Photography at University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (inc Wakefield College & Selby College) - UCAS

Course summary

The HND in Photography is specifically designed for those wishing to develop their own photographic practice. The course encompasses creative and technical elements and students will experience, location photography, studio photography to digital photography and image manipulation using a range of digital software.


Unit 1 Visual Communication in Art and Design Unit 2 Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design Unit 3 Contextual and cultural referencing in Art and Design Unit 4 Professional Practice in Art and Design Unit 5 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Unit 8 Ideas in Context Unit 14 Business Practice in Art and Design Unit 23 Communication with Images in Art and Design Unit 105 Studio Practice in Photography Unit 106 Darkroom Practice in Photography Unit 110 Photographic Techniques Unit 111 Digital Image Creation and Development Unit 112 Location Photography Unit 115 Specialist Practice in Photography Unit 116 Photographic Materials ,Techniques and Technology Unit 118 Management of Art Exhibitions Units can change according to reflecting industry trends or project design. Decisions like this are taken at the discretion of the Course Leader and are not optional.

Assessment method

The College assesses you through the coursework that you produce as you complete each unit, this may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. The majority of units have some form photographic portfolio assessment attached that focus on a range of photographic skills and knowledge. There are two types of assessment that you will receive while on your course: •Formative assessment is the process whereby your work and progress are assessed at regular intervals with accompanying feedback from staff in order to help to improve your performance. Staff will provide you with feedback on the progress of your work before you reach the assessment point at the end of the unit. This may take place one-to-one with a tutor (e.g. in a tutorial) or in group sessions or during production of photographic work •Summative assessment is the process whereby your work is evaluated and given a mark at the end of course unit. Summative assessment formally records your achievement of the unit’s learning outcomes and final feedback. You will be assessed against the approved unit learning outcomes and assessment requirements as outlined in the unit handbooks, these typically include the module descriptor, assignment brief(s) and programme outlines. The unit handbooks guide you through the specific areas of work in which you will be engaged in order to produce the work required for assessment and so successfully achieve the unit learning outcomes. Many courses also employ self and peer evaluation or assessment within their overall assessment processes. Self-evaluation and self-assessment require you to reflect upon your learning and performance and to submit this to tutors. Peer evaluation and peer assessment are used when students have been working in teams and require each team member to reflect upon their peers’ performance and to submit this to tutors or to give you support and guidance in developing areas of performance. There is a minimum of one piece of assessed work per unit. Your tutors will help you to track your areas of achievement for each unit/module and to identify and discuss with you opportunities to collate evidence for module achievement You will be graded using the Edexcel guidelines and specifications to assess whether the evidence produced for assignments has reached the required standard at pass, merit or distinction level. Assessment is ongoing within sessions and will comprise of peer and self-assessment as well as tutor assessment. There is a minimum of one piece of assessed work per unit.

How to apply

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University Centre: Wakefield College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.

Additional entry requirements


All applicants are required to attend an interview, and will also need to bring with you a portfolio of photographic practice.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950 Year 1
Scotland £6950 Year 1
Wales £6950 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1
EU £9500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Photography at University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (inc Wakefield College & Selby College) - UCAS