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Photography (Level 3)

Key course information

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

The Level 3 Photography course is ideally suited to those learners who have a desire to pursue a pathway in the use of traditional silver-based and digital photographic skills. The course will consist of mainly practical elements and project work, whilst including all core areas and the required underpinning knowledge of all aspects of photography, and will focus on the essential qualities required to meet the needs of industry and HE courses alike.Learners will cover a diverse range of subjects and topics, including darkroom skills and studio techniques, portraiture, lighting and studio set-up, location photography, advertising and layout design, digital work and editing (using state of the art Mac facilities) along with essential digital photographic processes and techniques that are vital for a career in today’s creative industries.

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photography student talking to lecturer
photography student holding his art work
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What will I learn?

The course will also offer the chance for learners to put their design skills to excellent use through collaborative work alongside other courses, the inclusion of ‘live’ projects and competition opportunities as well as working with the local community to gain customer/client experience as the course unfolds.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need a minimum of:

• 4 GCSE grades for A* to C / 9 to 4 (or equivalent) including English and maths.
• A ‘Level 2’ qualification in a related subject at a minimum of Merit Level.

• A portfolio/ collection of work as evidence of artistic ability.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Formative and summative assessment will be ongoing throughout the course, through the delivery of a series of themed projects, culminating in a graded final major project (FMP)during the last two terms of the academic year. Learners will also take part in the Creative Arts Department ‘End of Year’ exhibition.

Additional Costs and Information

There is a course fee (TBC) to cover basic equipment use and materials for the first year. This will also contribute towards local and national trips and visits for the course relevant to the subject area. Ideally, learners will also have their own camera equipment to help generate project work beyond the studio and college environment.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Videographer

  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Photography

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