Contemporary Photography at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

On this degree-relevant course, you'll examine several facets of what it means to be a professional photographer in the twenty-first century. Discover useful techniques such as exposure and metering, digital workflow, colour and black-and-white printing, studio lighting, large and medium format, organising and placing exhibitions, developing a professional photographic portfolio, and working with moving images. You can opt to concentrate on areas like art, documentary, editorial, commercial, advertising, and critical writing about photography when developing work across the field of photography, according to your individual interests and professional goals. You will learn how to use and adopt skills to improve your creativity while juggling analogue and digital technologies thanks to access to conventional and digital photography facilities with industry-standard equipment. Discover a variety of activities for self-directed learning that combine practice with theory, enabling you to develop your creative style and establish your unique photographic practice. Employment, Further study at Masters level . Career options: Photographer (Portrait, Fine art, Documentary, Nature, Pets, Wildlife, Fashion, Sport, Architectural, Family, Children, Travel, Medical, Press, Wedding, Events) Art director, Web designer, Advertising or Marketing Executive, Visual Merchandiser, Gallery Curator, Magazine Features editor, Photojournalist. The degree programme has been designed so that year 1 will establish the foundations in a broad range of photography practice. In year 2, concepts and techniques are further developed and refined. In Year 3, you gradually build more autonomy, establishing your own professional and creative identity as a proficient and multi-skilled ‘Industry-ready’ photographer. Course runs for 3 years ,12 hours per week. For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.


Current units on this programme are Directions in Photography, Making Photography 1, Thinking Photography 1, Explorations in Photography at Level 4; Collaborative Photography, Making Photography 2, Thinking Photography 2, Inspired Photography at Level 5 and Self-Directed Project, Critical Research and Professional Identity at Level 6

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How to apply

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Whilst applications are considered on an individual basis, offers are usually based on a requirement to have: 64 UCAS points L3 qualification: Access to HE (60 credits at P) BTEC- L3 Diploma-MM T-level-Pass A level-DDE 4 GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above including Maths and English

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8200 Year 1
Scotland £8200 Year 1
Wales £8200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Optional educational or work-based trips in the UK and internationally will be offered and a fee may be attached should you wish to participate. Where possible, we endeavour to visit free exhibitions but travel abroad will incur additional costs.
Contemporary Photography at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS