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Bournemouth and Poole College

Photography

UCAS Code: P311

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


Successful completion of an Access to Higher Education Diploma

UCAS Tariff

48

UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e grade C in a relevant subject). And Four GCSEs at grade 4 minimum (formerly C), to include Maths and English, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification •Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, OR •A Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, OR •Subject-related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, OR •An Access to Higher Education Diploma

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Looking to learn highly-employable skills and start a new career in the creative industries? This course has been designed to provide you with a core understanding of the fundamentals of photography, and prepare you for a career in the contemporary creative industries. A practical, employment-focused and cost-effective alternative to expensive university courses, this vocational course will teach you the skills required to get you into the creative workplace.
The programme of study has been developed by professionals who have held senior posts at national creative companies and have also worked for high calibre regional employers in the creative sector. It is taught by an experienced teaching team who are all practicing creatives in their own rights, enabling students to receive the relevant knowledge and expertise needed in today’s fast-paced creative industries.

What courses can I do after this?
Depending on numbers, there will be an option for progression on to a HND at the college. On completion of the HND you are able to progress to a one-year top up to a BA (Hons) degree at university, and then on to a Masters if you wish, or go directly into employment.

What jobs can I get?
Commercial Photographer, Fine Art Photographer, Food Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Wildlife Photographer, Stylist, Wedding Photographer, Photographer’s Assistant, Photographic Retoucher, Photography Agency Worker and Freelancer, plus many more.

Modules

You will study a wide range of digital and traditional skills and techniques, including camera work, studio lighting, location shooting, styling, retouching and manipulation, delivered by an experienced photographic and design team. You will benefit from ample contact time with specialist staff, small studio sizes and industry-standard equipment.

Complementing the practical work is a programme of workshops, lectures, visiting speakers, live projects and work-based experience, encouraging you to grow as an artist who can demonstrate the skills and original, critical thinking that employers need.

The programme of study has been developed by professionals who have held senior posts at national creative companies and have also worked for high calibre regional employers in the creative sector. It is taught by an experienced teaching team who are all practicing creatives in their own rights, enabling students to receive the relevant knowledge and expertise needed in today’s fast-paced creative industries.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,750
per year
England
£6,750
per year
EU
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth and Poole College

Department:

Art and Design

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