Crawford College of Art and Design
Cork Institute of Technology is comprised of two constituent Faculties and three constituent colleges. The constituent faculties are engineering and science; and business and humanities. The constituent colleges are the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the CIT Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.
The Crawford College of Art & Design has been providing education in the arts for over 200 years and has a proud tradition in the fields of fine art, ceramic design, art teacher training, art therapy and adult education in the creative arts. Full-time courses are on offer from Bachelor Degree, Masters and Higher Diploma levels, all validated by CIT and the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).
The college also offers a taught MA in Art Therapy. The Arts & Empowerment Facilitation Training Certificate, with a more community art remit, was established in 1996, and a number of art therapy introductory weekends are offered to meet the huge demand from people wanting to experience the art therapy process. The Art Therapy Department is committed to providing creative educational training through experiential workshops, backed up by seminars and lectures. It is actively involved in developing the quality and educational standing of its courses.