The course is delivered and designed by faculty with national and international reputations in the field of
Photography & Lens-Based Media production.
In addition to the faculty team, the programme also invites a number to visiting lecturers, (including artists,
curators, filmmakers and other industry experts) each semester to provide additional resource to students. This
allows students to gain valuable insight into the professional practice of leading national and international
practitioners. Visiting lecturers deliver an illustrated talk on their practice and also engage with students in
workshops, seminars and one to one tutorials. In addition to gaining insight into the conceptual, theoretical and
professional practice of the visiting lecturer, the programme has proven to be extremely beneficial to students in
terms of accessing specialised instruction and will be maintained and further developed as an integral part of the
course. Recent visiting lecturers have included Joey Holder, Gerard Byrne, Denis McNulty, Dragana Jurisic, Anita
Delaney, Jenny Brady, Mary Cremin, Davey Moor, Rayne Booth, Michael Higgins, Sven Anderson, Karl Burke,
Ángel Luis González Fernández, Joey Holder and Miranda O’Driscoll. The course content and professional
development components are also designed to include authentic learning experiences and opportunities,
introducing students to real world contexts for the inception, production and dissemination of outcomes. This
includes drawing upon collaborative partnerships built both interdepartmentally, inter-institutionally, cross
disciplinary and with a number of professional practitioners, institutions, organisations and platforms in the Fine
Art & Design industry.
Programme Leader Lorraine Neeson has produced solo shows for The Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh & The Butler Gallery Kilkenny.
Aideen Barry has an upcoming duo Museum show "fair is foul & foul is fair" at Katzen Centre, American Museum, AU in Washington DC in 2019, screenings at Aesthica Short Film Festival, York (UK), Oaxaca Film Festival (Mexico), at the Film Makers Co-Op, Washington DC, recent projects at Liste, Art Basel (CH) and solo at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Alchemy Film Festival, a solo at Matucana 100 ( Chile), Elephant West & Frieze Art Fair 2019 (UK), Mothers Tankstation, Loop Biennale, and has work in collections in the Arts Council of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, CAC Malaga Spain and the Banff Center Canada. She is a member of Aosdána and teaches on a number of post grad and undergrad programmes in Limerick School of Art & Design.
Paul Gaffney Gaffney holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast, and a Diploma in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport. He was selected for the Arts Council’s ‘Next Generation Bursary Award’ 2016-17, and has been nominated for both the Prix Pictet and Deutsche Borse prizes.
Martina Cleary has exhibited recent work at Format UK, The Athens PhotoFestival, and been commissioned for the international Flaneur New Urban Narratives project;
Paul Tarpey is the year 1 tutor on the PFV programme.
Other faculty include
Dave Chambers, Shellagh Honan, Treasa O Brien and Matthew Gibney.