BTEC Level 3 Photography

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BTEC Level 3 Photography:

This course in photography covers a wide range of specialist areas and disciplines, from traditional photographic processes to digital photography. The course allows learners to gain an understanding of both traditional and contemporary practice and will give students the opportunity to appreciate the work of other artists, photographers and designers. Working with your tutor, you may get the opportunity to publish your work online.

The 90 Credit qualifications is a one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels. Some mature students however may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.

This course offers a broad knowledge and understanding of photography and related areas including communication through Art & Design and ICT skills using Photoshop. Photographic studio, location and darkroom principles and practice, using specialist analogue and digital cameras and equipment ranging from small to large format. There are visits to London galleries and museums.

The Extended Diploma in Photography is an ideal route for students looking for places at universities and colleges and careers in photography. It provides a wide base of skills in all areas providing entry into other design areas. Alternatively, you could expect to be employed at junior level in a related job. You will have access to a range of career and further/higher education opportunities. Students progress onto specialist courses at Degree, Higher National Diploma, or Foundation Degree Level: you will be advised and supported in your UCAS applications with help on appropriate routes and portfolio preparation.

Additional entry requirements

Students need to have:Four GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4, including English or Mathematics or equivalent Level 2 Qualification. Portfolio of work. Successful interview and satisfactory reference. For second year entry (Extended Diploma) onto the Photography pathway, successful completion of a 90 Credit Diploma in Photography and satisfactory reference.

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Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019


Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BP


2 years


Full time


National Certificate/Diploma


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

More info: Funding may be available for students aged 16-18. Loan options are available for students aged 19 and above. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

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