Comments about Coruse - BTEC HNC in Photography - At the institution - Westminster - Greater London
Entry onto the course is by interview. You will need to bring with you some examples of your work that you would like to talk about. An academic or employer reference would be useful. At interview you should demonstrate potential to benefit from this course. Ideally you will have the minimum of 1 subject related A level or the equivalent level 3 vocational qualification (National Diploma in Photography, Foundation Diploma etc). If you don’t think that you have the right qualifications, but think this is the right course for you, then apply or come along to the college to see how we can support you. You will need to be highly motivated and prepared to devote yourself to the demands of the course.
Duration of course:
Two years – one day (including evening) per week.
What does it include?
The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Photography is a vocational higher education course.
It includes the following areas of study:
-Conceptual & Vocational Photographic Practice Pathways
-Professional Development & Business Practice
This intensive course will help you to develop your knowledge of photographic practice via challenging live project briefs. It will give you practical experience and knowledge of all the major areas of commercial and fine art photography at a professionalstandard via challenging live project briefs. The course focuses on the technical and vocational aspects of photography and you will besupported to help you develop your strengths and interests in contemporary photographic practice. You will engage with research andstudy skills development related to photographic history and cultural studies that will strengthen and improve your practical work. Likeall students on the course and in the photography department you will be encouraged and supported to seek work experience.Throughout the course students have the opportunity to display their work and this culminates in a major exhibition to promote yourwork. The course has a history of annual residential visits relating to projects. The residential visit this year was to New York.You will be taught by experienced and dedicated lectures and technicians who currently work within the photographic industry so thatyou get the very best learning. Your learning will take place in our purpose built studios and darkrooms and the digital facilities at our Paddington Basin Campus that have been awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) status by the Learning & Skills Council.The college is affiliated to the Association of Photographers and the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
The School is a member of the Association of Photographers (AoP). The course is recognised by the British Institute of ProfessionalPhotographers (BIPP). Areas of the course may be recognised by The National Union of Journalists (NUJ).
We believe that it is important to support you so that you can pursue a future career in the photography industry, so you will receive group and individual tutorial support to help keep you on track.
Where does it lead?
On successful completion of the course, students can expect to progress either into employmentin industry as a photographer, self-employed freelance photographer, photographic assistant oronto further specialist study at degree level.