Course Description

BA in Photographic Media

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.

CollegeGriffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course CategoryPhotography, Art
Course QualificationOrdinary Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration3 years
Course Time3 years available full-time and part-time (evening classes). The only Level 7 Photography degree that has evening classes.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language). How to Apply: Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January of the year they wish to enter must apply through the CAO system. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for applications. Mature students can apply directly on our website here:
Carear PathAcademic 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.
Phone(01) 415 0400
Course CodeGC470
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Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

South Circular Road, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D08V04N

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Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
South Circular Road
Dublin City South, Dublin
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