Darkroom Photography Now

When: Semester Two: Course commences 17th January 2024 and runs on Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course Application Open Date: 1st December 2023 

Course Application Deadline: 12th January 2024

Course Fee: €300

Tutor: Colette Lewis

What is the course about?

This course is aimed at students who wish to advance their technical and creative skills through traditional black and white film photography and further develop darkroom techniques involved in film processing and making photographic prints.  Students are required to approach their analogue photography practice in a creative, explorative and analytical manner.  Students explore and develop their ideas through a chosen project and are required to make informed artistic choices when using analogue cameras and studio lighting, developing film and making prints in the darkroom.  

The module explores the appropriate criteria, meta-lanuguage and visual grammar for reading and interpreting photographic images.  The course also explores the principles of photography wihin 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. Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment should they wish to gain the CIT Single Module Certification for this course. 

Course Tutor

Lecturer Colette Lewis is a visual artist and educator working in lens-based digital media and social art practices. She has taught lens-based media for over ten years in various institutions in Ireland. She received an MA in Visual Art Practices from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. Her work has been exhibited and screened in Ireland, UK and France including the Short Irish Film Showcase, Liverpool Irish Festival, IndieCork Film Festival, EV+A International, Limerick and TULCA, Visual Arts Festival Galway. She has received numerous funding awards for her practice from the Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council. Colette has a studio at the Cork Artists Collective, is a Board of Directors member, and was a founding member of The Guesthouse.


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

This course is accredited 5 credits on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme. It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact crawford.enquiries@mtu.ie


 Course Enquiries:
+353 21 433 5200

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