Food Photography (Level 7, 5 ECTS credits)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Tourism,Photography,Food Photography

  • Type of Course:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Qualification:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    14th December 2020

Course duration:

3 hours per week over 12 weeks/6.30pm to 9.30pm on Monday

Admission Requirements:

A Level 6 qualification and / or relevant work experience in the food and culinary industry 

July Stimulus Higher Education Authority (HEA) Initiative
Are you eligible? Most of these courses are free... and some of them you only have to pay 10% of the fee!


Please view the 'Apply Tab' above for more information.


Course Fee

This Level 7 module is funded through an initiative of the HEA. The module is free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the COVID-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins 25 January 2021.


If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate (2020), you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement. These categories of learner are eligible for 90% funding and will be required to pay 10% (€41.65) of the standard tuition fee. The standard tuition fee for this module is €416.50.


These are in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses


Refund Policy
Students should note that the 10% course fee is non-refundable except in cases where courses do not proceed.


Tourism & Hospitality

Department of Tourism & Hospitality

An introduction into the field of food photography, this module enables the learner to investigate the wide-ranging subject of food photography from subject matter choice to printing and on-line dissemination.  Through visual research, students will explore their individual interest in food and its many forms, culminating in a portfolio of images that reflects their chosen approach. The learner will also gain an introduction to camera skills, image and video processing and the effective use of social media as a marketing tool.

Course Content
  • Visual Research

  • Design Elements

  • Photography & Video Basics

  • Photography Practice

  • Introduction to Image Editing

  • Social Media


CIT: Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Note: Modifications to the configuration of the course may take place in accordance with changing requirements.

Online application is open (link is at the end of this page) for Returners, the Employed, formerly Self Employed and recent Graduates who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement 25th January 2021.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email

To progress your application to this programme, two non-academic eligibility requirements must be satisfied. These are your Employment status and your Residency/Nationality status.  

Eligibility criteria is in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses

If you require documentation from the Department of Social Protection please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter.

These courses will be filled on a first come first served basis so it is important to read and follow the below instructions correctly.

Your application will not be assessed further until the supporting documentation is submitted. Please upload the relevant documentation with your application. Please note that all applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate (a driving licence will not be accepted).


1. Employment Status 

a)  Unemployed 
Please email supporting documentation that you are currently in receipt of a Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection payment outlined below, or that you are signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits. This supporting documentation should be in the form of a receipt of payment or a letter from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.

Please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter

  • Jobseekers Benefit 
  • Jobseekers Allowance 
  • One Parent Family 
  • Disability Allowance 
  • Qualified Adults of Working Age 
  • Carers Allowance 
  • Farm Assist/Fish Assist 
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory or Non-contributory Pension 
  • Blind Pension 
  • Deserted Wives Allowance 

b)  Employed/Self Employed 
Email a copy of your most recent Employment Detail Summary, payslip, other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from your current employer, to confirm employment. 

c)  Returner 
A declaration to attest to your employment status must be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths. It must be signed, dated and stamped before submission. When this has been completed, please email the form to 


2. Residency/Nationality Status

As required by Higher Education Authority

  • All applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate.  
    Please note driving licence will not be accepted
  • Candidates must provide documentation to provide proof that they have been resident in an EU country for 3 of the past 5 years preceding entry of the programme i.e. since January 2016
  • Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4. Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Examples of Documents acceptable for evidence of having lived in an EU country 

  • A sworn Affidavit from a solicitor in Ireland confirming residency in Ireland for specific dates (from and to). Your name and passport number to be noted, dated, and stamped by a solicitor’s office.  
  • Original letter from a place of work – dated, stamped, and signed by an official there. Dates from and to clearly indicated. 
  • P60 from 3 of the last 5 years.





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Dr Noel Murray, Head of Department
021 4335822

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