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Date of Review Nov 04, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
4 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Limerick Ireland
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Why did you choose your course?

I chose my course as i always had an interest in Art and Design, especially in Fabric so i decided to specialise in Textiles as it would be a an interesting topic to Learn.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

No

On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

it was a bit of Both, while i love the college and the people here, i wouldnt change them for the world.. the course is very up in a heap. the first semester of first year Art and Design is a joke, if you have done a Plc they year before you are basically repeating everything. And as for textile you spend 80-90% of your time on reasearch work so you dont get to do very much practical classes so you arent really gaining much skills. Also the lectures arent at all enthusiastic and really seem like they dont enjoy there positions.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)

10hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

Is your course weighted more on

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Printing and Dyeing the tutor is very thourogh .
Embroidery Workshops although we didnt get much varaiety in techniques thaught

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The amount of time spent on reasearch and the lecturers attitudes

Was your course what you expected?

No

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

That the course was more reasearch than practical and that we would have to deal with being put down alot by tutors.
That the lecturers dont have many contemporary views and there insight is quite dated as they have been there so long and havent been practising artists in a long time.

Why?

the librarians are fantastic and so helpful, but the choice of books is quite dated, especially in textiles, there isnt a wide enough choiice, but this is more down to the lectures whom dont order us newer more contempary books

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

We are best of friends, the whole group gets on so well, they are what make college a great experience

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy not Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

If yes, please name the societies

Cluian Mhuire is not included in any Society campaigns or open days, GMIT Main Campus include us in nothing.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?

€120-140

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€250-350

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in college halls?

i would reccommend it for getting to know people in you know nobody doing the course, but i wouldnt recommend it price wise, the rnt is scandulos

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

i would say dont go here, there are many better art colleges in the country to go to.

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