All Courses

BA in Photographic Media


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

See all cycles

First Year Course Fee

USD 14,280

Course Accredited By


  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 25% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus .

This course  is also available in Part time. 


The BA in Photographic Media prepares graduates to work in the fast-paced and innovative industry of commercial photography and related visual fields or go on to further study. The emphasis of this highly respected programme leans towards a more commercial approach to photography and image-making; the programme is based around a professional approach allied to analytical skills.

Our 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

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

Year One

  • Applied Photography
  • History of Art and Photography
  • Photo Techniques
  • Practical Photography
  • Thinking and Writing for Creatives
  • Ways of Seeing
  • Workflow and Post-Production

Year Two

  • Commercial Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Large-Format Photography
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Photography and Motion
  • Structured Photo
  • Visual Methodologies
  • Workflow and Post-Production 2

Final Year Core Modules

  • The Business of Photography
  • Final Photographic Project
  • Professional Practice
  • The Politics of the Image

Final Year Electives (Students choose two)

  • Advanced Commercial Photography
  • People Photography
  • Video Production

General Fee Information

  • An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Dublin
  •  EUR 5,950.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

  • Dublin 
  • EUR 4,900.00

Interested in this course?

Our Admissions Counsellors would love to assist!

Date of birth