Photography and video

Photography, video and media

We have an impressive range of video and photography courses, ranging from evening and part time workshops to foundation degrees. Our excellent facilities include video and sound editing workshops, industry-standard studios and an array of dark rooms to ensure learners get a hands-on understanding of professional tools and technologies.

Courses are available from entry level through to university level. We have extensive links with industry to help you network and gain industry experiences.

Who are the video and photography courses for?

The higher-level courses (such as the foundation degree) are designed for learners who already have a portfolio of work and some photography/video experience, while our part-time courses at all levels can be fitted around work or other commitments. We also offer a broad range of full-time courses at levels 2 and 3 which are suitable for school leavers as well as adults. For adult learners wishing to join a course, you may be offered an interview and your previous experience can be taken into account if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade 4 (C).

Further Information

Work experience will form part of your full-time course. These courses are generally assessed on the work you do on an ongoing basis rather than via traditional exams. You may need to buy some special equipment for some courses, and higher level courses often require a portfolio of work which you will show the tutors at interview. Courses often involve trips to galleries, museums and exhibitions. Some learners also enter competitions.

Danielle Thrower

Danielle Thrower

Ilford Photo Competition Highly Commended

Ilford Photo Competition announced the UK winner of their 2018/19 Student Photography Competition 'Reading between the lines'. BTEC Level 3 Photography student Danielle Thrower achieving Highly Commended for her picture.

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Art Design (Photography and Digital Imaging) BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Code: C0590

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is ideal for anyone who is passionate about taking photographs using traditional and digital technology. If you are studying an art or photography GCSE, this is the natural progression to go into a full-time photography level 3 course and progress to university and/or work in the photography industry. If you are aged 16-18, […]

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Creative Media BTEC Ext Diploma Level 3 Year 2

Course Code: C0592

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media course is the second year of a two year Extended Diploma. The programme area of digital arts offers this broad-based level 3 full-time course which covers media theory, research, video/TV production, radio news/music programming, marketing, graphic design, photography, journalism and magazine/web publishing. The extended diploma […]

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Photography with Video Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0029

Key Information

  • Start Date 17 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The foundation degree in photography and video is equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree and this photo pathway responds to the huge demand for still images in contemporary life while offering skills in new media and video technologies. This course gives you the opportunity to further develop and explore your […]

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Digital Photography

Course Code: C6305

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

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 students. This course is an […]

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Course Code: C5166

Key Information

  • Start Date 31 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Leicester College has a long history of teaching digital printing and online editing and publishing courses. This is a five week/15 hour Adobe Photoshop course introducing you to the basic tools, techniques and processes in photo retouching and photo montaging. It is primarily for those who have limited […]

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Digital Photography

Course Code: C6133

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

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 […]

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Studio Photography

Course Code: C6128

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Leicester College has a long history of teaching digital photography, printing, design, and online editing and publishing courses. Our professional studio, darkrooms, and digital editing suites (alongside the lecturers and supervisors ) provide outstanding facilities for full- and part-time students. This course is an adult only course for […]

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Digital Photography Summer

Course Code: C6259

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Getting started in photography can be nerve wrecking, you may not understand the technical terms or how to use the camera to create artistic photographs. Our course is design to inspire you to develop the knowledge and confidence to take photos at a professional level. You’ll have access to our outstanding facilities to aid your learning, whilst learning the technical aspects of photography.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Course Code: C5261

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Leicester College has a long history of teaching digital printing and online editing and publishing courses. This is a five week/15 hour Adobe Photoshop course for adults introducing you to the basic tools, techniques and processes in photo retouching and photo montaging. It is primarily for those who […]

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