Course overview

Photography City of Bristol College

This full-time, one-year course gives you a solid understanding of creative and technical photographic practices, skills and techniques. This course is part of a wider study programme, which includes a tutorial and personal development element, work experience opportunities through outside set projects and design challenges.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 and adults aged 19 and over. Students with a passion for photography and image production and are willing to learn, experiment and develop your skills and have the motivation to work independently on practical project will succeed on this course.

What you'll learn

This course consists of eight units which will focus on visual recording skills, exploration of materials, techniques and processes as well as generating ideas and concepts. Through a wide range of practical work-based projects, you will work on design briefs in artistic photography, image editing and manipulation, experimental photography and pre and post-production photography. If you successfully complete this course, you can then continue onto the Extended Diploma where you will grow and develop this knowledge.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you must hold five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above which must include English and/or Maths or equivalent such as a Level 2 Functional Skills, a higher Diploma or an NVQ 2. Ideal candidates will have GCSE English and maths at minimum grade 4 or equivalent. You will be enrolled on the Diploma, which is a one year course. Upon successful completion of year one, you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course will be assessed through written and practical means. You will present your work in sketchbooks, blogs and in different practical formats. You will be assessed on your research, development and experimentation as well as final outcomes.

Future career and study opportunities

After successful completion of the Diploma course, you can choose to progress onto the Extended Diploma in Photography in a second year. You can also progress onto one of our other Extended Diplomas to transfer your skills, for example in Interactive Design, Art and Design or Graphic Design. You may choose to leave on completing the 90 Credit Diploma to go into Higher Education, find employment or an apprenticeship.

Additional costs

There is no formal kit list for consumables, but if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Fees and applications

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Photography College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1650C01-1
Dates
01/09/2020 - 24/06/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
Mon Tues & Thurs
Hours per week
14.83
Start Time
09:15
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £5421. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1650C01-1 01/09/2020 - 24/06/2021 1 years Mon Tues & Thurs 14.83 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £5421. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
Apply