Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)
This two-year Photography with Motion Graphics course is the equivalent to two A levels.
Students who successfully complete this course can apply directly to University entry or apply for our one year Foundation Diploma in Digital Content Creation or Art & Design or onto higher level study.
The programme typically runs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
Year One establishes a broad creative base developed from a range of Photography and Art and Design units.
Year Two focuses on further developing your digital skills through Photography and Motion Graphics within chosen pathways through internal assignments and live projects.
Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) (Year 1)
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Modules may include
Unit 1 Art and Design in Context
Unit 10 How Artists and designers Use 2D Materials, Techniques and Processes
Unit 12 Planning, Researching and Developing Ideas for a Specialist Art or Design Brief
Unit 13 Realising an Outcome for a Specialist Art or Design Brief
Unit 14 Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork
Unit 16 Exhibiting and Presenting Artwork
Unit 22 Portrait Photography
Unit 23 Exploring Artists as Photographers
Unit 24 Digital Image Creation
Unit 25 Landscape Photography
Unit 31 Motion Graphics
Unit 35 Design for Advertising
Skills areas studied may include:
- Digital Photography – image editing and manipulation
- Experimental Imagery
- Analogue Photography - darkroom
- Studio Photography – product, portrait, still life
- Landscape Photography
- Motion Graphics
- Digital Content Creation
- Research Skills
You will also exhibit your work as part of the course alongside other courses within the creative department.
You will work towards a Personal Development qualification and you will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve your employability.
Many of our students progress to further study at a higher level. Some may apply for entry to the University of their choice, but many choose to stay with us for the Foundation Diploma in Art & design or our new Foundation Diploma in Digital Content Creation moving into Higher Education or employment from there.
Further study could lead to many career options within the photographic, art, motion graphics or graphic design industries.
4 GCSEs grades A-C, preferably including Art, Photography, MIA or Media or a Level 2 equivalent qualification.
You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy or ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths or Computing.
At interview, you must bring a portfolio of work displaying an interest and ability in Photography and/or Art & Design. Details of this will be confirmed in the email invitation at a later date.
As this is a full time Photography course you are advised to have access to your own Digital SLR or mirrorless camera. A limited number of college cameras are available for class use only.
If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.Explore Further Education
Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)
This one year, full-time photography course (15 hours per week) is aimed at preparing post A-level and mature students alike who perhaps do not yet have the necessary entry requirements or portfolio for entry into higher-level qualifications.
Leisure Digital Photography
This series of workshops helps photographers develop their skills in using digital media with their photography.