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Course Details

Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Art & Design - Photography

David Game Higher Education

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Course Summary

The Higher National Diploma in Art & Design at David Game College is a fast track pathway to a successful career in the creative industries.

The Photography specialist pathway provides an introduction into a wide range of photography disciplines, allowing you to specialise in whichever aspect of the photography industry you wish to pursue. The broad variety of modules will help you with refining your research skills, analytical thinking and conceptual development, whilst exploring contemporary photographic practices.

You will be working with digital SLR cameras using advanced lighting techniques in our studios to develop your ideas and photographic style. You will have the opportunity to explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as we believe that they form the foundation for understanding photographic principles. As digital post-production is an essential skill for any practicing photographer, you will be entirely supported and greatly encouraged to enhance your pre-existing software skills.

Entry Requirement

UK and EU Students:

Candidates will need one of the following:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Access to Higher Education Diploma
1 A level / 2 AS levels, BTEC Art Foundation Diploma or other Level 3 UK / Overseas qualification.
Applicants with significant work experience are also eligible for consideration following portfolio assessment and interview

Note: DGHE will not be recruiting international students under the Tier 4 student visa system during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

Overseas learners must show proficiency in the English language and have an appropriate qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5

Restrictions on learner entry

The BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the RQF for learners aged 18 years and over


Year one
  • Lighting for Photography
  • Photography Practices
  • Darkroom Practice
  • Visual Narratives
  • Professional Practices
  • Contextual Studies
  • Pearson Set Project
  • Techniques and Processes
Year Two
  • Advanced Photography Studies
  • Art Direction
  • Moving Image
  • Material Selection & Specification
  • Professional Practices
  • Applied Practice Collaboration Project




September, February


2 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £6000

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