with Dublin City Council on key cultural regeneration projects.
The general Grangegorman /Smithfield/ Stoneybatter area has a growing creative arts sector and moving our school to Grangegorman is another important milestone in establishing the area as a national centre for the creative and cultural industry sector. In 2017 our 700 creative arts students will be joined by over 2000 music, media, film, drama, gaming and television students in a new purpose built 17,000 sq mtr cultural hub with a 400 seater concert hall, black box theatre and a full suite of art, design, photography,film, gaming and TV studios.
“Dublin” will be a key part of the identity of the proposed Technological University and we want to underline the central role of the creative and cultural industry sector in the new university by renaming our school The Dublin School of Creative Arts.