Photography (Introduction)

Today’s world is a digital world, in which every individual, company and organisation has an increasing need to generate compelling visual content to enable them to engage across a variety of digital platforms.

This 16 week full-time photography course is an introduction to the world of photography and digital imaging.  It covers the theory and practice of digital photographic production. It’s an excellent starting point for people who wish to develop the skills needed to produce a range of professional photographic content.  The focus of this course is on project led, hands-on practical training. While you will learn the theoretical elements of digital photography in a classroom environment, the majority of your time will be spent developing practical skills by undertaking a range of photographic assignments.

These projects will allow you build a diverse portfolio of work that becomes compelling evidence of your photographic ability and practical skills.  The portfolio will prove hugely valuable when you are looking for work or applying for higher level courses.  Participants who successfully complete this course may apply for entry to the advanced full time, year-long Digital Media Production Course.  Please note this course is aimed at those who wish to pursue photography and media production as a career.

  • Induction and Safety
  • Principles of Photography
  • The Digital Camera
  • Portrait Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Studio Photography
  • Image Editing & Post-Processing
  • Printing & Image Publishing
  • Communications
  • Practical Photography Assignments & Field Trips
  • Photographic Portfolio Production

This is a full-time course of 16 weeks duration. It offers you the opportunity to learn and develop the knowledge and skills to produce a range of professional photographic content. The emphasis is on hands-on practical training. While you will learn the theoretical elements of digital photography in a classroom environment, the majority of your time will be spent developing practical skills by undertaking a range of assignments. You will be required to actively participate in the learning process and engage in course work outside of normal course hours.  Course work includes written and practical assignments, project work and a learner diary.  Assessment for certification purposes is by way of project work, a formal portfolio of your work and a self-reflective record of your learning experiences, activities and learning outcomes.

  • Reached the statutory school leaving age.
  • Possess a reasonable level of computer skills.
  • Have a genuine interest in photography.
  • Possess good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work effectively within a team.

Participants who successfully complete this course may apply for entry to the advanced full time, year-long Digital Media Production Course (TRY18). They may also opt to apply for entry level employment in a variety of roles across a range of media industries.