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The emphasis in the course is on commercial photography, professional approach allied to analytical skills and creative judgement.

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From College Website...
GC475 - Photography
Griffith College. Dublin

From Qualifax...
GC475 - Photography
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Graduates will be able to work in all spheres of photographic practice.

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