UAL Photography, Lens & Light-Based Image Diploma Level 3
This course is for anyone with a passion for photography. It focuses on providing students with the 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. Students gain an understanding of both traditional and contemporary practice and benefit from extensive experience of analogue and digital photographic processes.
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 or artwork 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. If you want to do the course, but don’t have the above qualifications, then you need to show a strong portfolio of work and be able to demonstrate your experience in the subject at interview.