It is that time of year when prospective students and parents are researching potential college courses for an application deadline in January.

We will be posting up more information on the site in the next few weeks for these readers.For now, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) have been in touch to tell us about their new Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Game Art and Design. Below is information from their press release.This programme will run on the LIT Clonmel campus where it will compliment their current suite of digital programmes including Digital Animation Production and Creative multimedia.

The programme has been created to address the need for creative graduates who possess a unique blend of artistic and technological skills. This will support the continued growth and success of the games industry both nationally and internationally. The programme aims to develop graduates who can create high quality game content, design game levels and work with industry leading content creation tools, scripting languages and games engines.

World renowned Game Designer Brenda Romero, who recently visited LIT Clonmel for two days as part of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ireland, assisted in the design of this new programme (see image below). “A unique aspect of this Bachelor of Science programme from a national perspective is that all applicants must present a portfolio of relevant work. This will ensure that entrants to the programme have an aptitude and interest in the field of Game Art and Design”.




The new programme was approved in October and they are currently in the process of promoting the course which will see its first intake of students in September 2015.

More information on the course can be found online.

If you have any questions about the course please contact