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Photography - Photography - Level 2 at North Kent College

Course description

Based within CIDA (Creative Industrial Design & Arts) this course introduces this skills required in digital and traditional silver-based technologies. The course allows aspiring photographers to explore a number of photographic genres; portrait, landscape, advertising and image manipulation and will include drawing, design, creative use of information technologies and historical and contextual understanding of the use of photography and the image. A broad view of photography is encouraged, that acknowledges elements from other disciplines of Art and Design.

Course content

This course delivers the essential skills required to pursue and gain access through to Level 3 as a Photographer, Darkroom or Studio Technician, Photo-Journalist, Photographic Digital Imager or Media and Multimedia Designer. Aspiring photographers will have an understanding of field of vision, lighting, filters within both the field and studio. Additionally film processing and hand-printing; digital imaging, editing and printing techniques; composition and image framing; use of digital image data files; image scanning and editing.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE grade D or above, or equivalent, plus Portfolio and Interview. Formal academic entry requirements may be waived for mature students however Portfolio and Interview will still apply.


Photographic and design Journals, research journals, portfolio and presentation.

Financial information

£150 company course contribution per year. plus materials/visits/exhibition contribution.

Future opportunities

Level 3 if attaining a sufficiently high overall grade and subject to further interview with portfolio.

Further information

Please contact the College

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: A4D132Q
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  • Number of planned places: 21