Level 3 UAL Diploma in Photography (Creative Media Production and Technology) – September 2020

Start Date: 08 September 2020
Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

Within commercial practice photographers need creative, technical and professional skills to create eye caching images and this course concentrates on building these key skills. Learners will develop their creative eye through practice and theory, enhancing their understanding of composition, colour, lighting and framing. To support this, learners will develop their technical knowledge in film and digital practice on both location and within the studio environment. This will help build their professional practice and leaners will produce a final high quality portfolio that aims to support their progression into further study or industry practice.

Learners will undertake four major projects over the year. Although cameras are provided leaners will need to cover the cost of basic resources (photographic memory cards, paper, portfolio, printing etc) during their studies.

Course Content

Modules on this course include:

  • Digital photography and image editing
  • Black and white film
  • Audio and video editing relating to photographic practice
  • Industry photo practice within the studio and on location
  • Documentary practice, research and contextual awareness
  • A final creative project of your own choice

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.


You will be able to progress to university level study such as the HNC in Photography.