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UAL Fashion Photography and Promotion Extended Diploma Level 3

Level 3 - Advanced

UAL Fashion Photography and Promotion Extended Diploma Level 3

Experience all areas of the Photography & Fashion on this creative course. There are:

  • Opportunities for progression to higher education and employment to all areas of the art and design industry
  • Live projects throughout the course with industry practitioners
  • Excellent facilities in large studio spaces
  • Opportunities to visit exhibitions, galleries and museums for each project
  • Specialist teachers with a wealth of experience offering support and guidance throughout your college experience.

This course will introduce you to the world of photography and fashion. It is an ideal course if you are interested in a career in photography within the fashion industry. The course focuses on providing a skill set needed for employment in the Creative Industry or advanced study at Higher Education level and encompasses a wide range of photographic specialisms as well as moving image and design components.  Our facilities include a well-equipped photography studio, an up-to-date digital suite with Apple Mac computers and a large black & white photographic darkroom. You can gain an understanding of both traditional and contemporary practice and benefit from extensive experience of analogue and digital photographic processes within fashion.  The qualification is full time and entirely coursework based. It focuses on professional practice and emphasises work experience through live projects, working alongside commercial clients as well as interdisciplinary, collaborative ventures with other students from the Creative Arts Department. 

Our city centre location gives us easy access to fantastic cultural and educational resources including regional galleries, museums and other arts organisations. This is used to develop primary research skills and an understanding of historical and contemporary Art & Design practice as context for students’ photographic studies.  Entry onto the course is by interview.  Applicants need to bring a portfolio of work or recent photography, fashion or art and design work that they can talk about in the interview. Supporting sketchbooks are also good. You will be asked to explain how you will benefit from doing the course and your future ambitions. 

Awarded by UAL Awarding Body you will achieve a UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication on completion of this course.



Matthew Boulton College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

You will need a minimum of four GCSE grade 4 or above for English/ maths can be retaken on the course. Or a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or above. You are also required to bring an attendance report and/or a reference from your previous tutor/school.

The delivery of the course is designed to develop your visual communication skills, your application of practical techniques and processes, as well as your understanding of historical and contextual art practices. The course is assessed through projects and sketchbook work. There are deadlines for assignments throughout the course, which you will need to meet to continue and gain the qualification.

Successful completion of the Diploma leads students onto the full two-year Extended Diploma course in Fashion Photography. This provides a pathway for students looking to study at HE level, and/or pursue a career in photography. You will be advised and supported in your UCAS applications with help on appropriate routes and portfolio preparation.

  • NYM Courture – Roxanne Blackwood Tianna J Williams Photography
  • Maurice Whittingham
  • Dwyane SD prints
  • NYM Courture – Roxanne Blackwood
  • Jonteri Studios – Tereza Johnson
  • British Art Show 9 Learning Engagement/ Arts Award Manager
  • The Work Shop Below

Year 1

  • Unit 1 The Creative process
  • Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice
  • Unit 3 Responding to a set brief

Year 2

  • Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Unit 5 Specialist technical Skills Development
  • Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome

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