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DL 833 - BA (Honours) in Photography

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

Our degree explores photography within the context of commercial practice, art, communications and the moving image. Our students study photographic practice and the history and theory of photography in an environment that reflects the changing needs of students and the demands of the communications, cultural industries and art sectors. The course offers an exciting opportunity for students to study photography in well-equipped studios, darkrooms and computer laboratories within the context of an art, design and media environment. The ethos of the course is to create a student-centred environment in which students can produce work through a diverse range of contemporary photographic practices.


What will I do?

–– Explore photography within the context of art, communications, the moving image and critical theory.

–– Access a unique range of facilities that allow you to engage with a variety of photographic technologies, including analogue darkroom processes, through to current, cutting-edge digital media.

–– Learn from staff at the leading edge of contemporary photographic practice and criticism.


What modules will I study?

Year 1

Photography + Culture | Photography + Communication | Digital Photography I: Editing, Workflow + Delivery | Understanding the Photographic Image | Digital Photography II: Retouching + Editorial | Photography + the Studio | Photography + Place | Common Faculty Module.

Year 2

Digital Imaging + the Online Presence: Web Design + Promotion for Photography | Modernism, Modernity + the Image | Photography + the Professional Studio | Digital Imaging + the Photobook: Design + Narrative | Society, Culture + the Image | Contemporary Photography | Faculty Elective.

Year 3

Photography + Curatorial Practice | Photography + the Moving Image | Photography + Ireland: Colonial + Post-Colonial Identities | Introduction to Photography + Entrepreneurship | Contemporary Photography + Professional Practice | Reflecting on Photography.

Year 4

Thesis | Major Project | Minor Project.

Students pursue self-initiated projects through their chosen professional pathway in preparation for the graduate exhibition. Students participate in seminars, lectures and workshops in a supportive peer environment to support their development as professional photographers and artists. 


A portfolio submissions is required for this course.

CAO application deadline: 1st February annually.

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