Photography at Hertford Regional College - UCAS

Course summary

The HND in Photography offers you the unique opportunity to develop your own signature style and visual language in the creation of a professional photography portfolio. This course will be delivered in a brand new professional photographic suite in a new state of the art Creative Enterprise Campus in Ware. This two year programme explores analytical and critical approaches to photographic imagery, together with the study of the critical context of photography. You will develop your technical, darkroom and studio skills whilst exploring images from a critical stance. At the end of the course you will be expected to create a professional portfolio of work to assist you in pursuing a successful career in the industry. What makes HND Photography at HRC special? • You will work on live briefs and projects focusing on themes that are important to you • You will exhibit your work to the public in our David Gentleman gallery and at Hertford Theatre • You will have access to a wide range of equipment and a professional photographic studio • You will work with tutors who have a wide range of photographic skills and commercial experience • Our students create amazing work - previous students have worked on editorial briefs, taken landscape photographs on a college trip to Iceland and collaborated with fashion students on a fashion photography brief • You will build your own portfolio of work and learn how to market yourself as a photographer • You will work with employers on commercial photographic projects gaining valuable work experience


Our goal is to provide you with the focused knowledge and understanding of photography needed to qualify for entry-level, industry positions as Commercial or Fine Art Photographers, Picture Editors, Picture Researchers, Digital Retouchers, Digital Operators, Photographic Assistants, Professional Photographic Fine Art Printers. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills that contribute to life learning, providing you with tools to help sustain a long an productive professional career. Units include: Portraiture Studio and Darkroom Practice Street Photography Documentary Fashion Styling and Art Direction Conceptual photography Professional practice Landscape photography

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods such as; development of photographic techniques, practice in photographic disciplines, developing exhibition projects, responding to commissions and live briefs, written presentations, portfolios and log books. Grades are awarded for evidence of professionalism, research, technical skills, analysis and communication skills.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Photography at Hertford Regional College - UCAS