Design West Summer School

  • Location
    Letterfrack, Ireland
  • Attendance
  • Travel

About Design West Summer School

Design West is an international summer design school located in the beautiful village of Letterfrack in Connemara, on the West Coast of Ireland. For two weeks this summer, participants got the opportunity to work with leading international designers from renowned studios across Europe.


Design West welcomes post-graduate students and young professionals from all over the world. They value cultural diversity as well as the diverse talent and perspective each participant will bring. The programme will be conducted in English and collaboration across the following disciplines will be encouraged: typography (2D and 3D), graphic design, image making, the writing and the making of books and journals.

This course will be delivered by GMIT Letterfrack and is aimed at Masters level study – Level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (The programme is currently going through an academic quality assurance approval process in GMIT.) Included in the assessment strategy will be the submission of a portfolio, precedent research and reflective writing on learning experiences. We are currently accepting applications. The final deadline for applications is Friday 10 May, 2019.

The course fee for 2019 is 1800 euros.

The fee includes accommodation (individual room, shared living space, kitchen, bathroom), tuition, lectures, walking tours and workshop supervision. It does not include travel (flights) to and from the course or daily meals, however, participants will be invited to an opening and closing dinner ceremony. Students should bring their own laptop and organise their own travel insurance.


  • René Knip
  • Yuki Sugiyama
  • Brankica Harvey
  • Ken Deegan
  • Susan Rogers
  • Noelle Cooper
  • Colin Farmer
  • Jo Little
  • Kate Brangan
  • Sean Sills
  • Conor Clarke

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