UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography
1. Qualification details
|Qualification name||BTEC Diploma in Photography|
|Qualification level||Level 3|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Full time|
|Course start date||07 September 2020|
|Additional price description||Please see the college website for fee details|
|Funding information||Advanced Learner Loans available|
|Attendance pattern||Daytime/working hours|
2. Course description
The course is aimed at those students who wish to pursue a career in professional photography or who want to progress to higher education. The course gives you the opportunity to explore Photography in a contemporary and progressive manner. You will learn to use the camera as a tool of documentation and expression supported by the technical aspects of camera techniques. You will learn how to use black and white 35mm, medium and large format film, how to use a digital SLR, image manipulation with the software packages Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Related studies explore the issues of visual communication, history of art and design and computer applications. **Year One** * Films and processing * Studio Photography * Concept Building * Digital Manipulation * Moving Image * Black and white printing * Lighting * Practical assignments (mixed media) * Digital SLR Additional areas covered are computer/design skills, historical studies and technical studies. **Year Two** A negotiated programme of study based upon individual needs/areas of interests Throughout both years there is regular tutorial support from tutors with professional experience. You will be required to continue with projects independently and it is expected that there will be 10-12 hours independent study undertaken at home each week.
3. Entry requirements
You will need: * 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or higher, including English, Maths and a creative-based subject * A portfolio of creative work for interview Or: * A Merit grade in a relevant Level 2 Diploma * Either GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4 (C) or higher Substantial Level 2 vocational qualifications in relevant subjects will be accepted as GCSE equivalent (with the exception of English and Maths). You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.
4. Equipment required
No equipment required
5. Assessment method
The work on the course is project/assignment based, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Some units will be subject to external assessment. The units in the first two terms are assessed at Pass grade only. The final unit is awarded a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. This unit is achieved through a personal proposal and exhibition and decides the overall grade for the qualification.
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