David Game College - Higher Education Centre

Art & Design (Photography) David Game College - Higher Education Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The Higher National Diploma in Art & Design at David Game College is a fast track pathway to a successful career in the creative industries.

The Photography specialist pathway provides an introduction into a wide range of photography disciplines, allowing you to specialise in whichever aspect of the photography industry you wish to pursue. The broad variety of modules will help you with refining your research skills, analytical thinking and conceptual development, whilst exploring contemporary photographic practices.

You will be working with digital SLR cameras using advanced lighting techniques in our studios to develop your ideas and photographic style. You will have the opportunity to explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as we believe that they form the foundation for understanding photographic principles. As digital post-production is an essential skill for any practicing photographer, you will be entirely supported and greatly encouraged to enhance your pre-existing software skills.

Throughout your journey, you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Lighting for Photography
  • Photographic Practices
  • Darkroom Techniques
  • Visual Narratives
  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
  • Techniques & Processes

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Advanced Photography Studies
  • Art Direction
  • Moving Image
  • Material Selection & Specification
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaboration Project

Assessment method

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. They provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and a variety of methods are used and these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams
    To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code HADP
Institution code D14
Campus name David Game College - Higher Education Centre
Campus code A

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A Level achievement (‘A’ to ‘D’ grade) that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject. Note: equivalent qualifications are acceptable.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 qualification in Art & Design or another related Level 3 qualification.
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education Institution.

Internal English Test
Applicants whose first language is not English, with no formal or recognised qualification, will be required to take the DGHE English Entry test to determine whether their level of English is appropriate for the course applied. The level required for entry onto the HND is typically an IELTS 5.5 or above.

An interview will be conducted with an Admissions Officer or by a member of the academic team. During the interview, the information contained within the application form will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate they have the necessary skills for successful completion of the course, evidence of motivation and the commitment to succeed.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,000 Year 1
EU £6,000 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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David Game College - Higher Education Centre
David Game Higher Education Centre (DGHE)
32-35 Jewry Street

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