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Photography / Grianghrafadóireacht

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography

2023 CAO Points: 848*

Note: This is no longer a restricted course and there is no portfolio requirement. 

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

 2H5's

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

N/A

N/A

QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
Any full Level 5 award

DISTINCTION(S) REQUIRED:

5 DISTINCTIONS

Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

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

This course 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.

Check our Instagram feed to see what Photography students are working on right now.

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

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

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

TU Code

TU976

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

24

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Virtual Tour

Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

Ann Curran