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Photography UAL Diploma Level 3 at Doncaster College

Course description

​The Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) is a one year course designed to introduce you to the skills needed to enter in to the photography profession.

Students learn to develop and print their own photographs using traditional wet based darkroom techniques alongside digital skills and techniques. 

All activities will be underpinned by a core of drawing/visualisation skills. The Course is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.

Course content

The course consists of a variety of practical and theory based projects and workshops providing an opportunity for learners to build confidence and expand their horizons within the field of photography.

Assignments on the course vary in timescale depending on the nature of the project. The course actively seeks to deliver ‘live’ assignments as part of a vocationally guided course. Live briefs have been delivered in collaboration with a variety of institutions including Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster Market, The Doncaster Belles and Doncaster Archives.


Entry requirements

  • 4-5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English
  • First Diploma in Art & Design Level 2 at Merit     
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • All students will need to present a portfolio of art work at interview.


Functional skills are embedded throughout the course, you may be required to take an exam and/or complete a portfolio to achieve these.

Student work is assessed continuously through a variety of summative and formative strategies built into practical, theory and work based activities.

Future opportunities

Previous National Diploma students have gone on to study Photography at degree level.

Opportunities exist to enter the Creative Industries at a Junior Level  but further study would be recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including fashion photographer, industrial/commercial and freelance photographer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Doncaster College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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