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UAL Photography and Moving Image Diploma Level 3

Start your creative career in photography at Matthew Boulton. Our course is for anyone with a passion for photography and lens-based image making across specialisms including fashion, nature, documentary, and fine art. You will produce both still and moving image for different purposes including film, animation, and sound recording. The focus is on providing the skill set needed for employment in the Creative & Media Industries or advanced study at Higher Education level.
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 will acquire extensive experience of both analogue and digital photographic processes and gain a repertoire of essential skills in Adobe Creative applications such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere Pro.

The course focuses on professional practice and emphasises work experience through live projects, working alongside commercial clients, presentations by industry professionals 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.

The course is full time and is assessed through practical outcomes and written documentation of your coursework. The course is funded for all students including those over 19 years of age. Entry onto the course is by interview and you should bring a portfolio of artwork/photography that you can talk about. Supporting sketchbooks are also good. You will be asked to explain how you will benefit from doing the course and your future ambitions. If you want to do the course, but don’t have the above qualifications, then you need to show a strong portfolio of your photography and be able to demonstrate your experience in the subject at interview.

Course Info

Level
Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Art & Design
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Location
Matthew Boulton College
Next Start Date
05/09/2022
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and/or Maths, 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.

Delivery and Assessment

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.

Progression

Successful completion of the Diploma leads students onto the full two-year Extended Diploma course in 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Photographer (documentary
  • editorial
  • travel
  • wedding
  • sports
  • architectural
  • fashion
  • portrait
  • advertising
  • product/still-life)
  • Fine Art and curation
  • Exhibiting/publishing Artist
  • Photo re-touchers
  • Picture Editor
  • Teaching/Lecturing