The Photography HNC/HND course provides an introduction into a wide range of photographical disciplines, allowing you to enter whichever aspect of the photography industry you wish. This introductory programme is well-suited to school leavers looking to gain a position in the industry or those hoping to study photography at university.
Over one year, you will concentrate on a number of different elements of photography. These include: studio photography, location photography, photojournalism and digital postproduction. 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.
Upon successful completion of the HNC, you will be able to progress onto the HND in Photography for a further one year of study.
|KEY COURSE INFORMATION|
HNC First Year - HND Second Year
March, June and October
UK/EU £6200 (SFE funding available)
Additional Costs: £500 to include purchase of equipment and materials and travel to external venues
HNC- level 4 HND- level 5
|Non -Academic Entry Requirements||
All applicants need to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of work that demonstrates a range of creative thinking and technical skills applied to your chosen subject or other design related projects. You will also undertake a literacy and numeracy diagnostic test. (Full list of entry requirements can be view below)
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 Portraiture, Editorial, Advertising, Conceptual/Fine Art, Fashion, Documentary and Photojournalism. 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 the studio. The final semester will demonstrate the expert skills you have mastered throughout the programme through the creation of your own project. 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
- Ability to innovate and work in a creative way
- Develop and present a professional portfolio in an appropriate format
- Creative and practical understanding of the different genres 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
Our HNC/D provides you with the knowledge and understanding of photography needed to qualify for entry-level, industry positions including - professional photographer, picture editor, researcher, and photographic assistant. 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. You may choose to progress onto higher education in the form of professional qualifications or a degree.
**Progression to Higher National Diploma (HND) is subject to sufficient interest and student experience.