Undergraduate Photography Courses at Griffith College – Introductory Zoom Session

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Griffith College have 2 undergraduate photography courses: the Certificate in Photography and the BA in Photographic Media.

There will be a live zoom session this week where you will hear from the college’s Photography lecturers, past students and the admissions team.

Sign up for the Photography Courses Zoom Session here.

The session takes place on Wednesday, July 22nd @6.30pm

For more information about Griffith College and courses available click here.

The BA in Photographic Media prepares graduates to work in the fast-paced and innovative industry of commercial photography and related visual fields or go on to further study. The emphasis of this highly respected programme leans towards a more commercial approach to photography and image-making; the programme is based around a professional approach allied to analytical skills.

Why Study Photography at Griffith College?

Griffith College’s aim is to equip image-makers with the necessary skills and understanding required to compete with the artistic and creative demands of a competitive commercial industry. Creating work and content across different platforms including; photo books, website and video are just some of the beneficial aspects of this programme with an emphasis on business and professional practice in the final year of the degree and the experience of exhibiting their work both on- and off-campus.

  • You will gain a firm understanding of the commercial photographic industry as well as the ongoing technological developments within the sector.
  • You will learn from an industry-recognised team of tutors with over 18 years of experience in providing superior photographic education and training.
  • You will build a strong portfolio of your work including self-published books and website which can be showcased to potential employers or used to gain entry to further study.
  • You will gain the opportunity to join the ranks of multiple award-winning Griffith students with an already enviable reputation in the Irish photographic industry.
  • You will have the option to further your studies in visual media with progression to the final year of our BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production.

Course Highlights

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, including 4 studios, 2 Epson Stylus Pro 4900, one Mac Room, two darkrooms, two processing rooms.
  • Access to a suite of industry-standard equipment for loan including; both Canon and Nikon kit, a number of full-frame DSLR’s, two large-format professional Stylus Pro 4900 Epson printers and a professional Flextight scanner.
  • Expert photography staff with decades of industry and teaching experience who create a stimulating learning environment.
  • Experience working on industry-focused/client-driven assignment briefs.
  • Both on- and off-site practical workshops.
  • Small classes with opportunities to network and work on practical coursework with your peers and allow more tutor-to-student contact and support, offering a welcoming and collegiate learning experience.
  • Encouragement and support for students through in-classroom participative critique sessions and workshops, and by publishing student and graduate work online.
  • Accomplished visiting lecturers regularly deliver talks and workshops.
  • Strong industry links, affording work opportunities for students and graduates to gain real-world experience and network.
  • Invitation to join our Griffith College Photo Assist closed network of graduates and tutors.
  • Emphasis on business and professional practice in the final year of the degree.
  • Our students complete the course with a myriad of tangible assets including a real-world business plan, personalised logo, business cards, self-published books and website.


Our course has an enviable reputation in the Irish photographic industry and ranks high with multiple award-winning students and graduates. Our students have amassed multiple awards nationally and internationally and had their work widely exhibited and published. Examples of awards include; The National SMEDIAS, News, Sports and Photographer of the Year, The Inspirational Arts Award, Alliance Française-Emerging Photographers Award and selected works, RHA and Halftone Print Fair.


Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent 3rd level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Established over 40 years ago, Griffith College enjoys national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material.

Griffith College offer internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions.

Griffith College are a designated educational institute of Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Many former students have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers in Ireland and internationally, in fields as diverse as accountancy, business, computing, design, law, media, music and drama.




Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist.
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