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September 2021
2 Years
Course code ED3PHPF1LC

Photography, UAL Extended Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This programme is focussed on the photographic arts. It includes a broad curriculum of experimental briefs, creative and technical skills, professional development and contextual studies, as an introduction to a wide range of cutting-edge and historical photographic practices.

You’ll be encouraged to develop independent practice within the photographic arts and to take an approach to photography that encompasses fine art, documentary and commercial practice. You’ll also learn to understand photography and develop a critically reflective approach through experimentation, creativity and risk-taking. You will be working with the excellent facilities at Loxton Campus – including dark rooms, specialist studios and digital suites.

As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through practical projects and written assignments.

What could I do after this course?

You’ll have the skills to apply for jobs in the photography industry. Or, you could increase your skills with a degree in Photography in Practice at University Centre Weston. You will also be able to access junior and assistant photographer freelance work.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and an art-related subject, plus a strong portfolio of work. You’ll also be asked to attend an interview.

Course Level

Level 3


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

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