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Photography Courses – Advanced

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UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Photography)

Our photography Course allows you to combine creativity with technical skills, and specialise in a sector that interests you; from corporate to fashion and editorial to weddings and events. Our Advanced Photography course will introduce you to the exciting variety of Digital Arts materials, techniques and new technology applications; plus an insight into the different roles the industry offers.

What will I do

Your Photography course will help you to develop your technical and creative skills, whilst also focusing on your future career. You will learn to use professional digital media suites and software; work on real live projects; enjoy guest speakers and industry workshops; and have the chance to exhibit your work the end of the year Summer Showcase.

In short, you’ll have everything you need to kickstart your career. Throughout your photography course, you will have access to all College equipment, including the studio, lighting equipment and expert advice from industry experienced teachers.

What’s next?

As part of your photography course, you’ll work on live briefs and undertake work experience. This will not only help you build industry contacts but also enhance your portfolio of work, which will be crucial to show off your skill set to future employers or clients.

You could start out as a Photography Assistant and gain experience in the workplace, or continue at College on the HNC or HND Photography courses after your Level 3 qualification.

Is it for me?

Do you know what makes a good photograph? Can you tell when an image is too heavily edited? If you’ve got a knack for finding the right angle and highlighting the beautiful in the ordinary, a career in photography can offer you a diverse and fulfilling career. With opportunities ranging from self-employment to travelling all over the world, you must be dedicated to the profession to succeed, and be willing to learn at every opportunity.

Self-expression and practicality are key to a photography course, and you will need to be up to date with technological advancements in the industry.

Digital Arts Level 2

If you are creative, enjoy expressing yourself through digital media, and are looking for a career in this field. This photography course is ideal to improve your current skills and learn new ones.

This course focuses on art in the digital age, and combines traditional art and design skills with design technologies and software. There is a strong emphasis on drawing as a way to plan, develop and create art work as this is an important skill in industry. The course offers an introduction to digital image creation through the fields of illustration, graphics, video, media, animation and photography.
This is an ideal place to start if you want to progress to study a Level 3 in Graphics, Photography or Art & Design.

Level Highlights

  • A focus on art in the digital age
  • Opportunities to combines traditional techniques with digital technologies and software
  • A focus on the skills you will need in the industry
  • The first step to studying graphics, art or photography at Level 3 the following year
  • Opportunities to exhibit and present work
  • Trips to London and local area to aid inspiration

Entry Requirement

  • 4 GCSEs, 2 at grade E/2 or above and a further 2 at grade D/3 or above including Graphic Design or Media Art.

Photography Advanced Entry Requirements

You require 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and an Art & Design related subject.

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