• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
17/09/20202 Years4Full-TimeBede CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

The practical course will further develop your skills and creativity in photography. The practical course will further develop your skills and creativity in photography. You will study a range of photographic specialisms including studio lighting, film-based photography, location photography, digital imaging, fashion photography, professional practice and the history of photography. You will also develop your own portfolio and take part in an exhibition of your own work.

A minimum of 32 UCAS points and Level 3 qualification such as A-Levels or BTEC in a creative subject, or extensive, relevant work experience.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE5999.00You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will learn through a range of lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, exhibition and gallery visits and self-directed study. You will be assessed on practical course work, coursework journals and presentations.

The course is intended for anyone with a passion for photography and looking for a potential future career in the visual arts sector.

The core units are - Professional Development, Contextual Studies, Individual Project, Techniques & Processes. Mandatory specialist pathway units will include - Lighting for Photography, Photographic Practices. You will then undertake a further two specia

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What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree.

Careers

Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

Medium Salary

£ 31158

787 people employed as Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.