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Information for Prospective Students

How to Apply

There are two main application routes to our programme: Application Through the CAO Application or Directly to the DIT

Application through the CAO

Mature Student Applicants

Applicants With Fetac Qualifications

Applications Directly to DIT: Advanced Entry Applicants

Application Guidelines for All Applicants

Portfolio Requirements and Guidelines

Erasmus/Exchange Programmes

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Image by Anna Wickham

Application through the CAO

A place is secured on to the programme by means of both portfolio assessment and Leaving Certificate. A Leaving Certificate in six subjects with at least two of which must be at Grade C3 or higher on higher-level papers is required.

All applications for admission to the first year of the Honours Degree programmes at DIT must be made directly to:

Central Applications Office (CAO)
Tower House Eglinton Street
Galway
Telephone: 091-509800

Website: www.cao.ie

 

Please refer to the information on application fees and closing dates provided in the CAO Handbook, or in the website www.cao.ie. Adherence to the closing date(s) as published by the CAO is essential.

Mature Student Applicants

The BA Photography Programme has consistently accepted large numbers of mature students who may have relevant and significant experience in the field of photography more generally and the visual arts.

Mature or international candidates who are short-listed may also be interviewed. Applicants with an equivalent qualification or significant appropriate experience will also be considered and interviewed.

http://www.dit.ie/study/mature/prospective/

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Applicants With Fetac Qualifications

Applicants who have completed Level 5 qualifications in Photography are welcome to apply to the Programme and a number of places each year are reserved for these applicants.

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/fetac/

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Applications Directly to DIT: Advanced Entry Applicants

Places may become available each year which allow for advanced entry or transfer to Stages 2 and 3 of the programme. Such places are typically taken by students who have completed relevant studies in other higher education institutions. Availability of places differs from year to year, and in some years no places become available.

To be considered for such places you must apply directly to DIT.

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/advancedentry/

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Application Guidelines for All Applicants

Copies of certificates, transcripts of results and other relevant documents must be included with your application. Where original documentation is in a language other than English/Irish, applications will only be considered where a translation is provided. Applicants awaiting examination results should ensure that these are forwarded to the Admissions Office as soon as they become available.

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Portfolio Requirements and Guidelines

All first year applicants to the Programme must submit a photographic portfolio. Your photographic portfolio should consist of 15-20 images and should be no larger than A1 in size.

The portfolio should be well-presented and organized, with the images sequenced from beginning to end in a considered manner. A printed sheet at either the front OR the back of the portfolio should provide image titles and contextual information if appropriate.

Any images completed for art and/or design projects that further demonstrate your interest in image making may also be included. Workbooks or journals that inform the portfolio may be submitted.

For more information on the submission of your portfolio please check out the following link: http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/restrictedprogrammes/artdesignprinting/

The portfolio should demonstrate the following:

  • a creative and individual approach to the subject matter;
  • an ability to make images with a particular theme in mind;
  • an ability to develop themes or visual ideas in a number of completed projects;
  • an appropriate level of technical skill to support the content.


Information for International StudentsTop

http://www.dit.ie/study/internationaloffice/internationalstudentoffice/

Erasmus/Exchange Programmes

Students on the BA Photography who wish to study abroad do so in the first semester of Stage 3. ERASMUS is the EU’s flagship education and training programme, enabling thousands of students to study and work abroad each year, as well as supporting co-operation between higher education institutions across Europe.

The BA Photography Programme has a range of Erasmus and Exchange agreements with a number of colleges in Europe and the United States:

Columbia College, Chicago http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Photography/undergraduate/

University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/maidstone

Universite Paris 8, Paris
http://www.univ-paris8.fr/en/

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Open Day

We hold a number of Open Days during the year. The general School of Media Open Day will be held on December 4th and 5th 2015 at the Aungier Street Campus. http://www.dit.ie/openday/

 

An in-depth introduction to our programme is also held in early January where prospective applicants visit the facility in Grangegorman.

In order to reserve a place for this event please contact Sharon Cleary: sharon.cleary@dit.ie

 

For further information go to:

http://www.dit.ie/catalogue/Programmes/Details/DT559

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