Is this course right for me?
Are you looking for the opportunity to integrate creative and technical skills in Photography? Are you enthusiastic about learning new things? Do you have strong organisation skills and a drive to exceed expectations?
The Level 2 Diploma in Photography gives you a deeper knowledge of a wide range of roles and opportunities for study at a higher level in the future. This is a wide scope photography course that allows you to develop skills in a wide range of different topics including Camera skills, Rules of Composition, Portraiture, Fashion, Documentary, Commercial and Location Shooting. It has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to entry level roles or further study and training in a range of photography related subjects. It also introduces you to the diversity of roles and responsibilities in the photography sector and gives you the opportunity to explore the history and context of a variety of photography discplines.
Your areas of study will include: Exploring photographic equipment, techniques, materials and resources. Develop and adapt photographic ideas. Introduction to the photo imaging industry. Studio Photography. Location Photography. Commercial Photography. Documentary Photography. Final Major Project.
Your assessments throughout this course will keep you on track to achieve; these could include group projects, assignment tasks and a portfolio of work to support your learning. Your year culminates in your Final Major Project which sees you specialising in an area of your choosing.
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.
Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed!
Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go!
You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations.
English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we¿re here to support you in developing yours.
Work Experience, workbased learning and enrichment opportunities are all crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of opportunities to make sure you gain plenty of experience outside of the classroom. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You may choose to continue your studies into a variety of different creative courses at Level 3 including Creative Media, Photography, Graphic Design or Animation. The course can also lead to successful careers in a wide variety of photography jobs. Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
There are trips that will benefit your study experience and we endevour to keep these as cost effective as possible. Students often choose to enhance their production work with additional props or costumes. Your own camera is also very useful to have but if you do not have one, don't worry you will be taught how to use ours.