Level 3 Diploma in Photography

Level 3 Diploma in Photography

Level 3 Diploma in Photography

If you are a creative person and have a keen interest in photography and an interest in increasing your skills in this subject to professional standards, then the BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography could be for you. You will gain practical experience in all aspects of photography using our professionally equipped photographic facility. This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to the 90 credit qualification over one year and progression to the full 180 credit qualification over 2 years.

All photography teaching staff have experience of working in the photographic industry.

Course structure


  • Film based Black & White and Colour Photography
  • Traditional Darkroom Skills
  • Studio and Location Photography
  • Experimental Photographic Techniques
  • Digital and Image Manipulation Skills
  • Specialist Photographic Applications including documentary, editorial, fashion, fine art and advertising
  • Historical Development in Photography

In your second year of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of Photography.

You will also have the opportunity to attend a residential trip abroad and regular exhibition visits as part of your course.

After you complete the course, you could progress to:

Higher Education courses in a related area such as Photography, Digital Photography, Photojournalism.

Study programme


This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

 

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above including one in an art-based subject and English or maths.

Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

You will showcase your portfolio of your work to show that you have some artistic interest and ability.

Course Summary

Length of study:   1 or 2 years

Start month: September

Term dates

Study campus: City

Study option(s): Full time

Course level: Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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