Art and Design (Photography) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Diploma Top-Up in Art and Design (Photography) is a one-year course that builds on previous learning from the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. The course takes an advanced dive in to the artistic, technical, and conceptual aspects of photographic art. Students refine their practical, academic and research skills whilst exploring specialist areas of photography in greater detail and developing skills in art direction and videography. Study is set with a vocational bias and skills and knowledge are developed through practical and theoretical sessions. The focus is on developing in-demand skills to prepare students for professional life. Studio, darkroom, art direction, and video all feature in the programme. Alongside the many practical skills gained, students develop professional and collaborative skills, whilst improving reflective practice and evaluation. Students also gain transferable skills in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.


Modules studied: • Professional Practice • Applied Collaborative Project • Advanced Photography Studies • Conceptual Art • Art Direction • Moving Image

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through a combination of written essays, research portfolios, image presentations and evaluations, which will support the practical assessments throughout the course. Formative feedback will support student progression in both the written and practical. Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations is an essential element of all projects and feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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Art and Design (Photography) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS