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Photographic Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2094 OFPS
QQI Award Code:  5M2094 Photography
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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O'Fiaich Institute

O'Fiaich Institute
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2094 OFPS
QQI Award Code 5M2094 Photography
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course is aimed at students with a particular interest in photography. It will cover theory and practical training in all aspects of photography, resulting in the assembling of a portfolio which will facilitate entry to a third level course or to employment in photography.

This course would also be of benefit to students who ultimately wish to pursue a career in another area such as architecture or real estate where photographic skills would be a definite asset.

What will you Study?

Image Processing 5N1292
Digital Photography 5N1270
Photography Techniques
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Documentary Photography
Portrait Photography
Web Authoring 5N1910
History of Photography and Visual Culture
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EPXXX 5M2094

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Art, Craft & Design
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