Is this the course for you?
The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) will provide you with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities within the world of photography. This course is designed to develop the knowledge, technical skills, and understanding you will need in order to progress to further study and qualifications, or prepare you for a rewarding career in a number of creative fashion-based roles.
Through practical learning and immersive study, you will explore creative techniques, practical skills, media, and different applications of photography to develop your ability to capture and express ideas and forms through cameras and image construction. This course will teach you about the fundamentals of camera capture, studio set-up and lighting, location photography, analogue and darkroom practices, and digital manipulation.
More than just developing your creativity, expression, and artistic skills, you will also gain deeper knowledge of the theories and principles of photography, and increase your understanding of the photography industry as a whole, showing you where this exciting and creative pathway can take you and prepare you for your next steps.
So, whether you already know the specific creative career path you wish to follow, or want to progress on to further study and Higher Education, the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) could be the course you need to capture your perfect career.
What modules will you do?
You will develop skills, techniques, and knowledge of areas that can include:
- Image composition and construction
- Camera set-up
- Digital technology
- Analogue and darkroom practices
- Location photography
- Studio set-up and lighting
- Digital manipulation
- Employment in the photography industry
- Portfolio building
What do you need to apply?
- 2 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English Language
- Level 1 vocational qualification and a Level 1 English qualification
Additional information: You will have a review of your portfolio and ideally show some moderate success in the subject area
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to future employment in a number of art and design-based roles. These could include digital designer, photographer for events, fine art photographer, portrait artist, forensic photographer, wild-life photographer, continuity photographer, magazine house photographer, graphic designer, art director, fashion branding, and archivist.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography), you may wish to consider one of the following Level 3 courses:
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) (UAL)
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art) (UAL)
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion) (UAL)