Photography (Level 6)

Overview

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.

Progression

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 www.qqi.ie 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

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Stillorgan College of Further Education
Old Dublin Road
Stillorgan
Co. Dublin

P 01 2880704
F 01 2832207
E admin@stillorgancollege.ie

10 Reasons To Apply

Offers student-centred education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere
High standard of results
Excellent track record of facilitating progression to Higher Education
Offers nationally and internationally recognised qualifications
Diverse student body with an inclusive ethos
Central location in South Dublin with good links to public transport and on-site parking
Dedicated staff who have relevant industry experience
Strong emphasis by staff on meeting the individual needs of all students
Excellent facilities - there is a very high ratio of computers to students with up-to-date equipment and industry-standard software
Because we’re a small college, we have greater flexibility in supporting the needs of students than larger institutions

TESTIMONIALS

"The staff were brilliant. The equipment in the college was top of the range, with excellent software and great student/computer ratio. I couldn't have made it to my current Level 8 course without doing the Media Foundation course in Stillorgan College."

Tim Hogan
Media Foundation, now in IADT

"I started this course with an interest in photography; I came out with a love of it and a desire to pursue it further. The course is great for anyone, but in particular, it forms a fantastic base for anyone wishing to do a third level degree in photography."

Grace Hall
Photography Course graduate.