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Photography — Level 3 Applied General Diploma

Fashion, Art and Design|Media, Journalism and Production

Course ID: 163114

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • 2 year course.
  • UAL Level 3 Diploma.
  • Study in our fully equipped facilities with full access.
  • We give you direct links with local businesses to develop your portfolio and boost employability.
  • We will support you with your UCAS applications, apprenticeship applications and help to develop your CV.
  • Take part in educational visits and photography excursions.
  • Can lead to higher education courses with us here at the college.
  • Access support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.

What to expect from the course

The UAL Level 3 Diploma /Extended Diploma Photography is a 1/2 year programme of study. It aims to provide you with the opportunity to build and develop your skills in photography, create a varied portfolio of quality work and acquire a body of transferable skills to successfully prepare them for Higher Education, apprenticeships and / or employment within the creative industries. This course is split over two years, each year consisting of one unit and a number of learning outcomes which enable the students to develop their skills and knowledge in Photography whilst also achieving UCAS Tariff points.

On the programme you will learn a wide range of photographic techniques in both digital and traditional photographic/art based practice. Our industry standard studio, digital and darkroom facilities support you in acquiring specialist skills that are essential within the creative industries. You are given the opportunity to study a wide range of photographic genres such as studio, location, fashion, portraiture, conceptual, commercial, fine art and experimental whilst gaining an understanding of all technical aspects of photography. You'll also study in our fully equipped darkrooms and complete an exploration into film photography.

You'll be introduced to Idea Generation, Project Management, Professional Networking, Self-Employment, Academic Writing (in preparation for HE) and be given direct links with local businesses to support further development of your portfolio.

During the 2nd year you will be fully supported with UCAS applications, apprenticeship applications and completion of CVs to prepare you for future employment. Work experience is a key aspect to the course and due to our excellent industry links, our students have accessed a range of work experience including a range of event photography, fashion, charity, commercial and a substantial amount of music events such as Sound City, Smithdown Road Festival, and music venues across the city.

The second year provides individually tailored work experience opportunities with the focus on the area of photography each student wishes to pursue. Educational visits are a popular addition to our curriculum and, along with regular local location photography excursions, students have enjoyed photography workshops in London & Manchester.

Our students benefit from:

- Industry specialised lecturers.
- Industry focused assignment briefs.
- Use of fully equipped darkrooms, studios and Mac suites.
- A varied range of relevant, contemporary work experience.
- Ongoing feedback from tutors throughout the course.
- Guest Lectures from respected freelancers within the photography, design and art industries.
- A city centre location.

Please follow our Instagram account to see examples of work from current and former students: photography_colc

“I chose this course because the opportunities for students within the photography department are endless. When attending the Open Event, the staff and students were so eager to welcome you to the college, it made me want to start straightaway! At my interview I felt so excited for the future and intrigued as to how the course would benefit me. I’ve completed my Level 3 Extended Diploma course and I have progressed onto HE Photography. I know that I made the right decision to study here, it has helped shape the person I am today. Not only has the course taught me how to be a proficient photographer, it has also boosted my confidence and helped me gain transferable skills such as how to communicate effectively and work well within a team, which are positive additions to any CV.”
Ella McConville (HNC student representative)

Qualifications

On successful completion you will receive a UAL Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Art & Design Photography.


Why study with us?

The programme offers an extensive range of guest lectures, delivered via practitioners who are working within the creative industries, location photography experiences, educational visits and opportunities to participate in live briefs and competitions. Previous visit locations include London, Paris, Iceland and a range of galleries within the North West.
Our students benefit from:
- Industry specialised lecturers.
- Industry focused assignment briefs.
- Use of fully equipped darkrooms, studios and Mac suites.
- A varied range of relevant, contemporary work experience.
- Ongoing feedback from tutors throughout the course.
- Guest Lectures from respected freelancers within the photography, design and art industries.
- A city centre location.
Please follow our Instagram account to see examples of work from current and former students for further information: photography_colc


Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
A chef preparing a dish.
Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.


Career pathways

This course can lead to HNC Photography, HND Photography and BA (hons) Photography courses that we offer.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000
 : enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE qualifications at grade 4/C or a full level 2 Qualification at Merit grade or above. Please note that you must have achieved English and/or Maths at Grade 4/C or above in order to be accepted on this course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk or call 0151 252 3607.

Fees

If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at applications@liv-coll.ac.uk.



Fee for21/22 is 5421.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.


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