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Photography, Higher National

Certificate (HNC)

The HNC in Photography is a challenging and wide ranging course whose central aim is the preparation of students for higher education and employment in the photographic industry. Students will develop practical, academic and research skills alongside their exploration of image taking and image making. Units covered include Professional Development, Contextual Studies, Techniques and Practices, Lighting for Photography, Photographic Practices and a range of specialist units.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: The programme will develop an in-depth understanding of photography and the possibilities within the genre. Study will be set with a vocational bias and skills and knowledge will be developed through practical and theoretical sessions. This will include working in a photographic studio and darkrooms, creative lighting, working with a range of photographic mediums, image manipulation and editing and working on location. Alongside the many practical skills gained students will develop self-management, self-promotion and interpersonal skills whilst improving their reflective practice and evaluation skills. There will also be a number of transferable skills gained over the course of the qualification in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.

Special Features: There will be opportunity for the learners to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links to the Creative Industries will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a creative team. Learning is supported through a series of guest lectures and contextual visits, where students will have the opportunity to visit galleries, museums and exhibitions and have discussions with professional practitioners for advice and guidance.

Teaching Methods: The knowledge and skills acquired on the programme will link directly to the vocational context and will diversify into a range of skills required within photography. Teaching and Learning methods will include formal lectures and seminars which will underpin practical workshop sessions with relevant industry, historical and cultural reference. Practical modules will take place in specialist rooms with tutor support and guidance and extra independent learning sessions will be supported wherever possible.

Assessment Methods: The programme is assessed through a combination of written essays, research portfolios, image presentations and evaluations, which will support the practical assessments throughout the course. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written and practical. Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

This programme will produce graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at graduate level.

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This programme will produce graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at graduate level.

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