Graduates of this course have the option of continuing their studies at Griffith College. When you graduate from this program, you will be eligible to enter the final year of the Bachelor (Hons) in Communication and Media Production.
Through the Bachelor of Photographic Media, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio both in the form of self-published books and on a website. Our final year students draw up a business plan, develop their brand, design a logo and business cards. Upon completion of our Bachelor of Photographic Media, you will have covered a wide range of media, including analog, digital, medium format, large format, and video.
Our graduates develop careers in photography and related industries, including freelance practice, wedding photography and public relations, sports photography, photojournalism, curation, publishing, exhibition, research and image editing, among other careers related to visual media.
Our graduates’ photographic work can be regularly viewed on popular clothing, sports and product websites, Hotpress Music Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Cara Magazine, RSVP, UK and Ireland weekend editorial supplements, news agencies and sports ; Photocall, Inpho and Sportsfile and many have their own independent businesses and studios. Our graduates are working in many countries, including; Ireland, UKUSA, Norway, Italy, Pakistan and more.
There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, including:
- Commercial photographer
- Image Production Editor
- Wedding and social media photographer
- Press and Public Relations Photographer
- Sports photographer
- Still Image Photographer
- Creative Stylist
- Editorial photographer
- Freelance Photographer (and Videographer)
The first year provides students with a broad introduction to photography practices and studies, including knowledge of basic camera skills and photographic techniques, work on location and studio practices, along with health and security and best practices regarding workflow and post-production. Skills are developed in areas such as hand shooting, using industry standard software, research, learning, and presentation of skills. As a whole, this stage allows students to acquire basic photographic skills and a theoretical understanding, which will be deepened and expanded in stages two and three.
The second year builds on the learning of the first year and expands on the core elements. Students hone their skills in studio and other genres of photographic and writing practices on a variety of platforms while expanding their presentation skills and gaining knowledge of media law and ethics related to photography. Students expand their storytelling skills through the Editorial Photography module. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their practical work in a show called ‘Photoworks’ as part of the Structured Photography module.
The third year allows students to professionally apply acquired skills and select specialties. Students expand their photographic and cultural studies through the Politics of the Image. Students specialize in two out of three electives. Once the stage is over, they come out with tangible artifacts that include; a professional portfolio, self-published books, exposed work, branding, logo and website development, drew up a three-year business plan.
In response to the global closure of English language testing centers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College now accepts the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our income up to and including February 2022.