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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

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Course CodeB0480
Academic Year1819
Dates10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019
Location NameHinckley Campus
AreaCreative Design
Mode Of ProvisionFull Time
IntroductionThis course will provide students with the opportunity to progress into their second year of study in Photography. The course provides a sound technical background and will help students develop both commercial and personally creative work. Students will work with both traditional methods of image making as well as digital methods. All photography students will have access to our specialised equipment and facilities. This includes a fully equipped darkroom, photographic studio with an infinity cove and industry standard computers and software.
Study OutlineYou will study a range of photographic units surrounding themes such as portraiture, college life and magazine covers. Through completing these projects you will gain knowledge of photographic techniques and processes whilst being required to develop ideas and concepts that can be communicated through a photograph. Specialist units focus on the use of digital manipulation software such as Photoshop and Lightroom, studio lighting techniques, experimental use of the photographic medium and location camera techniques.
Entry Requirements90 Credit/ National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) and completion of summer project.
EquipmentA Digital SLR Camera and 35mm SLR is desirable but not essential.
AttendanceOne year, full time.
AssessmentAssessment will be through work checks, critiques, tutor and learner reviews, formal assessment of portfolio. Five units are internally assessed, two units are externally assessed. Students are required to record their project development in an appropriate format for each assignment e.g. sketchbook. Progress is monitored by continuous assessment procedures. Students receive regular feedback at assessment points during the course. Students will be required to complete all units and the points scored for each unit form the end grade.
ProgressionStudents who successfully complete the Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) can move on to a higher programme of study either within the College or at university, or gain employment within the photographic industry.
QualificationExtended Diploma
Awarding BodyEDEXCEL
Level3
Available Full-time?Y
Available Part-time?N
Suitable for Higher Education?N
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?N
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