Photography Course Dublin

This one or two year highly practical programme will equip students with the advanced technical, personal and interpersonal skills necessary to pursue a career in the medium of photography and other related visual media or to proceed with a high degree of competency to degree level through established links with universities in Ireland and the UK.

Course Content

  • Digital Photography
  • Image Processing/Photoshop
  • Studio Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Location Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Traditional Black and White Photography
  • Darkroom
  • Critical Studies in Photography
  • History and Theory of Photography
  • Graduate Exhibition



Advanced Certificate in Photography (6M3732) Level 6 (2nd Year)


QQI / FETAC National Certificate in Photography (5M2094) Level 5 (1st Year)


2 Years full.


Students are continually assessed through practical project based assignments including portfolio preparation, ongoing critical review of work, production of visual promotional materials, running a professional studio, the event management of major exhibitions.


Our students have progressed to degree courses in Ireland, UK and Europe and having completed the National Certificate in Photography have been exempted from the first year of the degree course.

The course through the QQI links scheme allows students to earn up to a maximum of 400 points to which they can add a possible 600 points with the portfolio prepared in the college.

The wide variety of visual, graphic, design and technical skills gained on the course also makes students very successful in direct employment in the photographic industry.



Complete Dark Room facilities for black and white film processing and printing

Photographic Studio

Fully equipped studio with industry standard lighting equipment.

Digital Imaging & Design

Industry standard computer hardware and software applications used in the areas of Image Manipulation, Print and Graphic Design.

Art Studio

Modern well-lit art studio for work in preparation and mounting of exhibition images.

Resource Room/Library

A media library, housing extensive relevant books, newspapers, journals and magazines is available in the college.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCA or FETAC Level 5 award. Applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications. At interview you may present a portfolio of visual work which is desirable. Mature applicants are welcome.


Year 1: €499
Year 2: €499
(This does not include the Government Levy)

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Applications & Enquiries

If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact course coordinator Maeve Robinson at Alternatively you can contact us or apply for a course using the links below.

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Student Testimonials

‘I was a photography student at St. Kevin’s for 2 years. I can safely say that I wouldn't be where I am now in my career had I not attended this course. In my experience, the staff were all excellent to deal with, extremely professional and ready to offer guidance at every stage. The attention given to students by the lecturers is exceptional - and it's very clear that the lecturers there are equally as passionate as the students. The course takes the whole spectrum of photography and I really enjoyed the various aspects of it. We were also given the opportunity to display at the end of each year and I found this to be very helpful as I now have a good understanding of the process involved in exhibiting your work. The course has been a fundamental stepping stone for me and as a result I am now able to pursue my dream career.”’

Alex Hutchinson
Freelance Photographer

‘St. Kevin's College is a great place where to study, enthusiastic, energetic. I had two wonderful years in the college studying photography, and the atmosphere and most of all the tutors transformed my experience into something much more than a course...I found a creative place that I can with no doubt call my second family.’

Enrico Fuga
Freelance Photographer

‘Returning to full time education at St. Kevin’s, after many years in the workplace, was very rewarding for me as the course has given me a solid grounding in Photography and Media Production. The course structure allowed me to develop as a person and also in a team environment under the encouragement, enthusiasm and expert guidance of all the tutors. I gained direct access into 2nd year of the Photography degree course at IADT something I feel was only made possible by my time spent at St. Kevin's.’

Fergal O’Sullivan
Direct Entry to 2nd Year IADT

‘I studied photography in St Kevin’s College and during my time there I always had the opportunity to easily approach the teachers who were very enthusiasm and willing to help at all times. The final exhibition in a gallery in Dublin city was such a good idea to keep everybody motivated since the beginning at the same time that we learnt very practical tips about how to focus the event personally, collectively and externally.’

Lucia Guttierez
Former Student