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Photography

About the Industry

Photography allows you to combine creativity with technical skills, and specialise in a sector that interests you; from corporate to fashion and editorial to weddings and events. A course in Photography will introduce you to the exciting variety of Digital Arts materials, techniques and new technology applications; plus an insight into the different roles the industry offers. 

This course is available at Level 3. 

Essentials

Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Bletchley Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

Your Photography course will help you to develop your technical and creative skills, whilst also focusing on your future career. You will: learn to use professional digital media suites and software; work on real live projects; enjoy guest speakers and industry workshops; and have the chance to exhibit your work at Middleton Hall in the centre:mk at the end of the year. You can expect to work predominantly in our industry-standard photography studio, getting to grips with new and advanced lighting and studio equipment. In short, you’ll have everything you need to kickstart your career. You will have access to all College equipment, including the studio, lighting equipment and expert advice from industry experienced teachers.

What's next?

Do you know what makes a good photograph? Can you tell when an image is too heavily edited? If you’ve got a knack for finding the right angle and highlighting the beautiful in the ordinary, a career in photography can offer you a diverse and fulfilling career. With opportunities ranging from self-employment to travelling all over the world, you must be dedicated to the profession to succeed, and be willing to learn at every opportunity. Self-expression and practicality are key, and you will need to be up to date with technical advancements in the industry.

If you are aiming towards studying at Level 3, you will need at least four GCSEs at minimum grade 4/C, including English and Maths. However, these requirements and any others specific to the course will be discussed at interview.

Is it for me?

As part of your course, you’ll work on live briefs and undertake work experience. This will not only help you build industry contacts but also enhance your portfolio of work, which will be crucial to show off your skill set to future employers or clients. You could start out as a Photography Assistant and gain experience in the workplace, or continue at College on the HNC or HND Photography course after your Level 3 qualification.

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