The HND Photography course provides an introduction into a wide range of photographical disciplines, allowing you to enter whichever aspect of the photography industry you wish. This introductory programme is well-suited to school leavers looking to gain a position in the industry or those hoping to study photography at university. The course is aimed at students wanting to develop a career in various strands of the photography industry such as Fashion, Photojournalism, Documentary, Fine Art, Advertising and Editorial.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Photography is designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will allow you to either continue in Higher Education or find employment.
This course is designed for those who want to pursue a career in the photographic industry. We have created an exciting specialist vocational programme that will develop keen business grounding along with providing up-to-date practical skills and visual awareness.
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 the integrated business practice and professional studies units.
Over two years you will, in turn, concentrate on a number of different elements of photography. These include: fashion photography, location photography, photo journalism and darkroom practice. The broad variety of modules will help you discover which area of photography you are particularly passionate about and we will offer the career guidance you need to pursue that passion professionally.
You will develop your technical skills of photography, whilst exploring images from a critical stance and develop your practical skills in the field or in and studio. The final semester will demonstrate the expert skills you have mastered throughout the programme through the creation of your own project. Through demonstrating professional skills, techniques and critical understanding, you will be expected to create a professional portfolio of work which will assist you in pursuing a successful career in the industry. This course will provide you with all the artistic and technical skills you need to be a successful photographer.
Course Length: 2 years;
Start dates: February / July / October;