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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.

Sabaa Sacur

Sabaa Sacur

Photography student takes pictures for David Bowie exhibition

“I’ve enjoyed fashion photography, editing, using other materials and working with students from other courses to build my confidence. I’d encourage people to take the photography course at Leicester College because it will help them to make their photos come to life.”

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Digital Photography Summer – C6259

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 – C5261

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

Introduction to Abode Photoshop is a fantastic course opportunity for those wanting to progress into a creative role or enhance their current skill set. Covering a wide range of basic skills we will help you develop your confidence to use the tools within the programme and knowledge on editing photographs to a professional level

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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 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 04 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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. Our excellent photography facilities contain darkrooms and professional studios and digital mac suites that will allow you to explore and develop your photographic practice and understanding.

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

Course Code: C1268

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 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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Creative Media Practice Diploma level 3 – C1467

Course Code: C1467

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 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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Photography with Video Foundation Degree – C0029

Course Code: C0029

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 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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Photography BTEC Higher National Diploma – C1965

Course Code: C1965

Key Information

  • Start Date 22 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our industry-led photography course will help you gain the vital skills and knowledge required for a successful career in photography. You will develop photographic techniques built upon comprehensive practical study in our excellent photography studio. Our industry-experienced staff have helped our students win national photography competitions and provided working opportunities beyond the classroom.

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