Course Details

  • The course is creative, encourages experimentation and digital and analogue skills and allows you to engage with photography in a variety of contexts, responding to the wide-ranging nature of contemporary photographic practice. The course incorporates live briefs that provide you with the opportunity to gain real work skills and develop relationships with potential employers.
    The course is delivered over 2 years full time or 4 years part time
    You will learn the technical skills of photography, including digital image production and manipulation, whilst exploring images from fashion to street style, from advertising campaigns to designer look-books, and from fanzine to glossy magazine. Contemporary theory and research will be combined with practical work to get a rounded view of photography and its place in culture.

    Subjects covered include:
    - Digital publishing
    - Fashion photography
    - Image manipulation techniques
    - Art direction for photography
    - Studio photography
    - Professional portfolio development
    - Cultural history and design practice

  • Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in an art or design related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required:64. A portfolio of creative work should accompany qualifications.
    Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

  • • 100% of your mark will be based on your photographic portfolio and coursework.
    You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Successful graduates will also have the opportunity to progress to final year undergraduate programmes at other universities or The Manchester College
    • BA Top Up (currently offered at The Manchester College)
    • BA Top Up at other Universities

    Students will be equipped to work directly in the photographic and digital media industry, careers on offer range from commercial photography, through freelance and magazine photojournalism to more specific areas such as scientific photography, medical photography and culinary photography.

  • Tuition fees and funding can be a little confusing, which is why we’ve put together a dedicated finance page, Fees, Funding and Finance to help you understand all your options. You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

  • Do you want to know more about this course or find out how it could help your career? Just get in touch and ask away! Link to Enquiries
    Our course enquires team are always willing to answer any questions you have about studying at The Manchester College, whether it’s about this qualification in particular or about applications, enrolment, or student finance.