The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Photography (QCF) provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the photography sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
This course offers a number of different elements of photography. These include: advertising photography, location photography, photo journalism, portraiture, etc. There is a strong emphasis is specialist advanced techniques and opportunites for developing a personal style and developing a professional portfolio. The broad variety of modules will help you discover which area of photography you are particularly passionate about and we will offer the career guidance you need to pursue that passion professionally.
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WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR
The course is aimed at students wanting to develop a career in various strands of the photography industry such as, Advertising, Fine Art, Photojournalism, Documentary, Editorial and Fashion. Our students also develop skills that can enable them to develop careers in a wide range of related industries such as Arts Administration, Education, Media Practice and research and much more.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE
We foster a creative and professionally focused environment for each student to ensure that the knowledge acquired, contributes to the brokering of new connections and an empowering career. Through our curriculum and the diversity within the classroom and student community you can enjoy a dynamic, creative and culturally inspiring education. Experience an interdisciplinary, discursive and innovative approach to Higher Education that involves the fostering of an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE
You will develop your technical skills of photography, whilst exploring images from a critical stance and develop your practical skills in the field or in and studio. Through demonstrating professional skills, techniques and critical understanding, you will be expected to create a professional portfolio of work which will assist you in pursuing a successful career in the industry.
- Synthesis of a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to photography
- Application of complex theories to practice realistic work situations in photography sectors
- Developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the field of photography
- Independence of approach to study and the generation of photography evidence
- Ability to engage with complex and/or unpredictable situations in photography contexts
- Ability to take responsibility to manage and direct your own and others’ activities
- Insight and judgment in relation to the margins and consequences of error
- Research and investigative skills
- Develop learners’ skills in communication and presentation
- Ability to innovate and work in a creative way
This course is taught through the following methods and activities:
- Lectures by staff or visiting specialists exploring current issues and the history of Photography
- Demonstrations of techniques which you will then learn yourself Practical workshops developing visual, technical or research skills
- Field trips with lecturers to explore and evaluate a range of Photography related events, films, exhibitions or studio visits
- Group discussions sharing your wider knowledge and experience with your peers One-to-One feedback from tutors to help with particular aspects of your work and your direction within the programme
- Research, including inductions, guidance and mini-projects to help you develop effective techniques and to avoid plagiarism. Useful services include
- Presentations in informal and formal or digitally recorded settings.
- Design Assignments in which you will apply research, techniques and processes to developing original still and moving imagery and photography environments
- Portfolio Presentations in which you will use presentation techniques to emphasise intended outcomes and document items you have designed
- Written Assignments in which you will produce illustrated papers examining subjects of relevance to your interests photography
Our HNC provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the photography sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
The course offers a progression route for learners to further study on a HND Diploma in Photography. Learners will be able to develop a portfolio of work which can contribute towards a specialist Photography degree and assist with entry to employment specialising in photography.
In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education at LCCA will see you develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills, providing you with tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career.