School of Education

University Certificate in Photography & Digital Imaging

The Department of Continuing Education in Art and Design (CEAD) offers short courses, modules and accredited pathways to students who want to learn and acquire skills and knowledge in art and design.

CEAD offers flexible and accessible programmes in the spring, summer and autumn. Courses are for individuals at different levels to accommodate a range of interests and abilities. Students can select from multiple courses from portfolio preparation to upskilling in graphic design, textile printing, photography, or conceptual and observational drawing and painting courses.

What students say they have learnt after completing a CEAD course:

“Just a focus on what I like doing generally, drawing, making art. The formal (two nights a week) structure keeps you at it. It makes you assess what you do with your free time and that you can find time to do what you like” (DVI student).

Photography and Digital Imaging is a part-time Level 7 programme. Students are introduced to a range of techniques and practical photographic concepts. Subjects covered as part of the programme include; dark room skills, printing processes, camera skills, image manipulation, studio lighting and digital photography. Students who have completed this project have won awards and prizes nationally and internationally. Students can complete the programme and progress within NCAD.