How to Apply
There are two main application routes to our programme: Application Through the CAO Application Directly to the DIT
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
We hold a number of Open Days during the year. The general School of Media Open Day is held in late November or early December every year at the Aungier Street Campus. An in-depth introduction to our programme is also held in early January where prospective applicants visit the facility in Temple Bar.
In order to reserve a place for this event please contact Ann Donohoe, Department Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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