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Photography - Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  EMPXX 139
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Marino College of Further Education

Marino College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code EMPXX 139
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The aim of this course is to help students produce an excellent photographic portfolio. Students are encouraged to explore in detail various photographic themes through project-based work. As part of the assessment students produce an exhibition of their work at the end of the year.

As well as the core photographic theory, camera control, lighting, darkroom and digital darkroom techniques, students are taken on a visual journey of contemporary and historic photographic practice to aid the development of their own photographic style.

What will you Study?

History of Photography
Work Experience
Photography - Portraiture
Media Analysis
Image Processing
Communications
Photography Techniques
Appreciation of Art
Digital Photography
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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