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Photography Level 3 Extended Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This course will provide students with the opportunity to progress into their second year of study in Photography. The course provides a sound technical background and will help students develop both commercial and personally creative work. Students will work with both traditional methods of image making as well as digital methods. All photography students will have access to our specialised equipment and facilities. This includes a fully equipped darkroom, photographic studio with an infinity c

Course content

You will study a range of photographic units surrounding themes such as portraiture, college life and magazine covers. Through completing these projects you will gain knowledge of photographic techniques and processes whilst being required to develop ideas and concepts that can be communicated through a photograph. Specialist units focus on the use of digital manipulation software such as Photoshop and Lightroom, studio lighting techniques, experimental use of the photographic medium, specif

Entry requirements

90 Credit Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) and completion of summer project.


100% Coursework. Students are required to record their project development in an appropriate format for each assignment e.g. sketchbook. Progress is monitored by continuous assessment procedures. Students receive regular feedback at assessment points during the course. Students will be required to complete all units and the points scored for each unit form the end grade.

Financial information

A Digital SLR Camera and 35mm SLR is desirable but not essential.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) can move on to a higher programme of study either within the College or at university, or gain employment within the photographic industry.

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: B0480
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    • A whole campus dedicated to the arts, Hinckley is home to an enticing mix of all things creative and houses some of the best facilities in the local area.

      • Graphics studio
      • Photography studio (including infinity cove) and darkroom
      • Music recording studio
      • Woodwork studio
      • Raku kilns
      • Extensive learning and resource centre
      • Apple Mac suites
      • Theatre
      • Art/materials shop
      • Student Centre
      • Library
      • Refectory – serving Starbucks Coffee

      Subjects available to study at this campus include:

      • Art & Design
      • Computing
      • Fashion & Textiles
      • Graphic Design
      • Interior Design
      • Journalism
      • Media
      • Music Performance
      • Music Technology
      • Performing Arts

      To find out more about North Warwickshire & Hinckley College:

      024 7624 3000