The Level 2 UAL Diploma in Film & Photography has been designed as an introductory programme that will help you to develop practical skills in film-making and photography. You will develop your research skills, your personal confidence, and learn about progression opportunities in the photographic and film industries. You will have the opportunity to try a wide range of traditional film and digital photography skills, and you will work with video to learn about documentary film-making.
You will have access to a photography studio and darkrooms to try out a range of experiments with photography and printing. Themed projects will help you understand art and design more broadly and enable you to make work which expresses your own ideas as part of the creative process. You will have opportunities to improve communication and presentation skills through group activities and student exhibitions.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them. Assessment is through on-going continuous assessment of unit work leading to a final major project achieved at Pass Merit or Distinction grade.
Four GCSEs Grade 3 or above (A*- D), including English or Maths
Diploma Level 1 (Merit or Distinction)
You will also be required to provide a portfolio of your art and design work.
After Your Course
Progession can include:
- Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design
- Level 3 Film Production
and a career in film, photography, media and related practices.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification up to and including Level 2, if you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,004
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/20 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19-23 on 31/08/20 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.