Course overviewPhotography Level 3 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.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LGF1848C01-1||05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023||1 years||Mon, Tues & Weds||11.89||09:15||College Green Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
You will need to have a passion for photography and image production.
This course is for people who are excited about learning, experimenting and developing their photography skills. You will have the opportunity to work independently on practical project.
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
- 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.
Course 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.
When you complete 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.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.
While the college has some DSLR cameras available for students to borrow, most students choose to purchase their own camera allowing them more opportunities to shoot images in their own time.
Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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