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HND Diploma in Art and Design - Photography

Course Name 
HND Diploma in Art and Design - PhotographyAvailable for Enquiries

Course Details

Location University Centre - Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 5
Start Date September 2017
Duration 2 years
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Edexcel BTEC
UCAS Code W640
Programme Design and Overview The HND in Photography is specifically designed for those wishing to develop their own photographic practice. The course encompasses creative and technical elements and students will experience, location photography, studio photography to digital photography and image manipulation using a range of digital software. The aim of the course is to prepare students for a career as a Photographer. Through a choice of specialist units, the main emphasis though out the course will be on developing a creative portfolio and using a wide range of photographic techniques. Photographers specialise, and the aim of the course is to develop or identify your particular talents. During the course you will build a portfolio of work that clearly identifies you as a Fashion Photographer, Advertising Photographer, Photojournalist, or Portrait Photographer for example. The portfolio is the photographer’s most powerful tool (it is what gets you work), and there will be a strong emphasis on creating this.
Indicative Content Unit 1 Visual Communication in Art and Design Unit 2 Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design Unit 3 Contextual and cultural referencing in Art and Design Unit 4 Professional Practice in Art and Design Unit 5 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Unit 8 Ideas in Context Unit 14 Business Practice in Art and Design Unit 23 Communication with Images in Art and Design Unit 105 Studio Practice in Photography Unit 106 Darkroom Practice in Photography Unit 110 Photographic Techniques Unit 111 Digital Image Creation and Development Unit 112 Location Photography Unit 115 Specialist Practice in Photography Unit 116 Photographic Materials ,Techniques and Technology Unit 118 Management of Art Exhibitions Units can change according to reflecting industry trends or project design. Decisions like this are taken at the discretion of the Course Leader and are not optional.
Delivery Methods Course hours typically stand at 15 hrs contact per week of lectures, studio and location shoots, workshops and self-directed study. In addition to the course contact hours, students will need to undertake at least 10 hrs per week directed and self-directed study/ practice. The course is typically split 60% Practical Work 40 % Classroom. You will have classes with students in your own discipline
Nature of Assessments on the Programme The College assesses you through the coursework that you produce as you complete each unit, this may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. The majority of units have some form photographic portfolio assessment attached that focus on a range of photographic skills and knowledge. There are two types of assessment that you will receive while on your course: •Formative assessment is the process whereby your work and progress are assessed at regular intervals with accompanying feedback from staff in order to help to improve your performance. Staff will provide you with feedback on the progress of your work before you reach the assessment point at the end of the unit. This may take place one-to-one with a tutor (e.g. in a tutorial) or in group sessions or during production of photographic work •Summative assessment is the process whereby your work is evaluated and given a mark at the end of course unit. Summative assessment formally records your achievement of the unit’s learning outcomes and final feedback. You will be assessed against the approved unit learning outcomes and assessment requirements as outlined in the unit handbooks, these typically include the module descriptor, assignment brief(s) and programme outlines. The unit handbooks guide you through the specific areas of work in which you will be engaged in order to produce the work required for assessment and so successfully achieve the unit learning outcomes. Many courses also employ self and peer evaluation or assessment within their overall assessment processes. Self-evaluation and self-assessment require you to reflect upon your learning and performance and to submit this to tutors. Peer evaluation and peer assessment are used when students have been working in teams and require each team member to reflect upon their peers’ performance and to submit this to tutors or to give you support and guidance in developing areas of performance. There is a minimum of one piece of assessed work per unit. Your tutors will help you to track your areas of achievement for each unit/module and to identify and discuss with you opportunities to collate evidence for module achievement You will be graded using the Edexcel guidelines and specifications to assess whether the evidence produced for assignments has reached the required standard at pass, merit or distinction level. Assessment is ongoing within sessions and will comprise of peer and self-assessment as well as tutor assessment. There is a minimum of one piece of assessed work per unit.
Entry Requirements Minimum 160 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject Or An Access course GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required. Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course. All applicants are required to attend an interview, you will also need to bring with you a portfolio of photographic practice. A member of the course team to discuss your reasons for applying and your career plan.
Attendance Expectations Full time: 2 years, 3 days per week plus occasional evening and weekend shoots.
Fee Information

Fees relating to academic year 18/19 will be confirmed around the end of April.

These fees relate to 2017/2018

Tuition Fees: £6600.00 per year.

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs What the College provides for your tuition fees: Included: •Induction Week course activities •Teaching and technical instruction •Access to, and use of relevant workshops and equipment •Access to, and use of relevant equipment in studios, including computers •Materials used as part of timetabled workshop inductions •Access to, and use of recycled materials within workshop areas •Access to Academic Registry and Student Support •Access to Careers Advice •Access to the Library and associated resources •Some local study visits Not included: •Equipment for your personal or private use •Day-to-day items you may need as part of your personal, portable toolkit •Materials for producing your own work beyond inductions •Books for your personal or private use outside key course texts available in the Library •Study visits, unless specified •Course and personal equipment We advise Photography students to invest in a basic set of equipment to help get started on the course. Depending on your specialism this equipment will inevitably vary; for example, you may give some thought to investing in a Digital SLR camera range of, stationary and a USB stick. We would encourage you to give some consideration to this before starting your course with us, and your future Course Leader will be happy to advise you regarding any queries you may have before starting your course with us. Because of the choice and diversity of materials for photographic practices, it is not possible to generalise about the costs that you might incur. Course requirements will largely determine the amount which you need to budget. For theatre visits or visiting practitioners your costs will not normally exceed £200. You will be expected to pay for photographic prints and portfolio your costs will not normally exceed £200. You will be provided with a reading list, these titles are available in our college library. If you chose to purchase your own copies, you can buy used or new from websites such as Amazon. Information regarding suppliers of related services and materials within the region can be easily obtained from the internet or academic staff within the College. The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2016 entry. Printing and photocopying costs: There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits. Library overdue charges: Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals. Graduation Ceremony: When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.
Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Further Study

This course is recognised as a qualification in its own right or can be combined with a top-up degree to obtain a full honours degree like our BA (Hons) in lens based media. Alternatively you can study a PGCE or Certificate in Education to progress to teaching.

Career Opportunities

The key aim of the course is to enable students to build a personal portfolio of creative photography work to enable progression in the art sector. After completing the HND qualification, students will also have a strong set of practical skills for entering employment in the sector, or may choose to progress to higher levels of study, such as a top-up year at a university (to achieve a full undergraduate degree), and onwards to postgraduate courses.

Destinations may include seeking commercial commissions as a photographer in editorial, press, advertising or fashion related fields. Other options are working as a photographic assistant, professional involvement in digital or virtual visual or photographic environments, picture and design agencies or photo libraries

How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS www.ucas.com.

Admissions Process

After applying through UCAS or through the college if you are internal student, you will be invited to an interview. You will then be interviewed by a member of the course team to discuss your reasons for applying and your career plan. You will also bring with you a portfolio of photographic practice.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies

Pre-enrolment Preparation N/A
Group Size

A typical group size is between 7 - 15.

Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk

Terms and Conditions

All units must be achieved in order to gain the correct amount of credits for the level of qualification.

For Further Details

Please contact Amanda Broadley a.broadley@wakefield.ac.uk or 01924 789847 or ring Campus Office on 01924 789803.

Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Art & Design, Media
Client Group (W) Higher Education, 19+
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