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Entry Requirements

Learners who have an understanding or are confident in photography and have successfully achieved the UAL Level 2 Certificate

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30 weeks x 3 hours

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 3 hours evenings classes

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Part time

This is a 30 weeks exciting and varied photography course and recognised Level 3 qualification. People who have completed this course have progressed onto Degree Courses or set up their own businesses.

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideally suited for those who already have a reasonable (Intermediate) level of photography skills with knowledge of basic Studio Photography techniques,  lighting and modifiers and those who have already completed UAL Level 2 Certificate, but this is not essential.  Great for those who wish to enhance their photographic education further.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered by 30 taught /practical  x 3 hours evenings classes.

On completion of the 4 units within the UAL Level 3 Certificate, you may then progress and continue should you wish to the Advanced Photography Evening Class Course or the Full Time BA Photography Degree.

What will I study?

In this 30 week course you will cover a brief Introduction to Photographic History, Portraiture, Still Life and Landscapes and complete 4 Units (Unit 6 is Compulsory with 3 other unit from a choice of 4) which may include areas such as, 

Unit 6 - The Camera: Digital or Film (compulsory)

In this unit you will you will be introduced to and cover,

  • Refresh on Exposure control and all camera functions E.g. ISO, F-Stops, Shutter Speeds, Modes and Lens Types, Angles of View
  • Refresh on Control Depth of Field /Movement within an image.
  • Refresh on Composition / Posing
  • Refresh on White Balance & Histograms.
  • Refresh on Controlling the light within an image using, Off Camera Flash and basic modifiers.
  • Shooting for HDR, Panning, Image Staking and Panoramic Images.
  • Using Filters.
  • Genres of Photography & Relevant Artists.

Unit 7 – The Photographic Project – FMP Final Major Project (Compulsory)

Unit 7 (plus any 2 Units from those listed below 8 - 10)

Unit 8

Lighting in Photography (Enhanced Lighting Techniques in Studio and on Location)


Digital Imaging, Storage and Manipulation (LightRoom and Photoshop)

Unit 10

Processing Film and Print. (Analogue Photography, Film Development, Scanning, Darkroom Printing).

Entry Requirements

The course is aimed at learners who have an understanding or are confident in photography and have successfully achieved the UAL Level 2 Certificate in Photography.

What can I do next?

We have offer a wide range of photography courses, click here for further information.

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