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Bedford College Group

Photography - Bedford

UCAS Code: 046W

Higher National Diploma - HND

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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The one year HND programme is a follow-on from the HNC in Photography and will enable you to develop visual communication skills and how to apply them within your own practice.

You will use industry standard cameras, lenses and lighting, equipment and editing software. Students will also be encouraged to engage in contemporary debate about political, social and economic factors which influence contemporary photography.

You will have the opportunity to take part in national competitions and the course is affiliated to the British Institute of Professional Photographers. Guest lectures are a regular feature of this course and bring valuable industry experience to our students.

You will also have the opportunity to visit galleries in major European cities, for example Berlin and Amsterdam.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment.

Modules

During the course you will study both core and specialist units. You may negotiate an aspect of your specialist unit study with your tutors, through suggesting which units may benefit future career intentions.

Mandatory core units:

Visual Communication
Ideas Generation and Development
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Professional Practice
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation.

A minimum of 60 credits from specialists units Group A (the majority of units are 15 credits each):

Communication with Images in Art and Design
Art, Design and Media Practice within the Digital Environment
2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications
Digital Media in Art and Design
Lens-based Photography Techniques
Studio Practice in Photography
Darkroom Practice in Photography
Visual Language in Photography
Advertising Photography
Reprographic Processes in Photography
Photographic Techniques
Digital Image Creation and Development
Location Photography
Fashion Photography
Press Photography and Photojournalism
Specialist Practice in Photography
Photographic Materials, Techniques and Technology
Management of Art Exhibitions
Time-based Artwork.

Specialist units Group B (no minimum credit):

Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Critical Study in Art and Design
Professional Studies in Art and Design
Ideas in Context
Research Project
Personal and Professional Development
Managing a Creative Business
Business Practice in Art and Design
Work-based Experience
Employability Skills
References and Sources in Art and Design
Commissioned Fine Art Work
Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design.

Assessment methods

You will work with a range of specialist lecturers, including practising artists, in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs are set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform you of personal progress and to aid assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with assignments graded at the end of each project.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

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Department:

Art and Design

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