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Photography 90 Credit Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

Progression from the 90 credit diploma leads to a 2nd year on an extended diploma or foundation degree.

Course content

You will be studying 18 Units over 2 academic years to obtain the Extended Diploma, 9 of which you complete in Year 1 (90 Credit Diploma), focusing on areas of art and photography theory, film and darkroom, studio and digital manipulation.

Examples of Units and projects you will be studying are:

-Visual Communication
-Contextual Studies
-Life drawing
-Darkroom practice
-Studio Techniques
-Location Techniques

Entry requirements

To apply for a place on this highly popular course, you need to hold at least 4 GCSEs including English Language and Art at a grade 'C/4' or above. You should have an interest in art and photography, be able to work in a team as well as be independent, creative and willing to experiment and explore new things.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.


You must complete all 18 Units over the 2 year programme in order to achieve the full Extended Diploma.
There are 5 core units which must be completed in the first year of the 90 credit diploma, with 4 specialist units.
The second year of study on the Extended Diploma covers another 9 units, one of which is a double Final Major Project unit, where you can specialise in a project or theme of your choice.
Assessment is via practical assignments, course work, presentations and class work in each unit. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each completed Unit.

Future opportunities

If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying on a degree programme at University or internally here at Solihull College. The majority of our students stay with us on the HND in Photography.

Further information

This is a specialist course and requires particular equipment. A manual SLR camera is a requirement of the course with an upgrade to a digital SLR in the 2nd year. There is a kit payment of £130 which is payable at enrolment, that includes all equipment and materials for the year of study.
Student finance offers help and support to students from low income families.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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