Certificate in Digital Cinematography and Image Grading




2 Semesters

Validated by



Part-Time / Blended Learning


Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


Express your creativity and upskill in the world of cinematography, live studio broadcast, visual effects and more!

Are you looking to transition into cinematography? Perhaps you’re a photographer wishing to cross over to the moving image? Maybe you’re already working in the film, TV and screen media industry but you want to learn camera and cinematography skills?

In this hands-on programme, delivered by industry professionals, you will learn core practical skills in visual storytelling, camera operation, data management, and equipment handling. As you progress through the programme, you will develop skills in: composition, camera movement, lighting techniques, visual effect cinematography and planning and realising complex visual sequences. Working across location-based, set-based and studio-based cinematography, this programme will hone your cinematography and visual storytelling abilities in all genres and across all modes of production.

You will use footage you have generated during the programme and see it through to post-production and grading. You’ll apply industry workflows to grade, finish and master your work to produce industry-standard deliverables to the highest professional standard.

Why study Digital Cinematography and Image Grading at Griffith College?

This programme equips you with the knowledge and practical and conceptual skills to work as a camera assistant, camera operator, or self-shooting content producer/director. This programme is for you if you want to gain a qualification recognised in the industry. You will gain a broad and deep education in cinematography and image grading. You will develop vital professional skills in camera operations, lighting, camera movement, working with clients and image finishing. Interpersonal and communication skills are vital in this industry and will also be developed as part of this programme.

Throughout the duration of their programme, learners will have access to:

  • Professional lighting equipment 
  • Professional cameras
  • Professional grip equipment
  • Industry-standard equipment and facilities
  • Fully equipped TV studio
  • Fully equipped editing suites
  • Fully equipped grading suite
  • Production spaces
  • Professional connections with the film industry

Ultimately, you will conceive, light, and create complex visual sequences generated through established workflow to finish, grade, master and produce industry-standard deliverables.

Intake Dates

The next intake for this course will be:

  • February*
  • September*

*subject to sufficient numbers