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Westport College of Further Education

Westport College of Further Education

Professional Photography


Course Code:  6M3732
Award Code(s):  6M3732
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This professional photography Level 6 course is about photography as a business - for those that see photography as a profession and wish to work as professional photographers or incorporate these visual skills in a career in the media, design, science, business, third world development projects etc.

This professional photography course is divided equally into workshop style lectures with demonstrations and practical photography commercial and lifestyle assignments in exiting locations. The emphasis is on practical experience with 'real life' type photographic assignments. On local field trips the students are encouraged to engage in landscape photography focusing on the special light and the artistic structures, shapes and tones of the shores and Islands of Clew Bay.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

History of Photography -6N3730
Fashion Photography -6N3611
Digital Photography 6N3589-
Advertising Photography -6N3726
Fine Art Photography -6N3449
Portrait Photography - 6N3694
Communications 6N1950
Work Experience 6N1946

The photography teacher is a professional photographer with years of experience in the business of photography which will also be discussed as part of the curriculum. This professional photography course focuses on practical, technical, creative and business skills required in the real world of professional photography.

 

Important: 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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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Costume Designer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Textile Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Architect - Conservation   Packaging Designer  
Industrial Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Creative Director   Dressmaker  
Fashion Designer   Camera Operator  
Film/Video Tape Editor   CAD Technician  
Graphic Designer   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Modelmaker   Glassmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Cartoonist   Theatre/Television Designer  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer/maker  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Originator   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Writer  
Literary agent   Engineer - Transport Design  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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6M3732