MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
The HND Photography course emphasises the creative use of photography across a wide range of subject areas. The course encourages exploration of contemporary photographic practice and includes critical and contextual studies. Traditional photographic techniques are investigated, as well as digital image manipulation.
Students gain vocational skills through integrated professional practice units. A key aim of the course is to help students build a personal and creative portfolio of work, with which they can progress onto their chosen pathway.
YEAR ONE: Photographic Materials, Techniques and Technology // Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design // Location Photography // Digital Image Creation and Development // Press Photography and Photojournalism
YEAR TWO: Visual Language in Photography // Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation // Advertising Photography // Critical Study in Art and Design // Personal and Professional Development
The course is continuously assessed through assignments and projects. There are no exams, but there are critical and contextual written projects which support and integrate with the practical photographic assignments.
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
Having built up experience throughout the two years of the course, students may choose to undertake further studies, by applying for a Top-up degree. There is a range of 3rd Year only BA Top-up courses onto which HND Photography students consistently progress. Additionally, other universities consider this HND qualification as a strong basis for entry into the 2nd year of their degree. Students who wish to pursue industry-related employment, or freelance work, will be given support and guidance on how to undertake their career pathway choice.