- Course Code: WEB010
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Study mode: Full Time
This Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Photography aims to provide a firm foundation in core photography practice and to encourage your personal development and expression. The course helps you to find out what you enjoy, what you are good at and allows you to develop a set of valuable skills for future study and work.
Blackburn College is part of the UAL School and College Network, and are one of only 10 in the country to achieve this status. This means that all our students will benefit from:
- Industry specialised lecturers
- Invitations to a range of relevant talks and workshops - face to face and digital
- Advice & guidance from a UAL representative
- Help with portfolio development, creative careers and pathways to industry.
- UAL set assignments
As part of the UAL network, Blackburn College tutors will also meet and share good practice with the other 9 UAL approved colleges around the country, to make sure our students are receiving the best learning experience possible. This Extended Diploma is extremely well regarded across design education in the United Kingdom and abroad.
We have a first-class record in placing talented students on the best degree course at institutions such as Ravensbourne, Chelsea School of Art & Design, Ruskin School at Cambridge, Leeds College of Art, Goldsmiths, London College of Communication, The Slade, Wimbledon, Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion. Many students on the programme also progress on to Blackburn University Centre.
What will I study?
The course is made up of 9 units in year one and a further 4 larger units in year two. You will be given a range of projects that challenge you to explore different areas of photographic practice including studio and location photography (landscape, fashion, commercial and fine art applications), darkroom and digital imaging, lighting techniques, supported by contextual studies throughout.
4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of a Level 2 course.
How will I be assessed?
In this qualification learners engage with study through a range of creative assignments, all of which help build confidence, knowledge and skills in preparation for their final Project Proposal and Realisation at the end of year 2 in which each learner specialises. At this point each learner is at the pinnacle of their learning and is assessed for their overall grade, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
What can I do next?
This qualification is mapped to the Level 3/4 UAL Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma at Blackburn College. Many students wish to complete this varied higher level course before they progress onto University or employment. This course provides an excellent springboard to some of the best creative arts and media degree courses in the UK.
Students can also progress to Photography related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. Many students choose to progress on to programmes at Blackburn University Centre which allow you to follow a range of specialisms. These include:
- Graphic Design
- Animation and Game Arts
- Photography and Moving Image
- Fashion and Textiles
- Fine Art
These courses are all validated by UK Top 15 Lancaster University.
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