Photography / Grianghrafadóireacht

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

 2H5s

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

N/A

N/A

Other Grade Requirements
Portfolio required

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

The arrival of affordable digital cameras has stimulated widespread interest in photography, presenting the professional photographer with both new opportunities and challenges.

This programme will prepare you for a career in professional photographic media practice, as well as the broader visual arts sector. It will equip you with key skills, while encouraging you to reflect on your actions and practices.

There are three main strands: Critical Studies (Visual Studies, History, Theory and Criticism); Photographic Practice, and Professional Studies (Study Skills, Law, and Business). The Critical Studies will develop your understanding of the context of media and visual arts production, while fostering intellectual enquiry into the nature of society and culture. The practice modules are underpinned by theoretical study of photographic technologies and images in the social and institutional context in which the photographer operates.

The wide variety of career opportunities include commercial and industrial photography (ranging from medical to fashion), photography as visual arts practice, multimedia, print and electronic media, photojournalism and editorial work. Others pursue careers in education and postgraduate research.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

View our project site to see what wonderful work you will get to create

  • Advertising/Editorial Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Press Photographer
  • Forensic Photographer
  • Wedding and Event Photographer
  • Medical Illustrator/Clinical Photographer
  • Food Photographer
  • Picture Researcher/Editor

Some modules are core (compulsory); others are optional.

  • Critical Studies:
  • Incorporating Visual Studies
  • History
  • Theory and Criticis

This area enables students to analyse and account for the ways in which photography permeates all spheres of human experience and activity. The history modules put into context photographic representation and its function in technological, cultural and social change. Students work with materials to examine and reflect on the nature and meaning of the photographic image in different contexts.

Photographic Practice:

Students acquire technical photographic skills through challenging project briefs. These assignments are designed to explore all aspects of photographic practice, including the genres of photography; the range of image formats; meeting or subverting audience expectations; the contexts in which photographic media operate; as well as encouraging students to experiment with the medium of photography as a form of investigation, communication and representation.

Professional Studies:

  • Incorporates Study Skills
  • Law, and Business.

Some modules are core (compulsory); others are optional.

  • Critical Studies:
  • Incorporating Visual Studies
  • History
  • Theory and Criticis

This area enables students to analyse and account for the ways in which photography permeates all spheres of human experience and activity. The history modules put into context photographic representation and its function in technological, cultural and social change. Students work with materials to examine and reflect on the nature and meaning of the photographic image in different contexts.

Photographic Practice:

Students acquire technical photographic skills through challenging project briefs. These assignments are designed to explore all aspects of photographic practice, including the genres of photography; the range of image formats; meeting or subverting audience expectations; the contexts in which photographic media operate; as well as encouraging students to experiment with the medium of photography as a form of investigation, communication and representation.

Professional Studies:

  • Incorporates Study Skills
  • Law, and Business.

Some modules are core (compulsory); others are optional.

  • Critical Studies:
  • Incorporating Visual Studies
  • History
  • Theory and Criticis

This area enables students to analyse and account for the ways in which photography permeates all spheres of human experience and activity. The history modules put into context photographic representation and its function in technological, cultural and social change. Students work with materials to examine and reflect on the nature and meaning of the photographic image in different contexts.

Photographic Practice:

Students acquire technical photographic skills through challenging project briefs. These assignments are designed to explore all aspects of photographic practice, including the genres of photography; the range of image formats; meeting or subverting audience expectations; the contexts in which photographic media operate; as well as encouraging students to experiment with the medium of photography as a form of investigation, communication and representation.

Professional Studies:

  • Incorporates Study Skills
  • Law, and Business.

Some modules are core (compulsory); others are optional.

  • Critical Studies:
  • Incorporating Visual Studies
  • History
  • Theory and Criticis

This area enables students to analyse and account for the ways in which photography permeates all spheres of human experience and activity. The history modules put into context photographic representation and its function in technological, cultural and social change. Students work with materials to examine and reflect on the nature and meaning of the photographic image in different contexts.

Photographic Practice:

Students acquire technical photographic skills through challenging project briefs. These assignments are designed to explore all aspects of photographic practice, including the genres of photography; the range of image formats; meeting or subverting audience expectations; the contexts in which photographic media operate; as well as encouraging students to experiment with the medium of photography as a form of investigation, communication and representation.

Professional Studies:

  • Incorporates Study Skills
  • Law, and Business.
TU Code

TU976

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Arts

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

30

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees