ATU Galway City
The access to an extensive library and its art collection made artist research and my interest in neuroscience delightful.
As a first year student on the contemporary art course, I was introduced to the course’s main departments. Various modules took place throughout the year and covered all areas of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) skills and practice.
I found it hard to select my pathway, as I found all were appealing. With fantastic support from the lecturing staff, I opted for the 2D pathway for the rest of the course.
The next three years were well designed, from structured lectures to more independent learning approaches. All students, including myself, were guided to become confident, self-directed practitioners.
With continuous practical and research-based assignments, interesting seminars, and workshops in Professional Practice, History of Art and Visual Culture, we all gained important research and academic writing skills.
During my studies, I was supported in my multidisciplinary workflow and used all the departments necessary to create my work. I felt driven by challenging debates during regular critiques, which helped me understand artwork from different and fresh angles.
The access to an extensive library and its art collection made artist research and my interest in neuroscience delightful. The Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) community made college a time full of joy. Throughout the four year course, I felt supported by all the lecturing, administrative, technical, and caretaking staff.