Photography - 90 Credit

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L3 Level 3
Full Time
2 September 2019 — 19 June 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Explore and develop your creative skills and knowledge across a range of photographic techniques. By studying this course students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the subject of photography. You will gain practical experience in many aspects of photography by learning from the teaching team and by using our photographic facilities. A focus on developing creative thinking, and developing skills and ideas, will prepare you for progression into higher education or employment within the creative industries.

What you will study

Explore and develop your creative skills and knowledge across a range of photographic techniques. By studying this course students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the subject of photography. You will gain practical experience in many aspects of photography by learning from the teaching team and by using our photographic facilities. A focus on developing creative thinking, and developing skills and ideas, will prepare you for progression into higher education or employment within the creative industries.

Successful completion of year 1 leads to the 90 Credit Diploma, and progression to year 2, the full 180 credit Extended Diploma qualification.

Things you will learn:

  • Exposure and manual shooting with DSLR cameras.
  • Studio and location lighting.
  • Experimental photographic techniques.
  • Digital workflow and post image production.
  • Historical development in photography.
  • Specialist photographic genres such as, portraiture, landscape, fashion, and documentary.

Year 1 units:

  • Visual Recording in Art and Design
  • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
  • Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
  • Communication Through Art and Design
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design
  • Digital Image Capture and Editing
  • Studio Photography
  • Location Photography
  • Experimental Imagery in Photography

During your second year of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of photography.

There are course field trips, both national and international, and regular exhibition visits. There is a programme of guest speakers that will include practising photographers, visiting lecturers, and creative industry experts.

All members of photography teaching team are experienced in working within the photographic industry and the wider creative industries.

Course fee per year

Studio Fees: £65.00

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C including English Language or Maths or a Level 2 Diploma in this discipline at Pass grade or higher. You must provide a portfolio of work during your interview.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

19 June 2020

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

17.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

CDCC3F04
L3

Qualification

90credit Diploma in Art and Design QCF

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Everyone is really friendly and the learning experience has been great - the tutors are always supportive. I'd recommend going to College as it's a great route into university or work. I'm lucky enough to be studying a course I really enjoy and that's the most important thing.

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Art and Design Level 3 student

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