The emphasis in the course is on commercial photography, professional approach allied to analytical skills and creative judgement.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Graduates will be able to work in all spheres of photographic practice.
Many graduates of this course have successfully set up their own studios and are actively gaining work in the commercial and social genres of the industry.
The photography Certificate is an excellent stepping stone to the BA in Photographic Media (advancing to stage 2 once the Certificate is successfully completed) with many students opting for this as the BA offers extensive professional practice and exhibition and business experience.