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Digital Photography – C6133

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Course Overview

This course is for adults aged 19+. Leicester College has a long tradition of teaching outstanding digital photography, printing, design, and online editing and publishing courses. Our professional studio, darkrooms and digital editing suites (along with a little help from lecturers and supervisors) provide outstanding facilities for full- and part-time learners.

This course is an adult-only course for 19-year-olds or older who are interested in photography and want to learn how to understand and use their own digital camera. If you are 18 or under and are interested in this course, please contact the digital media department.

White balance, resolution, pixels, aperture, shutter speeds …. if you are confused by these terms this is the right course for you.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The aim of this workshop is to give you confidence in using a digital camera, downloading your images and digitally outputting your work. You will be able to use your camera both in the studio and on location. It would be advantageous if you have your own camera but there will be the opportunity to borrow equipment from the College subject to availability. You will be given one or two basic briefs/tasks to work towards and be expected to keep a supporting sketchbook/log book.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required, however you will benefit if you have some previous experience and a keen interest in photography.

How you will be assessed

There is no formal summative assessment, only a series of formative exercises and tasks. A group exhibition can be arranged.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £75.00

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Other courses you can look at after the studio certificate could be the HNC in photography or digital/traditional certificates. After successful completion of this course, it may be possible to progress onto a foundation degree in photography. Other associated courses include the Introduction Adobe Photoshop and Advanced Adobe Photoshop offered here at Leicester College. A new evening course in Adobe Lightroom is also available.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.

For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short learner details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.

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