Photography - Level 6 (PHOTO6 - 6M3732)



Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 6 QQI Award in Photography 6M3732

Developments in layout and design, internet technologies and mobile phone applications and advancements have created a huge demand for visual arts professionals with a high level of new skills and creative, artistic, commercial and communications talents.

The aim of this Level 6 Photography course is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently in a professional photographic media environment or to progress to further or higher education and training.

A primary focus of the course will be to facilitate the student to identify and develop the potential of setting up their own photography business within a range of photographic genres. The emphasis of the course will be on developing graduates to work within the commercial field of Photographic Industry. The Visual Media sector is an essential contributor to the Irish economy.

Entry Requirements

It is desirable that applicants have a prior Level 5 qualification in Photography or have relevant work experience. Applicants without an existing qualification will be required to demonstrate that they have the required aptitude and skills for this course. Since places are limited applicants will be interviewed. Candidates will be called for interview and portfolio assessment.


On completion, students will have a strong Portfolio of images that will enable them to start their own photography business or obtain employment or entry into 3rd level courses.

Students may also apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of courses at universities and colleges of technology.

For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to and contact the relevant universities and colleges.

Course content:

  • Digital Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Fashion Photography
  • Advertising Photography
  • Photo Imaging
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course Cost:

The cost of this course varies depending on an applicant's status. Further information on course charges is available here.

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