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Photography HNC (Full time)

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Photography HNC (Full time)

The HNC Photography course looks at vocational photographic practice and how to implement it within real-world scenarios. The course covers a range of genres, encouraging exploration into a broad range of disciplines around image creation. Through the use of the cameras’ manual settings, technical application and photographic theory, the HNC Photography course builds ability and confidence whilst promoting independent realisation of projects and tasks to a high standard.

Through the development of personal creative approaches, Students are encouraged and aided in pursuing project ideas independently and network to build industry links for the development of their career path.

  • The course benefits from expert tuition from a working photographer with long-standing industry experience and achievements
  • Healthy mixture of vocational and creative practice taught, with a view to spring boarding students into industry through vocational insights and networks
  • Students learn in a casual environment with contemporary equipment (cameras/lighting/macs/software)
  • Student input used to generate topics covered

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


  • Portfolio of creative work
  • Interview
  • Example of working writing level
  • Dedication


  • Level 3 in a creative specialism
What qualification will I gain?

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Photography.

 How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment through project completion, questioning strategies and 1-1 discussions.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study:

A1: Concept and Development

A2: Creative Project

  • Advertising Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Narrative-based Image Making
  • People-based Photography
  • Outdoor Imagery
  • Location Photography Techniques
  • Vocational Practice
  • Self-directed project

Next steps

Course progression:
  • HND (if HNC is passed)
  • BA Hons (from certain universities)
  • Apprenticeships
Career progression:
  • Photographer
  • Assistant
  • Retoucher
  • Studio Manager


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Starts: 23/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Fees: £6,000.00

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.