• » Higher Certificate in Arts in Photography

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Arts in Photography
    CAO Code  LY406
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    With more and more companies developing an online presence, the need for professional photography of products and services is greater than ever. This two-year programme offers tuition in Product and Food photography, Motion, Portrait and Fashion photography, Photo-journalism, Sport, landscape and Documentary photography & video. 
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
    Maths is not required.
    Leaving Cert Art is not required though desirable. Entry is based on Leaving Certificate or FETAC results only. There is no portfolio assessment – however, it should be noted that this is a highly creative programme and demands the artistic engagement of learners.
    Mature applicants
    Should apply via the CAO, making sure they tick the relevant boxes on pages 2 and 3 of the CAO application form.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Visual Enquiry Mandatory  10  7
     Photography & Lighting Basics Mandatory  5  3
     Photography Basics Mandatory  5  3
     Communications & Creative Process Mandatory  5  4
     Art & Design History 1 Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Photography 1 - Motion Mandatory  10  7
     Photography 2 - Studio Mandatory  10  6
     Digital Workflow Mandatory  5  4
     Art & Design History 2 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Narrative & documentary Mandatory  10  6
     Video Recording & Editing Mandatory  5  3
     Pre-Visualisation Mandatory  5  3
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  3
     History of Photography  Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Major Project (Photography / Video) Mandatory  10  8
     Photography Theory Mandatory  5  3
     Post Processing Mandatory  5  3
     Studio and Field - Audio & Video Elective  10  6
     Digital Portfolio Elective  10  6
    Having successfully completed this programme the graduate will be able to:
    • Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of the skills and tools related to Photography.
    • Recognise the development and context in the evolution of Photography.
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools relating to Photography.
    • Demonstrate the capacity to respond to a Photography brief giving due consideration to the requirements of the client.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of transferable skills which may be used to benefit the client / audience.
    • Demonstrate an ability to perform with competency and confidence in engaging with external stakeholders.
    • Evaluate own learning and identify needs within a structured learning environment; assist others in identifying learning needs
    • Demonstrate an ability to articulate personal opinions and the opinions of others in their approach to creative work.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates who successfully complete the Studio and Field - Audio & Video elective module in semester 4 of this programme may apply to transfer to the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film & Video at LYIT.
    Graduates may alsoapply for advanced entry onto similar Level 8 programmes at other Institutes / Universities in Ireland and abroad.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply