NUI Galway is now offering special performance points for students who show exceptional artistic promise and achievement under five areas of excellence:
Digital Arts and Media
Drama and Theatre
Non-fiction writing, including Journalism
Successful applicants will gain a bonus of 40 points when applying for entry to all NUI Galway undergraduate courses (with the exception of GY501, Medicine) and will also be appointed a mentor associated with the above arts, to ensure that future artists can fully develop their potential, while enjoying all NUI Galway has to offer.
How to apply
Applicants must receive a minimum of 350 CAO points from a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate in six subjects, and must achieve all minimum entry and course-specific requirements. There is no upper age limit.
To apply for this scheme, you must (A) complete application form and submit online and (B) post a sample of your work and a reference to the address below.
Applications will be accepted until 14 February each year, with interviews following. Interviews may be conducted online for applicants living outside Ireland.
Read more in the Creative Arts Performance Points 2015 brochure.