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Photography and Video Courses

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.

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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 and Design Practice (Photography) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1268

Course Code: C1268

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

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 into a full-time photography level 3 course and progress to university and/or work in the photography industry.

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Art and Design Skills (Photography and Graphics) BTEC Diploma level 2 – C1325

Course Code: C1325

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our established Digital Art Department offers this course aimed at those who are interested in Photography and Graphics. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development and evaluation.

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Art Design (Photography and Digital Imaging) BTEC Extended Diploma – C0590

Course Code: C0590

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • 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 Practice (TV and Film) Diploma level 3 – C1980

Course Code: C1980

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The UK’s audio-visual sector is already the largest in Europe. 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 effectively on your own and in a team then this is an ideal course for you.

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Creative Media Practice Diploma level 3 – C1467

Course Code: C1467

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Through practical and theoretical work, our one-year course is designed to develop a broad range of skills transferable in the creative industry. You will complete modules in photography, graphic design, and media production. With access to expert teaching, work experience and fantastic facilities, we will help you towards a career in creative media.

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Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma Level 2 – C0599

Course Code: C0599

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • 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 enrolled […]

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Photography HNC – C6329

Course Code: C6329

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Explore and develop your photography skills with our two year, part-time course, through industry-led teaching and access to our excellent photograph facilities, you will open up opportunities in your current job or a new career pathway. With a variety of modules, you will find your niche and be inspired to further your skills.

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Photography with Video Foundation Degree – C0029

Course Code: C0029

Key Information

  • Start Date 21 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Opportunities in the creative industry are thriving. This 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.

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Digital Photography – C6305

Course Code: C6305

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Oct 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Broaden your knowledge of digital photography and progress your career or personal aspirations with this part-time course. Our expert teaching staff will support you with completing on-going assignment tasks in our outstanding creative facilities. You will develop your confidence in using digital cameras, editing software and darkrooms to produce professional skills in photography.

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