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Photography — Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

Course information

This Photography HND will build on your previous experience and is a challenging and wide ranging course whose central aim is to introduce students into 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. The broad variety of assignments will help students to discover which area of photography they are passionate about, and staff will offer the career guidance needed to pursue their passions professionally.

Modules covered:

Professional Practice

Advanced Photography Studies

Moving Images

Art Direction

Conceptual Art

Applied Practice Collaborative Project

A fundamental aspect of the student’s development is educational visits, which enhance the course experience and underpin all assignments. Previous destinations have included Paris (Paris Photo), London and Dublin, giving students the opportunity to not only add to their own portfolios but also to network with other photographers at an international level. Guest lectures are also incorporated into the curriculum to enhance students' understanding of professional practice and previous guest lectures have included acclaimed photographers, curators, marketing and PR representatives and specialist practitioners.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: This programme develops the student’s in-depth understanding of photography and the possibilities within the genre. Study is set with a vocational bias and skills and knowledge are developed through practical and theoretical sessions. This includes working in a photographic studio, creative lighting, working with a range of photographic mediums (film and digital), image manipulation and editing and working on location.

Alongside the many practical skills gained, students develop self-management, self-promotion and interpersonal skills, whilst improving their reflective practice and evaluation skills. You will also gain a number of transferable skills over the course of the qualification in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

HND Photography Top Up Programme Handbook (19-20)

Please note that this course will only run if we reach sufficient numbers.

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Qualifications

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

This course leads to...

This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas. Progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at graduate level.

Entry Requirements

• Completed HNC in Photography or equivalent Level 4 certificate of higher education
• GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
• We also welcome applications from those with relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend one of our Open Event workshops. All applicants will be interviewed face to face (interview questions and portfolio).

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.


Why study with us?

There will be opportunity for students 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.

Educational trips also feature within the course and are an excellent opportunity for students to network with photography professionals and add to their portfolio.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.


You can contact us online via applications@liv-coll.ac.uk or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.
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Overview

Course ID: 163161

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year



Fees

This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Fee for21/22 is 6568.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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