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Bradford College


Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
School Leavers
2 Academic Years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


The photography course is a specialist pathway of the UAL Level 3 Applied General Art & Design Diploma and Extended Diploma. Working with our tutors, all experienced industry practitioners, you will be able to extend your skills in digital and traditional photography including darkroom and the use of photo-editing software to help you create a professional portfolio.

  Key Info

The Level 3 Diploma in Photography course will enable you to develop your creative and technical skills in photography, including the use of specialist equipment, industry standard photo-studio lighting, lenses, camera controls and set-ups. This will be achieved through a series of themed projects, which are open to your creative interpretation and approach.

  Qualification Gained: University of the Arts London Applied General Diploma in Art and Design
  • Unit 1 The Creative Process
  • Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice
  • Unit 3 Responding to a set brief


  • Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Unit 5 Specialist Technical Skills Development
  • Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome

4 GCSEs including English Grade 4 Maths Grade 3

A project-based approach to learning enables you to focus on nurturing your creativity. Feedback is given throughout the year allowing you to develop as a creative practitioner. Both first and second year culminates in a Final Major Project from which your grade is decided.

There will be opportunities to work on live briefs with real life clients. Students will be encouraged and supported to make industry links.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to our Extended Diploma in Photography. This course is ideally suited for progression to photography, visual arts or specialist photography courses (such as fashion or editorial) at degree level.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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