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Art & Design: Photography Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Art, Design and Photography

Level: 3

Start Date: 05 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

Do you want to make a living out of doing what you love? Then this advanced
course is exactly what you are looking for. Today there are an endless amount of
careers which could be pursued through photography, making this course an ideal
start to a fulfilling career that satisfies your creativity.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including English and Maths and an arts or media based subject. Or Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma. In order to be offered a place on the course, you must also successfully complete a portfolio examination for arts and media. Further information will be sent to you when you are offered an interview date. Should entry requirements not be met we are open to review an applicant's grades/achievements on an individual basis and take into account creative ability.

What is covered

During your study you will enjoy learning a number of exciting and interesting topics
such as digital photography and image manipulation through technology and
studio work.

You will also develop a strong portfolio of your work covering different types of
photography which will contribute to the next step in your career, whether that be
university or the world of work. You will also investigate contextual influences and learn how to reflect on your own practice and discuss the work of others.

How is the course assessed

You will be assessed by coursework assignments.

Where will the course take place

Media and Journalism Centre, 50 Broadway.

What can this course be combined with

You will be enrolled on a study programme that includes various aspects of study that complement your main programme of study. You could re–take GCSE English and Maths or study a functional skill. You could undertake a Trinity Arts Award or work on cross–college arts projects.

What can this course lead to

You could start a career as a freelance photographer, staff photographer with a
magazine/newspaper, designer or graphic/ digital artist. Due to the academic nature
of the course and the strong portfolio you will develop, you can also use this course to apply for a number of degree/HND courses in subjects such as art, photography, media, journalism, etc.

Are there any additional costs

Paper, film and darkroom chemicals will be provided for students. There may be
costs associated for field trips. Cameras and other equipment can be booked
out for learners to use at the Media and Journalism Centre. Having your own
camera is not a requirement for entry to the course.

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