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Level 3 in Photography

  1. CampusMedway
  2. Course Length1 Year
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing05-09-2022
  5. Annual Fee£4670

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The Details

The Creative Industries touch almost every other sector in the UK. You will develop an understanding of the media sector that will enable you to confidently enter the industry. You will practice and develop technical skills that will give you the fundamental knowledge needed to succed. You will learn practical, theoretical and transferable skills.

You will be taught via workshops, seminars, lectures and also expected to utlilise independent study time.

You will study a range of units, with practical topics including camera operation, editing, lighting, location and studio shooting, audio, interactive media and moving image.

You will also study theory and concepts including analysing media texts, audience theory, target audience demographics, professional practice and self reflection.

You will develop soft skills in teamwork, communication, planning, evaluation and problem solving.

You will collate your work through an online platform which will document the development of your practical and written work.

You will demonstrate your learning through practical tasks, written narrative, analysis and presentations.

There are elements of extensive written work including evaluation, reflections and essays. You will also be expected to deliver presentations.

Other Important Info

This programme is initially a one year Diploma, which then continues to a second year to become an Extended Diploma. You will enrol on the second year of the programme upon successful completion of year one.

The College has a range of stills cameras as well as accessories. We also use Apple Macs and Adobe software. We do not require students to own this equipment themselves.

To be able to complete work outside of College internet access at home is recommended as this will enable you to access your online sketchbooks.

All MidKent College students will continue studying English and maths until they are 19, or until they have achieved a Grade C/4. Your study programme will incorporate a Work Placement of up to 350 hours in a role relevant to your study. All students will have access to a Personal Tutor to support their personal and professional development.

Future Prospects

The aim of this course is to enable students to progress to either further study or employment.

You could progress to Level 4 or 5 study at a higher education establishment.

With the skills you will learn you will be able to work in the creative industries or prepare for work as a freelancer.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Kaci Nash

      I chose Photography as I have always had a passion for it. I have liked it since I was about five years old and I was also inspired by my brother who likes it as well. My tutor is really good; he helps when needed and makes the programme very enjoyable. I do enjoy the practical side more but I also like learning about the different sides of ...