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Certificate in Photography


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 14,280

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate

Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

This course also available in Part time.


We offer a broad introduction to photographic practices and studies, including knowledge of basic camera skills and photo techniques, working on location and studio practices, coupled with health and safety and best practice in relation to workflow and post-production. Skills are developed in the areas such as the use of shooting manually, developing industry-standard software, research, learning and presenting skills. 

  • Our Certificate in Photography combines the theoretical with the practical to give you a complete comprehension of photography.
  • You will develop confidence in both  analogue and digital photography – confidence with an analogue camera and developing prints in the darkroom will enhance your digital technique.
  • You will gain experience with  studio lighting, which is key for portraiture, fashion and still life advertising shoots.
  • Small  class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your technical and creative skills.
  • Our  lecturers are professional photographers, actively working within the industry. They have  extensive  experience in many genres of photography, including portrait, commercial, fashion and editorial photography.
  • You will have the  option to progress  into Year 2 of the BA in Photographic Media, with the Certificate as a foundation and building block.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Applicants over 23 years

  • If you are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January of the year you want to enter, you may apply as a mature student. Mature and part-time applicants must apply directly. Mature students will be asked for a copy of their passport. Part-time applicants under 23 on 1st January will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.
  • When our Admissions team receive your application they will be in contact with you directly.
  • If you wish to apply for advanced entry onto the course, please apply directly and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your application.

English Language requirements

  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022. Please see here for further details.


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

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