Who is the programme for?
Students over 16 wanting to specialise in Photography.
What is the programme structure?
The course runs over 2 years with each year split into units. The final part of the course is called the Final Major Project; this gives the student an opportunity to specialise, designing their own project to showcase their skills and creativity developed over the duration of the course.
What does the programme include?
The structure of the course is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of most aspects of Photography. This will include using both film and digital cameras and associated equipment. Students will learn how to use a black and white darkroom to develop and print their own work, as well as how to use sophisticated image manipulation techniques on Apple Mac computers, using industry standard software.
Projects will provide opportunities to explore studio photography, location photography and experimental image making. There is also an emphasis on idea development, professional practice and learning about the history of photography and art and design.
Are there any special facilities for the programme?
There is a large a modern studio, fully equipped darkroom, as well as Apple Mac suites with current software applications for editing. Many of the staff teaching on the course are also practising artists/ photographers publishing or exhibiting their work nationally and internationally.
Students are expected to have their own DSLR.
What award will I achieve?
Extended Diploma in Photography. This is equivalent to 3 A levels.
Mature students can present a portfolio of work.
Course Skills & Benefits
Sketchbooks, portfolio, film and photographic paper as well as a DSLR camera.
19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.