Creative and Professional Photography Level 3

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Creative and Professional Photography Level 3:

This Extended level 3 Diploma in creative and professional photography aims to prepare you for higher education and give you a broad range of ability and knowledge. The course is taught vocationally, with an emphasis on the specialist skills you will need in the industry as well as the core, practical understanding that is essential to succeed. An option to move onto higher education upon completion of this course in either broad based Photography or a more specialised, related field is the norm. The course will also give you a vast range of employability skills.

Photography is a discipline that is very varied; we will work to briefs in the following areas: Digital imaging and manipulation; History of art and photography; Darkroom practice; Location photography; Studio photography and Experimental imagery. You will produce project work in the first year that covers all these areas, with an emphasis on developing and responding to briefs in an independent and creative way. The second year goes into more depth in all the briefs you are assigned, but you will have even more freedom to specialise in the area you wish to progress into through the Final Major project.

There are 13 units across the two years of the programme. 7 mandatory units, of which 3 are internally assessed and 4 are externally assessed. There are an additional 6 optional units which are also internally assessed. You will achieve an extended diploma in photography at pass, merit or distinction. This is equivalent to 3 A levels and is a valid qualification to progress to higher education. Progression from this course normally moves into higher education onto a HND, Foundation degree or BA Hons in Photography or a related subject.

Additional entry requirements

You should have at least 4 GCSE ‘s at grade C/4 or above, one of these must be in Art or photography and English language is preferred, or a BTEC level 2 diploma in art and design at a merit grade or above.

Course reference: CACAA092BCF0 (use this when contacting provider)

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Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019
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Solihull, B91 1SB


2 years


Full time


National Certificate/Diploma


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

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