You will need 4 A*-D grades at GCSE level or equivalent, including English and maths.
You will explore photographic equipment, techniques, materials and resources, develop and adapt photographic ideas and have an introduction to the photo imaging industry. You will also learn how to master basic camera controls, for a wide range of different circumstances. You will demonstrate and develop studio and location skills.
Who is the course suitable for?
If you are interested or passionate about photography, and want to develop skills that will enhance your photography and direct you within industry perspectives, then yes.
Through hands on, practical sessions exploring the use of camera functions, and shooting methods and through continual feedback and direction to take images from good to great. There are tutor led presentations, demonstrating skills and techniques, as well as the reflective process that aid development. You will use current professional examples to enhance your understanding. Strong developmental element that takes photographic skills forward in way that is personal to each student. There are also opportunities to work with the strong industry links that we have, in order to gain work experience, and further skills and portfolio. We also work with other departments around the campus to help with the completion of parts of the course. We organise trips and days out where the students can bond and interact.
Employability Skills Development
Progression from the Diploma can be to the Level 3 Diploma in Photography or Media followed by the Extended Diploma in Photography or Media. From the Extended Diploma the most common progression is to HE, whether here at the college on the HNC in Photography or Media or on to a university.
How will the course be taught?
Through an internally assessed portfolio of evidence. You will receive a range of on-going feedback techniques to enhance and reflect upon skill base. These include regular 1-1 feedback sessions to assess the work, and determine a route personal to you, that will aid development. Assessment will take place both as an on-going process, as well as a formative review at the end of each unit/brief.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need to pay to have your work mounted for assessment purposes. Students do not have to provide their own camera, but as the course develops students usually wish to purchase their own DSLR camera, and it is common that students enhance their work with additional costumes and props and trips which will require student contributions.
What course can I do next?
1310817-FUAL Level 3 Diploma in Photography
How do I join the course?
Apply via the website.