Photography (Art and Design) Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4, including English at 4 or above and an Art-based subject. A portfolio is acceptable if you are not currently taking an Art-based GCSE.

Why Should You Take This Course?

This course is an opportunity to specialise in Photography. It is a practical course covering a wide range of approaches to Photography, with digital and darkroom skills. This is supported by written research into historical and contemporary photographers and their practice. It includes trips to local and national galleries as well as work experience and exhibition opportunities. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills in preparation for a career in Photography. This course is equivalent to 2 A Levels and should be studied alongside another Level 3, A Level or vocational qualification.

Course content
This is a 12-unit qualification over two years. There are compulsory units which embrace transferable skills such as visual recording, contextual influences, materials, techniques and processes, communicating ideas and concepts in photography. The specialist photography units explore digital, darkroom, portraiture, landscape and digital manipulation.

How will I be assessed?
This course is all coursework based with no examination. Units comprise of taught and independently guided practical and written assignments within the different areas of photography covered.

Are there any special expenses?
You will be expected to have the necessary basic materials and equipment such as sketchbooks, pencils, printer credit, presentation materials. Film and darkroom photography may incur additional costs. There will also be occasional costs for trips and visits.

What could I do next?
The course will prepare you for further study at Foundation, HND or Degree Level in a specialist area. Careers in the creative industries include photography, film, television, animation, gallery curating.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 2 A Levels

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