Art & Design (Photography) Level 2 Diploma

Art & Design (Photography) Level 2 Diploma

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Are you a creative person with a strong interest in photography and photo media? Perhaps you want to develop your technical and analytical skills in order to become a much more accomplished photographic artist.

If this sounds like you, then you can get everything you need to improve your picture taking by successfully completing this photography course.

Indeed, this learning opportunity is the ideal balance of theory and practice that can lead to a lifelong love of this unique discipline.

At its core photography is about communication, and we want you to become a great communicator.

Why choose
Art & Design (Photography) Level 2 Diploma?

At Brock we have a large, professional standard photographic studio, a fully equipped darkroom and computer suites that contain industry level hardware and software.

We also have a well-supplied equipment loan system through which you can reserve whatever you need to realise your artistic visions.

Importantly, you will benefit from being taught by photography enthusiasts who have a passion for both the subject and helping you develop your ideas.

Finally, you will have the chance to visit exhibitions as well as outstanding field locations both at home and abroad.

Teaching & learning

You will learn by carrying out assignments and activities that incorporate a range of learning experiences.

There will also be a series of practical workshops in areas such as lighting, darkroom manipulation, Photoshop, composition and equipment.

The course can be split into three main perspectives: technical, analytical and creative. Your teachers will work with you to develop your skills in each of these.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 and above to include:
•    English Language
•    Maths

Course structure

  • Explore photography in terms of camera controls and different photographic genres.
  • Gain a contextual understanding by looking at art movements and recreating iconic photographs.
  • Learn to take photographs that depict your unique personality and character by completing a ‘selfie’ project.
  • Collaborate with beauty students at our Ultima Salon to compile a portfolio of images related to weddings, horror and fashion.
  • Work with real clients on a live brief, giving you valuable experience of working on photographic assignments.

What can I do with this qualification?

This course aims to broaden your artistic horizons and prepare you for higher level study such as our Level 3 Extended Photography course

Furthermore, your newly-acquired technical, creative and analytical skills will serve you throughout your life.

Employment opportunities could begin with an apprenticeship or junior studio role. Past students have gone on to work in photography, media, film, fashion, and website design.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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