Munster Technological University
Munster Technological University (MTU) is a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. MTU has an extensive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, and a student body of c. 18,000.
The Bishopstown Campus is the main centre, and is the location for courses in Business, Science, Computing, Engineering, Media Communications, and Humanities. Also located here are Student Services, Administration, Research Centres, and Industry Support Centres. The Bishopstown Campus is situated in the western suburbs of Cork City. Leisureworld Sports Centre, which includes both a 25m and an 18m swimming pool, is right next door. Just a few minutes walk away are the suburbs of Bishopstown and Wilton with shops, restaurants and sports facilities. The city centre is just a short bus ride away.
The Cork School of Music is located at Union Quay, Cork city, and provides Honours Degree programmes in Music, Theatre & Drama, and Popular Music. The School also has a wide range of MA and PhD degrees. The CSM provides the internationally renowned staff of Ireland’s largest conservatory of music and drama with the very best of facilities to ensure that many more students are able to pursue their studies. The CSM has many award winning bands, chamber music ensembles, choirs, drama groups, opera groups, and orchestras.
MTU Crawford College of Art & Design is located at Sharman Crawford Street, within easy walking distance of the city centre. The Department of Fine Art & Applied Art offers Honours Degree programmes in Fine Art and in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles). The Department of Media Communications, based at the Bishopstown campus, offers Honours Degree programmes in Creative Digital Media and Visual Communications. Postgraduate programmes in Fine Art, Art Education, and Art Therapy are based in the city centre campus at No. 46 Grand Parade.
For those students attending classes at MTU Bishopstown, Farranlea Hall would be an ideal choice for accommodation as it is located midway between the city centre and the campus (only a 10 minute bus ride from each with bus stops located right outside Farranlea Hall’s main gate). For those students attending classes at MTU Crawford College of Art and Design or MTU Cork School of Music, both The Spires and Davcon Court would be an excellent accommodation choice for the coming academic year.