Course overview

Photographic Practices Module Level 4 City of Bristol College

The Photographic Practices Module Level 4 course is part of the HN Flex programme, which allows students to study individual units and gain a Certificate of Unit Credit, with the opportunity to progress onto a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

This HN Flex course allows students to learn photography techniques and practices, and to build up a portfolio of work that will support professional development or progression into further study.

The Unit is one from the Pearson HN Art & Design Framework – Photography pathway and can be used as credit towards completing a full Higher National Certificate or Diploma.

Dates and applications

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Photographic Practices Module Level 4 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
HGP0525A02-1
Dates
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Duration
Flexible, contact College
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Fee
This course costs £500 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
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Photographic Practices Module Level 4 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
HGP0525A02-1
Dates
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Duration
Flexible, contact College
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Enquire
Start Time
Enquire
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Enquire Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
HGP0525A02-1 Variable Dates Flexible, contact College Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire Enquire College Green Centre
This course costs £500 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
Enquire Apply
HGP0525A02-1 Variable Dates Flexible, contact College Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire Enquire College Green Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Enquire Apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone aged 19 or over who is interested in gaining knowledge and experience in photography, but for whom a full qualification may not be suitable. You might be already employed and want to develop professionally, needing to fulfil criteria for another qualification, or simply unable to commit to a full qualification.

You’ll benefit from expert teaching from our professional Photography team at the College alongside students on our Higher Education Photography programmes, whilst undertaking a project that supports you to develop technical skills and build a portfolio of work.

What you'll learn

The HN unit is very flexible and can be tailored focus on any of the following areas within the subject:

  • Studio Photography
  • Location Photography
  • Digital Image Production
  • Image Manipulation
  • Darkroom Practice

You will develop skills in pre- and post-production, including:

  • Research
  • Image editing
  • Print production
  • Professional software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Course entry requirements

As the unit is delivered at Level 4, candidates should have a Level 3 qualification. This doesn’t have to be in photography, but we do expect candidates to have some background experience of photography in a non-professional capacity.

You should have English and Maths at GCSE grade 4 or Level 2. If you don’t have this, we can undertake an Initial Assessment to help you to show you can work at this attainment level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered through classroom/studio sessions. Candidates will infill with our Higher Education Photography students in college and will engage in taught content and assignment tasks for the part of the course that you join. You’ll be set an assignment that you will complete under the expert guidance of our Photography lecturers.

Future career and study opportunities

This unit is from the Pearson HN Art & Design Framework – Photography pathway, and can be used as credit towards a full Higher National Certificate or Diploma. You could study additional units within Photography or the further Creative subject. You can discuss all your options with your unit teachers.

Additional costs

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.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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