Photography QQI Award (Level 6 – 6M3732)
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Photography students at Coláiste Dhulaigh CFE will build on previous experience to apply their skills in the areas of technique and vision to an advanced level suitable for employment or starting a business within the field. Students are encouraged to blend artistic, documentary or journalistic work into a portfolio reflecting their own personal style.
This course gives students the opportunity to acquire the principles, techniques and creative skills needed for a career in the photography industry. The course interweaves acquiring digital and traditional skills for photography along with real world practical projects.
This course contains a broad range of subjects which lay the groundwork for the practice of Photography including, Studio Photography, Fashion Photography, Documentary Practice, Advertising Photography, Digital Imaging, Desktop Publishing, Arts Event Management, History of Photography, the Art of Colour Photography and Start your own Business.
QQI Award Level 6
QQI Level 5 Certificate in a related area. Mature and postgraduate students are also actively encouraged to apply for this course.
This course will provide the skills required to become a working photographer. It will allow learners the opportunity to build a valuable portfolio of photographic material for entry into employment or as a freelance photographer. There are employment opportunities in a variety of areas including Newspapers/Magazines, Advertising, Websites, Corporate Publications, Weddings, Family Occasions, Events etc.
Progression to Degree Level
QQI Level 6 Photography provides an ideal platform for graduates to apply for advanced entry to the Degree programmes in Photography in DIT, IADT Dun Laoghaire or Griffith College among others (subject to portfolio submission).
Students can use this major award (6M3732) to apply to colleges through the CAO. See the list of colleges accepting this award as an entry requirement here.
Year 1: €748*
* includes €200 Govt. charge