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Course summary

The course aims to provide a comprehensive study of photography to meet the creative and commercial needs of an image-based world. There is an emphasis on the skills valued by employers in the creative sector, making ‘live’ client-based assignments integral to the course. Study will focus on many aspects of photography including: Documentary; Reportage; Fine Art; Studio and Commercial Photography, using both digital and darkroom-based techniques. You will make use of our industry standard software and modern studios to ensure that you refine your skill set to meet employability requirements. On completion of the HND course you will be able to pursue a career in the photography industry in a range of areas including – Photographic Studios, Media and Photographic Journalism. The skills you will develop will also prepare you for setting up your own business and to work as a freelance photographer. You will also have the option to apply to top up the HND to a full BA Hons degree at the college or a number of universities. We will work with you to tailor your final year in preparation for any such application.


Core Modules: 32- Professional Practice 33- Applied Practice Collaborative Project 38- Advanced Photography Studies Specialist Modules: 48- Conceptual Art 49- Art Direction 56- Project Management 61- Creative Entrepreneurship

Assessment method

Practical assessment and coursework

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Bedford College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Photography BTEC HNC, OR Foundation Diploma Art and Design or UAL Level 3 Photography Mature students will be considered individually on relevant professional experience rather than qualifications. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including developmental worksheets or sketchbooks.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

HE Photography students are required to pay £ 150.00 additional cost. The fee will cover materials used on the course ( see website for details)
Photography at Bedford College Group - UCAS