Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Photography


Level 4


The course is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers across the photographic industry through gaining the skills and knowledge currently most in demand in industry. It will provide specific practical and professional skills, and transferable skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork, and communication. Throughout the year learners will have the opportunity to work on live projects from local businesses. Day trips are used to enhance learners skills and techniques.


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During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

Modules include: Visual Communication in Art and Design; Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design; Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design; Professional Practice in Art and Design; Studio Practice in Photography; Advertising Photography; Photography Techniques and Photographic Materials; Techniques and Technology.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be carried out by the use of coursework and practical assignments throughout the duration of the course. There are no formal examinations.

Progression Opportunities

The BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Photography offers a progression route for learners to further study on a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Photography. On successful completion of the course students may also progress to other universities to complete your degree.

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Entry Requirements

A Level Grade C or equivalent. AVCE, BTEC National, Leaving Cert Higher, Other related Level 3 qualifications including the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Four GCSE passes including Maths and English or equivalent. Refer to general entry requirements.

Further Information

Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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