The arts scene throughout the Institute is supported by fulltime Arts Officer Sarah Morey. The role of the Arts Office is to work with students, staff and the wider community to develop and support arts related projects and to promote arts activities in all campuses of CIT.
CIT offers students a wonderful opportunity to engage with and develop their talents and interests, meet new friends and get involved in the arts. Arts activities are a valuable way to apply your learning in a creative way.
CIT supports and recognises the important role the arts can play in developing all aspects of the students learning experience. At a time when creative thinking, a positive attitude to life long learning and enterpeneurship are skills that employers value highly it is important that students have an opportunity to develop these skills through a number of different mediums. The creative arts offers students such an opportunity. This can be achieved by joining arts related societies such as dance, drama, circus performance or the dj society to name a few or they can get involved in the various arts activities organised by the Arts Office throughout the year. This is an exciting way to learn new skills or to build on previous experinces in your chosen art form. It’s also a great way to meet like minded people. The Institute has an extensive programme of exhibitions, music concerts and arts activities throughout the year. The work on display ranges from the talented up and coming young artists from the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design to more established artists working in their chosen discipline. CIT also acquired an exhibition space at Wandesford Quay in June 2010, and this venue has already established itself as an important intersection point between the college and wider community. The CIT Cork School of Music located in Cork city centre has an extensive programme of arts events and showcases the work of students, graduates and staff as well as high profile artists throughout the year.
Your time at college is a unique opportunity to develop your interests and explore new ways of learning. I encourage students to get involved in all aspects of college life and make the most of your time here at CIT.