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Photography (Level 3)


Why study this course?

This is the ideal course if you are interested in a career in photography. The programme combines darkroom, digital, studio and location photography along with the history of photography. You will learn by working on exciting photography projects and meet visiting professional photographers to gain a valuable insight into your chosen career.

What will I study?

You will develop a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities that are required for a career in photography. Training is given on industry standard design software including the Adobe creative suite. You will work with both digital and film-based photography.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

It will prepare you for undergraduate study, including the HNC and HND Photography course at Tresham College or Bedford College.

Are there any additional costs?

• Digital camera with manual controls
• Sketchbooks, pencils, pens, films, photographic paper and hard drives to back up your digital photographs.
• Two trips per year approx. £15 per trip

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

Entry is subject to a successful interview which must be supported with a portfolio.

Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer, we are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We therefore want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to applying for one of our programmes starting in September 2020. We are committed to ensuring that the challenges of the current situation will not prevent our future students from achieving their full potential, we are with you every step of the way. To apply online, select the 'Apply' button. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

What qualifications will I gain?

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Up to 168