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 Photography 90 Credit and Extended Diploma Level 3

Subject areas: Art and Design; Media (Film); Photography

If you are passionate about Photography, this is the course for you.

You will learn and be assessed by completing practical photography assignments. This will allow you to develop your practical skills from a variety of Photographic areas including: studio work, landscape photography, portraiture, Photoshop techniques, image manipulation, graphic design, and presentation techniques.

Your lecturers all have a working knowledge of the Photography industry and are still actively involved in the business outside of the College, resulting in accurate, up-to-date knowledge being shared in lectures.
In your first year you will study the 90 Credit Diploma. This can be standalone qualification that is equivalent to 3 AS levels. The Extended Diploma is completed in the second year and is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

You will study a total of 17 different units covering the different art practices such as, studio work, landscape photography, portraiture, Photoshop techniques, image manipulation, graphic design, and presentation techniques.

You will also look at core Art & Design issues relating to Ideas & Concepts, Communication through A&D, Contextual Studies and Materials, Techniques & Processes.
You will learn about how other photographers produce their work, how to research in order to generate ideas and how to analyse photographic work. You will develop your visual awareness and ability.

As a Photography student you will have access to all of our Art, Design & Media facilities, which include a Photography Studio and Darkroom, 2 iMac Editing Suites, 2 Art Studios, Ceramics and Pottery Studio (including Kiln), and a Television Studio. You will also be using industry standard software.

Work experience will be sourced with local employers to give you real world experiences that relate to the creative sector. You are supported in identifying organisations for your placements, or can generate these from your own contacts.

Trips are arranged regularly to Museums and Galleries in London and Liverpool, to tie in with the current study programme. You will also be able to meet a numerous of guest speakers including local Artists, Businesses and Creative Practitioners
5 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 or above), or equivalent (i.e Level 2 Diploma to a Merit standard) and a portfolio of photography work.
This course is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

For those aged 19+, this course will cost the following:

Year 1, 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 - £5421
Year 2, Extended Diploma Level 3 - £4079

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £21,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.
This course will take you 1-2 years, September to June, to complete. You will study at College for 3-4 days a week, 9.00am-4.30pm, plus 8-10 hours of independent study.

The course is also designed to allow free days to seek employment. 
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3 Level 3
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You will be assessed through Practical tasks (70%) such as group work, work based evidence, course work and presentations, which will be underpinned with Theory (30%) to give you a broad grounding in Photography practices.
Successful completion of the course would allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in Art and Design for the second year, and then on to Higher Education to study any aspect of Art & Design at university.

Should you decide to enter the world of employment the Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-levels grade A*-C.
You may be asked to pay some contribution towards educational visits and/or workshops approx £30 per year. You will also be expected to provide your own Photography materials e.g. films, photographic paper, sketchbooks, etc approx £150 per year.

Financial assistance can be gained from a means tested Bursary and Be Brilliant Foundation, this can be used against any of the additional costs.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College’s Course Guide, or you can contact the Information Officers on 01205 313218 who will send you an application form in the post.

For applications enquiries outside of the UK please contact the International Office on +44(0)1205 313212.

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