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Photography HND

Do you have a genuine interest in the world of photography and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject?

The course is for students who have achieved the HNC in Photography at Milton Keynes College and wish to progress onto the HND.

  • STUDY MODE Full-Time
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What will I do?

From understanding and demonstrating various photographic practices, to taking on contextual studies, to experimenting with different methods of lighting, you will become a well-rounded photographer with an impressive portfolio to prove your talents to employers. You will focus on different techniques and processes, communication in art and design and work on individual projects. Learning from industry experienced professionals, you will have access to our specialist studios, and benefit from links with local businesses, including wedding photography, galleries and studio photography.

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What's next?

Upon successful completion you will be encouraged to consider ‘topping-up’ your HNCs to the HND level 5 qualification in Photography.*Successful enrolment on the HND will be based on outcome and will be dependent on numbers.*

You will also be able to consider seeking commercial commissions as a photographer in editorial, press, advertising or fashion-related fields. You could also work as a photographic assistant or with picture/design agencies or photo libraries.

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Is it for me?

Do you have a genuine interest in the world of photography and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject? Whether you are interested in a fine art or professional pathway, this intensive and demanding course will provide you with the key technical and communication skills needed for a rewarding career in this visual and creative area of Art and Design.

Possible sectors that can offer employment with this qualification:

· Photographer

· Art Editor

· Camera Operator

· Photographic Stylist

· Graphic Designer

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COURSE INFORMATION

  • Start Date 16/09/2019
  • Course Ref 4373-1/1
  • Location Silbury Campus
  • Fees £ 5500.00 Per Year

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

You will normally have achieved a L4 HNC in Photography and hold a Level 2 qualification in English.

Mature students without these formal qualifications are welcome to apply: Acceptance onto the course will be subject to a portfolio interview.

  • Location Photography
  • Business practice
  • Work experience
  • Specialist practice (Double Unit)
  • Subcultures – Visual Research & Communication (Double Unit)
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation

You will be encouraged to consider ‘topping-up’ your HND to the final year of a photography degree, subject to selected University criteria. *The level of entry onto to any subsequent degree will be based upon your outcome and profile on the HND and the ongoing university entry requirement. Final year top-up cannot be guaranteed*

You will also be able to consider seeking commercial commissions as a photographer in editorial, press, advertising or fashion-related fields.

Some students have also gone on to work photographic assistants or with picture/design agencies or photo libraries.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods throughout the course, including discussion, assignments, written tasks, presentations and practical.

Assignments will be industry linked and designed for the working photographer. They are designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the subjects, broaden your core skills in photography practice and develop your personal and professional approach to your work.

Your progress is monitored through regular one to one tutorials and assessment of project work. You will also have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.

You will be working at Level 5 for your Higher National Diploma in Photography.

You should be prepared to study for around 20 hours per week. Approximately 10 of these will be taught sessions at college, the rest will be online study and self directed to be completed in your own time.

  • Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff
  • High quality specialist resources and accommodation
  • Great opportunities to progress to University to complete a third year top-up degree
  • The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College.

  • Workshops with industry specialists – such as fashion photographers
  • Specialist studio access
  • Creative and professional development
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through ‘live projects’ commissioned by employers
  • Work experience links with industry such as – wedding photography, galleries and studio photography.

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