Course Description

Certificate in Photography

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

This multi-award winning department offers you an opportunity to study a wide variety of photographic topics, on a flexible modular basis.

Our Certificate in Photography combines the theoretical with the practical to give you a complete comprehension of photography.

  • You will develop confidence in both  analogue and digital photography – confidence with an analogue camera and developing prints in the darkroom will enhance your digital technique.
  • You will gain experience with  studio lighting, which is key for portraiture, fashion and still life advertising shoots.
  • Small  class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your technical and creative skills.
  • Our  lecturers are professional photographers, actively working within the industry. They have  extensive  experience in many genres of photography, including portrait, commercial, fashion and editorial photography.
  • You will have the  option to progress  into Year 2 of the BA in Photographic Media, with the Certificate as a foundation and building block.

On completion, many students choose to continue with further study and advance into stage 2 of our BA in Photographic Media.

Our programme 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.

Course Code GC475
College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Photography
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times 1 Year Full Time or Part Time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate
Career Path Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. Holders of the certificate can enter Year 2 of the BA in Photographic Media. A number of graduates have successfully set up their own studios and are actively gaining work in the commercial and social and PR genres of the industry, whilst most prefer to continue their studies and benefit from gaining a recognised qualification after one year. You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.
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