The HND in Photography offers you the unique opportunity to develop your own signature style and visual language in the creation of a professional photography portfolio.
This 2-year programme explores analytical and critical approaches to photographic imagery, together with the study of the critical context of photography. You will develop your technical, darkroom and studio skills whilst exploring images from a critical stance. At the end of the course you will be expected to create a professional portfolio of work which will assist you in pursuing a successful career in the industry.
Duration: 2 years
Intake Periods: January / September
Funding: Students taken this course may be eligible for course funding. Depending on your chosen intake, you must apply for funding within a certain period. Contact a programme advisor for further information.
Our goal is to provide you with the focused knowledge and understanding of Photography needed to qualify for entry-level, industry positions as Commercial or fine art Photographers, Picture Editors, Picture Researchers, Digital Retouchers, Digital Operators, Photographic Assistants, Professional Photographic Fine art Printers.
In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills that contribute to life learning, providing you with tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career.
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|EDITORIAL PORTRAIT PROJECT||FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT||PHOTO JOURNALISM PROJECT|
|Visual Communication in Art & Design||Studio Practice in Photography||Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation|
|Location Photography||Fashion Photography||Press Photography and Photo journalism|
|Darkroom Practice in Photography||Visual Language in Photography||Visual language in Photography|
|RESEARCH AND REFERENCING||SELF PROMOTION & EMPLOYABILITY||SELF PROMOTION & EMPLOYABILITY|
|Contextual and cultural referencing in Art & Design||Professional Practice in Art & Design||Professional Practice in Art & Design|
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|STILL LIFE PORTRAIT PROJECT||SELF DEVISED PROJECT||FINAL MAJOR PROJECT & EXHIBITION|
|Photographic Techniques||Ideas Generation and Development in Art & Design||Management of Art Exhibitions|
|Critical Study in Art & Design||Photographic Materials, Techniques and Technology||Ideas Generation and Development in Art & Design|
|Critical Study in Art & Design||Specialist Pactice in Photography|
|DIGITAL IMAGING FOR BEGINNERS||DIGITAL IMAGING FOR INTERMEDIATES||DIGITAL IMAGING ADVANCED|
|Digital Image Creation and Development||Digital Image Creation and Development||
Digital Image Creation and Development
This qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for progression directly into employment in the photography industry. Following you graduation you will be equipped to (provide) produce photographic content for a variety of photographic industries such as fine art galleries, advertising and editorial clients, websites, magazines and corporate clients. You will also be able to progress onto (further education through professional qualifications, undergraduate or postgraduate degrees) higher education on undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.