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BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Photography P056

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37787/apply  Apply Online

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How long does the course last?

2 years, part time., part-time

Level

This is a higher education (HE) course.

Course outline

The BTEC HNC qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the area of photography. Successful completion of the HNC in Photography will also grant the opportunity to move onto the HND in Photography (also delivered at the College), allowing further development of skills in Photography.

Course details

You will learn about the many applications of photography with units including photographic techniques, fashion, portraiture and location based projects. Students will be introduced to both digital and traditional methods of photography.

Units covered:

Year 1

  • Visual communication in art and design
  • Contextual and cultural referencing in art and design
  • Photographic techniques
  • Fashion photography

Year 2

  • Ideas generation and development in art and design
  • Professional practice in art and design
  • Location photography
  • Darkroom practice in photography

Timetables of study and assessment calendars will be available in course handbooks, provided following enrolment. HND Photography students typically partake in classroom-based work two days a week. Class groups are expected to contain around 10-12 students, mixed of those studying both the HNC and HND in Photography.

The programme's specification with further information about how the course is assessed and put together can be found here.

Entry guidelines

Entry is open to students with relevant qualifications. Students who do not satisfy the entry criteria may be eligible by virtue of their motivation and relevant experience.

Learners who enter with at least one of the following are likely to benefit more readily from an art and design programme: a BTEC National in an art and design subject, a relevant GCE profile with appropriate supporting passes at GCSE (C/4 and above), appropriate work experience. Applicants are required to present a portfolio of their work and will be interviewed before being accepted onto the course.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Where can I progress to?

The HNC is recognised by employers as well as providing a pathway for progression to degree level.

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Assessment Method

Assessment will be through a carefully selected mix of assignments and portfolio reviews. A selection of units on the course will be assessed through a student presentations.

When does this course run?

Starting 19th Sep 17

Ends 26th Jun 19

Ref: P056J001

Fees

Fee : £2650.00 per year

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Tuesday 09:30 — 16:30 12 Quays
Friday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays

Starting 18th Sep 18

Ends 24th Jun 20

Ref: P056K001

Fees

Fee : £2650.00 per year

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 17th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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