This course is ideal for passionate photographers who want to explore the
medium of photography while achieving a nationally recognised qualification. The
course provides students with an exceptional portfolio ensuring access to
University. You will also receive valuable advice on how to get started as a
The study programme will allow you to explore creative photography and
develop a career in the photographic industry by completing projects based on
realistic workplace situations, artistic live briefs and activities. This course
will give you the skills you need to become a creative photographer with
professional industry skills and an in-depth insight into the creative and
artistic world of photography.
The Level 3 qualification is designed for students who want to further
develop their photography knowledge and skills and develops students’ knowledge,
skills and understanding in areas such as camera techniques, image processing
and manipulation, history of photography and styles of photography such as
portrait, location and documentary.
It is the substantial qualification
component of the study programme and aims to help students develop the skills
and understanding required to work in the sector or to undertake further
Students will develop generic, transferable skills valued by employers, such
as communication, planning and health and safety principles.
They will also research job opportunities or freelance options and assess
their strengths in areas such as positive attitude, punctuality and
Skills include: Using SLR and DSLR cameras, Composition and
visual design, Visual language and communication, Contextual awareness,
Professional Practice, Recording Light, Problem solving, Concept development,
Critique, Professional studio and Location Practice, 3D photography and design,
Introduction to research, Introduction to Evaluation and Reflection,
Professional Workflow, Project Development, Digital Manipulation, Digital
interfaces, Analogue photography processes, Mixed Media techniques and
Hidden Skills: Confidence, Articulation, Professional
terminology, Collaboration, Time management, Organisation, Techniques and
Processes, Independent learning, Professional environments, Critical thinking,
Problem solving. Mathematics, English Language.
Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Photographic Technician £14K-£35K
(Source: National Careers
Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available
at all levels.