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Photography with New Media (BA Honours)

  • Course Code

    CR 225

  • Field of Study

    Photography,Media Communications

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BA (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Please note the CAO closing date is 1st February, late application will not be accepted.

Course duration:

4 Years

Admission Requirements:


For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

  1.  score the necessary CAO points
  2.  meet the minimum entry requirements and
  3. present a portfolio of work for review


Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects.

The six subjects must include English or Irish.There is no specific Mathematics requirement. Grade F2 or higher in Foundation Level Mathematics is recognised as one of the subjects. A Portfolio is part of the admission requirement.



Portfolio Guidelines >>



Work Placement

You will gain first-hand experience of the realities of the photography profession through an extended placement in the third year of the programme for a minimum of 13 weeks. The programme will prepare you to work as a highly skilled producer of still and moving images. The placement aims to give students the opportunity to directly experience the work practices and procedures in a photography and video related work environment in a local, national or international setting. It allows the student to observe the application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained on the programme. The student is supported by a CIT member of academic staff along with a workplace mentor.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Art, Maths, and English.

Course summary

The BA (Hons) in Photography with New Media programme has a distinct professional emphasis. You will develop the creative, technical and critical analysis skills required for the photography, video and media industry. You will learn how to use a wide range of traditional and emerging photography, video and media equipment, and technologies. You will be using the latest and most up-to-date photography, video and media industry software and hardware.


CIT Crawford College of Art & Design


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Photography with New Media combines photography, video, and computer technologies to produce and process still and moving images. There is a growing need for highly creative, analytical and technically proficient still and moving image makers across the image industry.


First Year at a Glance

  • The Moving Image: Introduction to media practice (moving images), approaches to video, navigating digital imaging software, storing and saving files, collaborative practices, gallery visits and screenings.
  • Photography and Image Capture: Introduction to the medium of photography and imaging acquisition, capture and processing, photographic skills, concepts and practices, photography and associated technologies   
  • Visual Literacy: Introduction to the principles of visual literacy. How meaning is made and communicated in still and moving images
  • Exploring Light: The creative and expressive uses and control of available light in photography and video with reference to historical and contemporary practices, introduction to the skills and technical knowledge to best exploit the qualities of available light
  • Photography Histories: the historical milestones in the evolution of photography as a visual medium, photography within the more general context of art and design history.
  • Working with Images: entire and efficient workflow in digital photography and video, developing effective photography and video skills and efficient working practices through the stages of pre-production, production and post-production.
  • Investigating Place: exploring the concept of place within photography and video, along with associated visual and physical qualities, landscape, cityscape and/or interior space
  • Electives include: Time Based Media Design; Film Language; and Animation Principles



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CR 225 brochure



The BA (Hons) in Photography with New Media programme has a distinct professional emphasis. You will develop the creative, technical and critical analysis skills required for the photography, video and media industry. You will learn how to use a wide range of traditional and emerging photography, video and media equipment, and technologies. You will be using the latest and most up-to-date photography, video and media industry software and hardware.


In the final year, there is a capstone module which provides the opportunity to further develop the issues, themes and directions that are evident and emerging in the student’s practice. Students assume the responsibilities and work practices involved in independent practice and work to a detailed plan adapting the project aims and project schedule where necessary during the creative process. Students are required to present their Project at different stages of development through visual and oral presentations.



Further Studies

For detailed postgraduate programme information, please visit https://crawford.cit.ie/


Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for the following postgraduate degree programmes.

Question Time

Is there a late application facility?
It is very important to note that the option of ‘change of mind’ before 1 July does not apply to restricted access courses such as CR2205 You can change the order of your CAO choices but you cannot add on this course if you haven’t listed it already on your choices before the 1 February.


Is there an early application special requirement?
Yes, there are Early Application Procedures. This is a Restricted Access Course and all applicants must submit a portfolio for consideration.

Is there specific camera equipment that I will need for the course?
Yes, it would be essential for you to own a digital SLR camera, for example a Canon 500D.

Can I avail of the Erasmus programme?
Yes. CIT has a long and successful association with the Erasmus programme. Every year, students travel to study at CIT from across Europe and many CIT students travel to study beyond our shores. Participating students can apply for Erasmus support funding to help with the additional costs of studying/training abroad.

What elective modules are available?
A very wide range of electives is available, including such areas as Animation, Drawing, Printmaking, and Time-based Media. Please click on the Modules tab above for detailed information.

What is the time divide between CIT CCAD, Sharman Crawford Street and CIT Bishopstown Campus?
The programme for the BA (Honours) in Photography with New Media is taught in the city campus of the CIT Crawford and CIT Bishopstown campus, so this means that the students will expect to spend some days in one location or the other. The timetable is arranged to minimise travel between the two campuses.



CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

For detailed information on the modules for BA (Honours) in Photography with New Media, please click on the button below.


View Modules >>

The photography, video and media industry covers a diverse range of professional activity. There is hardly a social activity that does not require the services of a photographer or videographer in some way, and image industry professionals all acknowledge the shift that requires them to be proficient in both still and moving image capture, as well as in all of the associated post-production work. The photography with New Media graduates can also go on to further studies to Master’s degree level and PhD.


Potential Careers include

  • Promotion and Advertising Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Video Production
  • Fashion Photography and Video
  • Portrait Photography
  • Events Photography and Video
  • Architectural Photography
  • Clinical and Forensic Photography
  • Motion Graphics Production
  • Photography and Video Post-Production

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)




EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.







CAO 1st Round:

Entry 2019: 920 (A special points system operates for admission to CR 220. This involves aggregating the points scored for the Leaving Certificate and for the Portfolio. Points are awarded out of 600 using the normal CAO points system applied to six subjects. A further 600 points are available for the Portfolio, making a total of 1200 maximum. A minimum of 240 (40%) points must be obtained in the Portfolio Assessment in order for an applicant to be eligible for the course. See overview tab for more information)

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Albert Walsh CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
021 4335247

Rose McGrath Department of Media Communications
021 4335812