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The Blogsite for Design At AIT, showcasing the work of the students on the BA in Design [Communications], BA[Hons] in Design in Visual Communications, and the BA[Hons] in Design for Digital Media courses at the Athlone Institute of Technology.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Further Renovations...







In early July of this year, the much-mooted transfer of the Design courses from our centre-of-town location to the main campus finally became a reality. The photographs above show the current state of play in our new space in the old Engineering block of the college, which is due to be complete by the end of this month.

The premises will house seven studios, a photography studio and darkroom, an image making studio, a printmaking studio and the majority of the technicians and staff offices. Two major parts of the courses - the computer lab and the Digital Media studio will be housed across the street in the brand spanking new Engineering building, which is due to be completed around the same time.

Six of the new studios will feature 3 moveable walls/partitions, which will open out to three large semi-divided cubes to house the end of year exhibitions. We'll post more photographs of the work in progress in the coming weeks, and especially in the run up to the start of the new academic year so that our returning student body can see what they're getting into!

I think we'd also like to keep that little digger in situ (see pic 5) - Sheila could cast it, we could make multiples of it and park them in unusual locations, use it to run into town to get photographs developed... the list of it's uses are endless!

3 comments:

  1. YES pls lets keep the digger . Can we can we can we ??

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  2. wow, getting that finished by the end of the month would be a neat trick!! does this mean we get an extra months holidays?

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  3. So are students back the 13th then? This looks far from finished.

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