This course explores a variety of approaches to the production and presentation of photographic imagery, both analogue and digital. It incorporates a stimulating combination of practical and theoretical work in contemporary photography, printmaking, post-production, visual language and critical-thinking skills, which will support your personal development.

You will go on a variety of study visits to galleries and museums, which are selected to guide and enrich your personal learning experience.

This course provides a broad base in photography, which covers camera handling, studio work and dark-room practice. Over two years, you will explore a wide range of challenging projects such as commercial art, documentary bookmaking, and digital manipulation.

As you progress, you will begin to specialise in an area of your choice, such as photo-journalism, reportage, portraiture or commercial photography. This will start to inform your practice and prepare you for industry or university.

Through guided work experience, you will have the opportunity to work on live projects, where you will be producing artwork to meet clients needs; this will also develop your professional working standards and practice.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.