mission: the graduate school of creative arts and media
The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) is an exciting new collaborative initiative of national and all-island significance which builds on the expertise of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the National College of Art & Design (NCAD), the University of Ulster (Ulster), and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT). The School exists to grow the sector of creative arts and media research and to be Ireland's centre for doctoral research education across design, visual and performing arts, media practice and their associated critical, historical and theoretical discourses. The School is established in order to:
AIM 1 Develop Research
Promote research excellence in design, visual and performing arts, creative/digital media, and the technical, critical, theoretical and historical underpinnings of these disciplines/practices via doctoral programmes, research and graduate training.
AIM 2 Build the Sector
Develop the sector on an all-island basis in order to fill gaps in creative arts and media research infrastructure – as demonstrated through scholarly and practical outputs of international significance across the creative arts and media sector”.
AIM 3 Collaborate and Internationalize
Share and enhance research knowledge and resources through active collaboration with relevant external and international agencies, organisations, and networks - aligning European, national and institutional priorities.
AIM 4 Demonstrate Value
Demonstrate saliency and value of contribution to key stakeholders and broader society – evidenced by securing diversified investment, resources, and establishing sustainability.
AIM 5 Practice as we teach – be a learning organization
Establish a collaborative learning environment and operational culture
that generates a critically innovative, change-responsive and dynamic
The strategic realisation of these aims is described in the school's strategic plan 2008-2011. [posted shortly - not available before 1/8/2008]