Course Description

BA in Photographic Media

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

The BA in Photographic Media’s aim is to equip our 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.

  • 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.
  • We encourage and support our students through critique sessions, workshops and by publishing work online
  • Accomplished visiting lecturers regularly deliver talks and workshops
  • Great industry links with opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and network
  • Finish the course with tangible assets including professional portfolio, personalised logo, business plan, business card, professional website and self-published book of your work
  • The only night course available at Level 7


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.

We are currently accepting only advanced entries into the course.

For part-time, we are accepting entry into Year 3 only
For full-time, we are accepting entry into Years 2 & 3

Course Code GC470
College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Photography
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Times 3 years available full-time and part-time (evening classes). The only Level 7 Photography degree that has evening classes.
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements We are currently accepting only advanced entries into the course. For part-time, we are accepting entry into Year 3 only For full-time, we are accepting entry into Years 2 & 3
Career Path Academic Progression: Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. When you graduate from this programme you are eligible to enter the final year of the BA (Hons) in Communication & Media Production. You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you. Career Progression: Through the BA in Photographic Media, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio both in the manner of self-published books and a website. Our final year students produce a business plan, develop their brand, design a logo and business cards. Upon completion of our BA in Photographic Media, you will have covered a diverse range of media, including analogue, digital, medium format, large format and video. Our graduates develop careers in photography and related industries including freelance practice, wedding and PR photography, sports photography, photojournalism, curation, publishing, exhibiting, research and picture editing among other visual media-related careers. Our graduates' photographic work can regularly be seen on well-known clothing, sport and product websites, Hotpress Music Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Cara Magazine, RSVP, UK and Ireland weekend editorial supplements, sports and press agencies; Photocall, Inpho and Sportsfile and many run their own free lance businesses and run studios. Our graduates are working in many countries including; Ireland, U.K. U.S.A, Norway, Italy, Pakistan and beyond. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including: - Commercial Photographer - Image Production Editor - Wedding & Social Photographer - Press & PR Photographer - Sports Photographer - Film Stills Photographer - Creative Stylist - Editorial Photographer - Freelance Photographer(& Videographer)
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