Looking to learn highly-employable skills and start a new career in the creative industries? This course has been designed to provide you with a core understanding of the fundamentals of photography, and prepare you for a career in the contemporary creative industries. A practical, employment-focused and cost-effective alternative to expensive university courses, this vocational course will teach you the skills required to get you into the creative workplace.

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Depending on numbers, there will be an option for progression on to a HND at the college. On completion of the HND you are able to progress to a one-year top up to a BA (Hons) degree at university, and then on to a Masters if you wish, or go directly into employment.

 

What jobs can I get? 

Commercial Photographer, Fine Art Photographer, Food Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Wildlife Photographer, Stylist, Wedding Photographer, Photographer’s Assistant, Photographic Retoucher, Photography Agency Worker and Freelancer, plus many more.

 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

  • A portfolio of Art and Design work or a portfolio that demonstrates creative work in Photography

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 minimum (formerly C), to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus

  • Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, or

  • A Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or

  • Subject-related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, or

  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e grade C in a relevant subject)

NB. These admission criteria may not apply if you are a mature student aged 21+, please contact the course team to discuss.

 

International entry requirements

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you can enter our Degree Level programmes with the appropriate academic qualifications and UKVI IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 (depending on the programme). We accept a wide range of qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons.

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What about work experience? 

If you have work experience in art and design or indeed photography then that would add weight to your application.

As part of this course there will be opportunities for students to engage in our work experince programme.

Course costs

Costs 

£6,750 per academic year

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

Course content

Course Content 

You will study a wide range of digital and traditional skills and techniques, including camera work, studio lighting, location shooting, styling, retouching and manipulation, delivered by an experienced photographic and design team. You will benefit from ample contact time with specialist staff, small studio sizes and industry-standard equipment.

Complementing the practical work is a programme of workshops, lectures, visiting speakers, live projects and work-based experience, encouraging you to grow as an artist who can demonstrate the skills and original, critical thinking that employers need.

The programme of study has been developed by professionals who have held senior posts at national creative companies and have also worked for high calibre regional employers in the creative sector. It is taught by an experienced teaching team who are all practicing creatives in their own rights, enabling students to receive the relevant knowledge and expertise needed in today’s fast-paced creative industries.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2021

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

P311

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

BTEC/EDEXCEL

More about the course 

There is an annual End of Year exhibition held at the studios, which has proved extremely popular with fellow students, the general public and the local press. Invitations are accepted by local businesses and industry, with whom the College has good working relationships.

The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

P311

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

BTEC/EDEXCEL

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