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 disciplines.
The Store, Dunstable campus How will I learn? You will be learning from hands on experience both in the studio and via group tasks. You will learn through the use of tutor and student led tutorials along with workshops where you will learn about the history of photography and the techniques within this area.
How will I be assessed?
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.
Equipment and other costs
You will need a laptop/computer in order to work from home where needed, however we do have equipment here you can use in your spare time. You will need a USB/Hard drive to store you work digitally. Photography equipment can be rented from the college free of charge.
What additional work outside of college will I need to do?
Students will be expected to keep up with their studies and meet the deadlines set, this is up to students to manage their time effectively.
Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?
No, you will not need to find work placement although we encourage learners to gain some work experience wherever possible.
What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?
Students on this course often progress onto the level 3 photography course and complete both years. They then progress onto either University or an apprenticeship.
What are the expected employment sectors for this course?
You can expect to be employed within the photographic sector or the creative industries sector specialising in an area of your choice.