This course will focus on the key developments within the lens-based
industries, from both an historical and technical perspective. You will engage
in learning all aspects of current technology associated with both media and
photography. The modules will allow you to work on self-generated and client-led
briefs, which will challenge you to think creatively and consider the parameters
of the set tasks. The course focuses on enabling you to gain work placements and
find freelance opportunities whilst giving a realistic insight into the
During the course you will develop your
photographic techniques in both traditional and digital practice and image
manipulation as well as ideas that embody a range of media formats and skills to
create a range of products.
Optional modules include: Single Camera
Techniques, Multi Camera Techniques, Film Studies (Media pathway), Processes and
Approaches to Traditional Photography, Processes and Approaches to Digital
Photography, Digital Image Manipulation (Photography pathway)
- Digital Foundations
- Research Techniques
- Historical Context
Optional modules include: Sound
Design, Scriptwriting for Moving Image, Advanced Production for Moving Image
(Media pathway), Photographic Genres and Technologies, Introduction to the
Artists Book, Digital Story Telling (Photography pathway)
- Professional Practice
- Negotiated Practice
- Specialist Practice Investigation
- Freelance Practice in the Creative Industries
- Marketing and Branding for Lens-Based Practitioners
- Realisation and Development
- Planning and Developing an Exhibition
Why study with us?
We provide smaller study groups with training from industry professionals
in industry settings.
You will have access to industry-standard
facilities, including TV studio, radio studio, photography studio, a traditional
photographic dark room and edit suites.
Trips will also take place
during the course of study including film festivals, exhibitions, trade shows
and creative based residentials.
- A relevant Level 3 qualification
- GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
- You will also be expected to provide examples or a showreel/portfolio of
work at interview
- If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0
with a minimum of 5.5 in all key skills or equivalent
How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Next
Step button at the top of the page.
Upon successful completion of this course you could go into freelance
photography, commercial photography, photographic editing.
you could pursue a career in sound design, camera operating, directing or
University Centre Rotherham (UCR)
This course is partially delivered at the new University Centre Rotherham
(UCR) and Rotherham College Town Centre Campus to provide you the best workshops
for the practical elements of your course. Click here to visit the
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