Design West Summer School

Author: Alex Staudt

Design West—Ireland’s exciting new International Design Summer School, set in Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way, is now open for applications.
Design West International Summer School, June 23rd til July 6th, 2018, provides an opportunity for students and professionals to “escape” from their frantic everyday lives and “unplug” from the busy world of design.

Design West offers new modes of research and sources of inspiration through an immersive experience in the rugged landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way. It also offers unrivalled facilities—the course will take place at the GMIT campus in the beautiful village of Letterfrack—set at the gateway to Connemara National Park in the West of Ireland. The campus boasts CAD, CNC technology, laser equipment, robotics and digital manufacturing, facilitating the making of 2D and 3D typographic expressions, illustration and abstract design for the creation of books, journals, poster series, installations and environmental design.

The Design West team of international tutors will include Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo of R2 Design, celebrated Spanish illustrator and graphic designer Isidro Ferrer, Ken Deegan, Associate Partner at Pentagram NYC, Noelle Cooper and Colin Farmer from Dublin studio Unthink and course initiator and leader Conor Clarke of Design Factory Dublin Dermot O’Donovan, Head of Department at GMIT Letterfrack, said “We are Iooking forward to welcoming designers from around the world to Design West. We welcome students and professionals of all ages and design disciplines. We value cultural diversity as well as the diverse talent and perspective each participant will bring.”

This course is an ECTS accredited programme at Level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and those attending will receive credits on successful completion of the course.

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