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.

Sheima Toukal

Sheima Toukal

Ilford Photo Competition Runner-up

Ilford Photo announced the UK winner of their 2018/19 Student Photography Competition 'Reading between the lines'. BTEC Level 3 Photography student Sheima Toukal won runner-up prize for her image.

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Art and Design (Photography and Graphic Design) BTEC Diploma Level 2

Course Code: C0598

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Leicester College has a large creative and digital arts department of over 300 full-time students. Within the area of digital arts, this course is aimed at those who enjoy creative subjects and wish to start a career in graphic design, photography, or interactive media, and want to gain a qualification equivalent to four GCSEs grade […]

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Art and Design (Photography) Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C0589

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Photography level 3 course is the first year of a two year Extended Diploma. This course is ideal for complete beginners/anyone who are 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 […]

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Creative Media Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C0591

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media course is the first 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 […]

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Creative Media Film and TV Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C5788

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC level 3 90 credit Diploma in Creative Media Film and TV course is the first year of a two year extended diploma. If you have an interest in film and television, want to discover how to understand, plan, produce and present different moving-image products and are creative, analytical, and able to work […]

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Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma Level 2

Course Code: C0599

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This level 2 course is ideal for people wishing to pursue a career in the creative media industry, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television and are considering progression onto a level 3 creative media qualification. The course is equivalent to three GCSEs at grade 4/C. If you are aged 16-18, you will be […]

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Media Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C5820

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The media sector is expanding into exciting new areas, this is an exciting course for those adults who want to pursue their talents in this field further at university. Here you will learn a broad range of digital media techniques including: Film Photography Graphics This course is designed for you if you are […]

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Photography HNC

Course Code: C6329

Key Information

  • Start Date 05 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced staff, this course provides essential skills, knowledge and understanding of photography to support your progress within the creative industries. This two-year evening course takes place at our St Margaret’s campus, where our excellent photography facilities contain darkrooms and professional studios and digital mac suites that will allow you to […]

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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 […]

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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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