Course Code: VL1HE18 UCAS Code: W641 Photography - Certificate of Higher Education Duration1 Year Day/s of weekMonday Tuesday and Thursday Time09:45 - 16:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £9,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary One of the key advantages of a Certificate in Higher Education is that it demonstrates your ability to study at degree level but without having to commit to a three year programme from the outset. This qualification offers an introduction to various aspects of photography from both a critical and technical perspective. You will explore the photographic archive, critically review key practitioners and gain an invaluable understanding of their image-making techniques. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge of the photographic process for both film and digital photography and gain an appreciation of studio practice. If after one year, you decide to seek work opportunities, you will be well placed to apply for entry level roles within the industry and pursue a variety of freelance projects. Alternatively, we hoped to have inspired you to take your study further and join the second and third years of our BA (Hons) Photography degree. Entry Requirements You require: A minimum of 48 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline Mathematics and English Language GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4 or equivalent We will also review of your creative work to assess your previous experience and will be available to talk through any questions you may have. Anyone who can demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge can also be considered on an individual basis. If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve an IELTS score of at least 5.5. Qualification Obtained Cert HE Photography Qualification ObtainedCertHE Photography Industry Placement and Field TripsIndustry Placement and Field Trips Although there are no compulsory placements on the course, we encourage students to engage with commercial and volunteer opportunities to gain invaluable experience in the field. We also recommend that students keep abreast of creative and technical developments in the industry. Learning and Teaching Methods Industry Placement and Field Trips Although there are no compulsory placements on the course, we encourage students to engage with commercial and volunteer opportunities to gain invaluable experience in the field. We also recommend that students visit photographic exhibitions and attend events to keep abreast of creative and technical developments in the industry. Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Critical and Contextual Perspectives VL4MD021 20 No Introduction to Studio Practice VL4MD022 20 No Introduction to Location Practice VL4MD023 20 No Exploring Technical Creative Practice Photo VL4MD024 20 No Engaging the Archive VL4MD026 20 No Collaborative Approaches to Creative Practice VL4MD027 20 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 89% 0% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 11% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededOther Costs and Equipment Needed You will not be required to purchase any additional equipment to undertake this programme as the college has resources available to students. However, there may be some opportunities that will not be a requirement of the programme but will be available to students at an additional cost. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 362 0 0 Independent 838 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment You will not be required to purchase any additional equipment to undertake this programme as the college has resources available to students. However, there may be some opportunities that will not be a requirement of the programme but will be available to students at an additional cost. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec PHG-CertHE-2022.pdf Adobe PDF, 296 KB Career Options and Progression The course is designed to prepare students both for work and further study. If you want to complete a BA(Hons) photography programme we recommend you check the entry requirements at your chosen institution to ensure you can transfer to their programme of study. Alternatively, you may decide that work is the best option for you. If this is the case, you will have all the key skills necessary to start in an entry level role within the industry or to pursue a range of freelance photographic projects.