Photography HND | MK College

Photography HND

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INTRODUCTION

Do you have a genuine interest in the world of photography and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject?

The course is for students who have achieved the HNC in Photography and wish to progress onto the HND.

What will I do?

From understanding and demonstrating various photographic practices, to taking on contextual studies, to experimenting with different methods of lighting, you will become a well-rounded photographer with an impressive portfolio to prove your talents to employers. You will focus on different techniques and processes, communication in art and design and work on individual projects. Learning from industry experienced professionals, you will have access to our specialist studios, and benefit from links with local businesses, including wedding photography, galleries and studio photography.

What’s next?

Upon successful completion you will be encouraged to consider ‘topping-up’ your qualifications by completing your final year at a local university, enabling you to achieve a degree in photography.

You will also be able to consider seeking commercial commissions as a photographer in editorial, press, advertising or fashion-related fields. You could also work as a photographic assistant or with picture/design agencies or photo libraries.

Is it for me?

Do you have a genuine interest in the world of photography and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject? Whether you are interested in a fine art or professional pathway, this intensive and demanding course will provide you with the key technical and communication skills needed for a rewarding career in this visual and creative area of Art and Design.

Possible sectors that can offer employment with this qualification:

  • Photographer
  • Art Editor
  • Camera Operator
  • Photographic Stylist
  • Graphic Designer

Future Career Opportunities

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You require a HNC (or equivalent) in Photography and GCSEs at grade C/4 in English & Maths.

Mature students without these formal qualifications are welcome to apply: Acceptance onto the course will be subject to a portfolio interview.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER?

  • Location Photography
  • Business practice
  • Work experience
  • Specialist practice (Double Unit)
  • Subcultures – Visual Research & Communication (Double Unit)
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods throughout the course, including discussion, assignments, written tasks, presentations and practical.

Assignments will be industry linked and designed for the working photographer. They are designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the subjects, broaden your core skills in photography practice and develop your personal and professional approach to your work.

HOW WILL MY PROGRESS BE MONITORED?

Your progress is monitored through regular one to one tutorials and assessment of project work. You will also have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.

WHAT LEVEL IS THIS QUALIFICATION?

You will be working at Level 5 for your Higher National Diploma in Photography.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

You should be prepared to study for around 20 hours per week. Approximately 10 of these will be taught sessions at college, the rest will be online study and self directed to be completed in your own time.

WHY STUDY AT MILTON KEYNES COLLEGE?

  • Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff.
  • High quality specialist resources and accommodation.
  • Great opportunities to progress to University to complete a third year top-up degree.
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through ‘live projects’ commissioned by employers.
  • The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Workshops with industry specialists – such as fashion photographers
  • Specialist studio access
  • Creative and professional development
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through ‘live projects’ commissioned by employers
  • Work experience links with industry such as – wedding photography, galleries and studio photography.
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