share this page

Photography - Darkroom Photography Now

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:


Fine Art & Applied Art, CIT CCAD

CIT CCAD Website:




All part-time programmes at CIT CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Darkroom Photography Now is a practical introduction to the art of traditional film based photographic techniques. It considers how darkroom photography can be used in a hands-on learning through doing’ environment. This course is grounded is practical instruction to enable the student make informed artistic choices when using an analogue camera, developing film and making prints in the darkroom. It will also explore the potential for exchange between other art forms including traditional drawing & printmaking and digital imaging & design. Working in this expanded format the participants will experiment with the medium and consider new ways to resolve and exhibit a photographic project. Group critiques and peer learning will be a valuable part of this learning process and students will be expected to give time to their projects outside contact hours. 


Course Fee: €TBC
Wednesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm.


Tutor profile

Darran McCrann (Artist name: Darn Thorn) was born in Sligo, Ireland and holds a MA in Fine Art from Monash University, Australia. He has exhibited in Australia, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, UK & USA. A studio holder at Spike Island, UK (2010-13), he recently exhibited in EVA International (Limerick, 2018), the touring exhibition 2116 (Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork & Broad Art Museum MI, USA, 2016-17), FORMAT International Photography Festival, (Derby, UK, 2013) and Bristol Biennial (2012). Recent solo exhibitions include Omega Point (BAG Studios, Cork, 2018) & Arcadia in Grey (Sirius Art Center, Cobh, 2015).


He has lectured in Photography at numerous institutions in Melbourne, Australia including the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University. Since returning to Ireland he has worked with Crawford College of Art and Design (Cork) and The Darkroom (Dublin). Recent residencies include Struts Gallery (NB, Canada, 2016) and Fire Station Artists Studios (Dublin, 2014). Since 2013 he has lived in Cork where he holds a studio at Backwater Artists Group.



CIT: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS credits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.


Early enrolment is advisable as places are limited.

  • To apply, please email






For Course Enquiries, please email CIT CCAD Office
021 4335220