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Photography and Context (Digital)

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Fine Art & Applied Art, CIT CCAD

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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.



Course Fee: €TBC

Tuesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

This course is an introduction to fine art digital photography orientating the student’s image-making within the context of a fine art college and the discourse of contemporary photography. The first semester starts with a basic introduction to operating a digital camera and image processing. Presentations will be given by tutors on the various fields of photography including; landscape, portraiture, abstraction, still life, contemporary and historical image-makers. Students will make images in response outside of contact hours.

This course values peer exchange; students are led to recognize and value their own vision alongside gaining technical skills in camera use to best express that vision. Students will have access to Apple Macs during each session for basic image processing.

In the second semester, students are expected to develop their projects outside of class-time for analysis and discussion within contact hours. Final assessment is by way of a portfolio of print ready images with accompanying evidence of research and learning.

Please Note: There will be a local field trip in October for approximately the duration of a class, two and a half hours. Start time to be confirmed.

Tutor's Profile

Pádraig Spillane works with photography, appropriation and object-based assemblages. These different media allow explorations on the boundaries of desire engaging contact points and intersections between images, anthropomorphic arrangements and the viewer. His employment of materials explores gestural potentials and animations of various forms with works performing as gatherings of disruption and appeal.

Exhibitions include: Shills, 126 Gallery, Galway, (2016); This is not my voice speaking, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, (2015); Magic Touch, CCA Derry - Londonderry, Northern Ireland, (2014); Mammouth, Treignac Projet, France, (2014); Fortnightly Features Presents, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, (2014); Periodical Review #3, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland, (2013).


CIT: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS credits at Level 7 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.

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For Course Enquiries, please email CIT CCAD Office
021 4335220