Darkroom Photography: Mastering the Basics

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    Part time

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    Not Specified

Course Summary

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the art and techniques of traditional black and white film photography and to the darkroom techniques involved in film processing and making photographic prints. It is suitable for both beginners and for those with experience of using an analogue camera and darkroom equipment. The course is grounded in practical instruction to enable the student to make informed artistic choices when creating photographic images. Students are introduced to the single-lens reflex (SLR) analogue camera and lenses and explore how the camera operates. Students are expected to develop effective and appropriate work practices through practical experience in the darkroom. The course also explores the principles of photography within its contemporary and historical contexts. Students will be expected to give time to taking photographs outside of class hours for group analysis and discussion within class time.


MTU Crawford College of Art & Design

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All part-time programmes at MTU 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 2022-2023 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Course fee of €300 must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on fees, please visit fees/students


This course is offered by the MTU CCAD Department of Fine Art & Applied Art, and is located at the Sharman Crawford Street Campus, Cork.


Course commences on Wednesday 21st September 2022

Wednesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Course Tutor: Colette Lewis


Award: MTU: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS Credits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications

Module Title: Darkroom Photography: Introduction

Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment should they wish to gain the CIT: Single Module Certification for this course.

Please Note: There will be a local field trip during the early stage of the course for approximately the duration of a class, two and a half hours. Details will be confirmed during the first week of the course.





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


  • Online application will open on 1st August for course commencing 21st September 2022.


  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered.


  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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For Course Enquiries, please email MTU CCAD Office
021 4335222

Colette Lewis

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