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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students have the opportunity to study the following related UAL Art & Design courses at Eastleigh College:

UAL L3 Award in Printmaking.
UAL L3 Award in Drawing.

With your photography course and one of the above courses combined, you will be eligible to apply for the part-time HNC In Art & Design (Contemporary Art Practice). This is a level 4 higher education course and is the equivalent to the first year of a university degree course. You can apply with a combined portfolio of art, design & media work and two of these relevant L3 Award qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

A general interest in Photography or other Art & Design subject area. Any Level 2 qualifications in an Art & Design related subject are also desirable but not essential.

What does this programme involve?

This course is for students interested in developing their photography skills through giving the student a wider understanding of how their camera works but also develop more confidence and control in their image creation. This course covers a range of photographic techniques, methods and approaches. The course will cover the basic principles of camera control including shutter, aperture and ISO using digital equipment but also review basic darkroom principles of photography including film, pinhole photography and camera-less photography.

Students will also have a basic introduction to image analysis, looking at their own and others photographers work and on using Adobe Creative Cloud to edit their images and develop their photographic work.

The course will be a mixture of technical instruction and practical sessions ending with a short project for the students to practice what they have learnt over the 20 weeks.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Students will have the chance to develop and explore a range of photographic techniques and methods including:

Digital Photography
Experimental photographic darkroom techniques
Pinhole Photography
Landscape Photography
Photoshop techniques and approaches
Studio photography
Studio Lighting
Film photography
Semiotics & image analysis in photography.
Photographic Research approaches.

You will explore these ideas using a variety of photographic materials, techniques and process and within a variety of art & design contexts to produce a lively a dynamic portfolio of work.

Students will then have the opportunity to build a portfolio from the work generated from these sessions, which could aid application to further education.

What else do I need to know?

Students should bring their own camera that allows manual control options, tripod and USB memory stick.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
PHA3 Eastleigh College 7/10/2019 Mon 18:00 – 21:00 19 £513.00 £513.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Frances, Building an Art & Design Portfolio

Frances began studying at Eastleigh College to get a qualification in quilting, and is now on her way to achieving an Art degree!


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