Level Three Foundation Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

This course is for anyone wishing to pursue a career in photography or in related industries. You will gain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge, which will prepare you for continued study at a higher level or entry into employment.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Photographic media and technology
  • Ideas and concepts
  • Digital image capturing and editing
  • Studio photography
  • Location photography
  • Experimental imagery in photography
  • Image manipulation using computer applications
  • Narrative image making

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter, a large portion of coursework is assessed through projects.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 to include English
  • Or level two diploma (merit)
  • Or first diploma (merit)
  • Or NVQ level two
  • Or equivalent

What next?

Successful completion of the extended diploma qualification, similar or other further study, to employment within the industry and to higher education courses. The extended diploma will qualify you for entry onto foundation degree or undergraduate degree programmes at universities and colleges throughout the country. This includes  the BA (Hons) Degree in Photography, BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Photography and BA in Media (Journalism)

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Spring Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide