Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Photography

  • Course Code AAA0781
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Do you have an eye for good photography? Know what makes the perfect photo composition? Want to learn how to touch up and prepare images to industry standard? 


This course is an introduction to creative photography and digital manipulation and you will receive a solid foundation in the technical skills used by industry professionals.  You will be taught by experienced tutors using industry standard software and equipment.


All students on the course are offered the opportunity to work with industry and take on commercial commission work.


The course includes practical, theory and contextual work. You will be encouraged to take a broad view of photography and include elements of a range of art and design disciplines. The course includes projects that will take place in industry, giving you links with businesses and designed to develop your abilities and real-world skills. These projects will also involve research, taught classroom and workshop sessions and self-reflection. Feedback will be given at all stages of your development.


On completion of this course you could progress onto a range of further or higher education programmes. There are also career opportunities across the digital sector around image handling, processing and manipulation, as well as the potential of becoming a free-lance or self-employed photographer.


The course also acts as a pathway into Higher Education with the Extended Diploma being equivalent to three A levels. You can achieve up to 168 UCAS points on completion of this course.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

The most important thing you'll build on the course, aside from your confidence, is your portfolio. We'll assess you on your ability to produce excellent things to put in it, and you're ability to do it on time and in budget. We'll also get you to look at how the business works and how you might fit into it, and we'll test you on that too.

How will I be taught?

The programme is delivered by experienced practitioners who will be using a wide range of strategies to facilitate your learning in lectures, seminars and one to one tutorials.

Qualifications needed

Four GCSEs at C (4) or above, or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, preferably in appropriate subject areas. Level 2 English/literacy is essential. Level 2 Math/numeracy is desirable. Students without either or both will be encouraged to study them alon

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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