The Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design, Photography provides young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to the extended diploma, higher education, or into employment. Learners will explore technique, skill and media in the first year, grounding their abilities to capture and express ideas and forms through cameras and image construction. They will specifically develop skills in camera capture, studio set-up and lighting, location photography, analogue and darkroom practices and digital manipulation; they will additionally gain understanding of research and historical context, how to explore media and how to finish and present work.
Our minimum entry criteria may be altered at any stage up to and including enrolment. All offers are subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment.
For some of the programmes we offer you will require:
5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*- C or 9 - 4 including English and /or maths, or equivalent level 2 vocational qualification at merit or above (or pass if equivalent level 2 vocational qualification if pass or fail only).
Preferable English & Maths at Grade C or above,
L2 in related subject area or 5 GCSEs at C or better,
Review of portfolio, ideally showing some attempts with moderate success in the subject area.
Please enquire for more information.
Photographer for events
Fine art Photographer
Magazine house Photographer
Awarding body, assessment method and more
L3 UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Year 1/1),
L3 UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Photography (Year 1/1),
L3 OCNLR Access to HE Diploma in Creative and Digital Media (Year 1/1)
Assignment and coursework
Other asessment method(s): Observation of practical workshops and Final project outcomes.
Digital SLR camera
4g or higher SD card
camera lenses (at least 18-55 mm, additional ones thereafter)
£20 -30 travel credit for the year
University of the Arts London