Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

Course Content

This course is designed to offer a gateway into the photographic industry or further study; this two year course is structured around eighteen mandatory units, these units present an opportunity for the learner to explore traditional and contemporary photographic materials, techniques and processes. Investment in digital technologies has meant that the students will have access to vital state of the art digital equipment and training. Students are encouraged to develop their own unique style with emphasis placed on the development of the student’s appreciation of photography as a method of visual communication and expression. Housed in a purpose built art school; the photography department consists of a professional standard traditional darkroom, studios and digital darkroom facilities. Course lecturers are working professionals and are able to offer the student an insight into current industry practice. The course will culminate in an end of year student exhibition.

Entry Qualifications

Grade C or above GCSE in relevant Art subject. Satisfactory portfolio.


After completing the course, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels, you will have the option of moving into employment in your chosen field or continuing your studies at University or College.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.