Darkroom Photography Now

When: Semester Two. Course starts January 2022.  Course time: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course Application Open Date: December 2021

Course Application Deadline: January 2022

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

Darran McCrann (Artist name: Darn Thorn) was born in Sligo, Ireland and holds a MA in Fine Art from Monash University, Australia. He has exhibited in Australia, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, UK & USA. He recently exhibited in EVA International (Limerick, 2018), the touring exhibition 2116 (Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork & Broad Art Museum MI, USA, 2016-17), FORMAT International Photography Festival, (Derby, UK, 2013) and Bristol Biennial (2012). 


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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