On completion, you will achieve a Level 3 Award in Photography. The course would be useful to:
- Art & design students and practitioners
- Web and Graphic Designers
- Film Makers
- Fashion Designers
- Journalists and writers wishing to add pictures to text
- Anyone with a good working knowledge of photography who would like to develop their skills
Taught elements, demonstrations and hands on practical tasks with tutor support; coupled with student-led, self-motivated projects shot to specific agreed briefs.
This course will involve regular personal study outside the class, including up-loading course work and project photography for on-line assessment and/or feedback.
The part-time Level 3 Photography program is designed to progress photography students who have previously completed a Level 2 course and have a good level of technical and aesthetic knowledge and ability. The course content is aimed at teaching the creative process, necessary to communicate your visual ideas in a coherent and meaningful way to an audience. You will learn to navigate the initial process of visual research, clarifying your photography aims and objectives, developing your ideas and technical skills to achieve professional level results that communicate your ideas to an audience. You will have opportunities to reinforce your technical camera skills, learn professional ways of working on location and in the studio and become self-directed and independent in your photography.
There are two assessed units, with two extended location based projects. This program is assessed through online course-work, using the Wordpress blogging platform, which involves some written elements. There are no exams.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main course. Those students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 (or C) at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them. However, students will still have to achieve the stated Entry Requirements before they start the course.
A Level 2 Photography Qualification, such as the BTEC or UAL Level 2 or a GCSE; or a good level of experience of taking pictures (we can help you to assess your current level of ability).
The Level 3 Course assumes a good working knowledge of the fundamental principles of photography and the uses and functions of a camera.
You should have access to a modern DSLR camera. However, users of 35mm film SLR cameras, Range-Finder Cameras (e.g. Leicas), 'Bridge' DSLR-style cameras (e.g. Fuji Finepix) or medium format cameras will also benefit, but with limitations in some areas (e.g. film, print and scanning costs, using studio facilities with non-SLR cameras and limited camera functionality).
Material costs include:
- Film camera users: Film, developing and printing.
- Costs related to travel to complete location work.
- A USB Memory Stick, and other removable media (not more than 10 pounds).
NB: Enrolment on this course is dependent on meeting the Entry Requirements stated above.
After Your Course
After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto:
- Introduction to Film Making
- Create a Website for your Business
- Graphic Design Level 1,2 or 3
Full-Time Courses (3 days a week):
- Art & Design, Level 2
- Art & Design, Level 3
- Art & Design, Foundation Diploma
- HNC/ D Film & Photography
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is not funded by the government and is full cost. As such, the course is the price stated for all students. If you are paying for your course, there may be the option to pay by instalments if the course fees are over £200 and the course duration is 15 weeks or more. Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.