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Photography Pathway in Art & Design - UAL Level 2 Diploma

Fashion, Art and Design

Course ID: 173240

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • UAL Level 2 Diploma.
  • 1 year course.
  • Practical vocation course.
  • Take part in educational visits to expand your skill set and knowledge.
  • Complete a personal portfolio of your achievements.
  • Display your work in a prestigious city centre venue.
  • Gain support and guidance from our passionate and dedicated teaching team.
  • Study in an incluisve, respectful and friendly learning environment.

What to expect from the course

The programme is a practical vocational course. It is intended for applicants that have a specialist interest in photography and in particular digital photography.

The course is based on the UAL Level 2 Diploma programme in Art & Design with the specialism of photography and the aim is to develop your skills in photography and imaging to enable you to create a portfolio of professional work.

The course delivered through a number of internally assessed unit and a final major project at the end of the academic year. You'll participate in educational visits and work experience opportunities in addition to displaying their final outcomes and achievement in the end of year show in a prestigious city centre venue.

Why study with us?

All our programmes are taught by experienced tutors within specialist workshops and studios to include photographic studios and darkrooms.
Students participate in educational visits and work on live briefs throughout the course. They also participate in work experience opportunities to develop their photographic portfolio. Student exhibit their work throughout the academic year in prestigious venues within the City centre.

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
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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

Diploma/Extended Diploma in Photography or other related sectors such as Art & Design, Digital Graphics, Fashion or Media.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Designed for all learners with a grade profile of 3 GCSEs at grade 3 and 4 and/or level 1 qualification at grade Merit or above. English and Maths GCSEs are not required, however you will need to work toward these within the academic year.

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 or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2710.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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