The aim of this programme is to equip those who are looking to enter the profession of editorial photography with the knowledge and skills required. Yr 1 (Higher National Certificate) focuses on the principles, skills and technology of modern editorial photographic practice. Yr 2 (Higher National Diploma) aims to produce career-minded individuals that can enter the editorial sector. The BTEC qualification is designed to meet professional standards, recognised by employers and universities, which develop not only academic skills and abilities, but work readiness skills. Industry practice is at the core of our course and learners will be encouraged to shoot and submit work regularly to editorial media outlets for publication. All learners will become student affiliates of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). The RPS exists to increase knowledge and understanding of photography and to promote the highest standards of achievement; providing significant resources and opportunities for members to develop their creative practice. After successful completion of the HNC (Year 1), you can ‘top up’ to a HND qualification with another year of study (Year 2). Progression to full honours degree is available with a third year of study at a university. The editorial media and photographic sector is broad covering online, print and broadcast industries which include employed, commercial and independent freelance professional photography.
Throughout the programme students will investigate and practise key areas of editorial photography covering a range of units including: Photographic Practices Lighting for Photography Techniques & Processes Contextual Studies Visual Narratives Individual Project Professional Development Through a combination of these specialist units, learners will develop essential skills to help their professional practice in areas of; Photo-journalism, Press, Fashion, Lifestyle, Advertising, Studio and Location Photography
Presentations Written Assignments Portfolio Personal Projects
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
A relevant Level 3 Qualification English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above at GCSE or Level 2 equivalent Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered
Additional entry requirements
Candidates should have a keen interest in Photography and the Creative Industries and have a photographic based portfolio.
Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.