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Geared towards practising and experienced photographers, the Postgraduate Diploma Photography Portfolio Development at LCC will help you explore and enhance your range of technical skills.
As of 2016/17 Postgraduate Diploma Photography Portfolio Development will be formally suspended. As a result, the course will no longer be actively recruiting for September 2016 entry.
London College of Communication
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||30 weeks - Full Time|
£5,500 (2016/17 fees)
£11,490 (2016/17 fees)
|Start Date||September 2016|
Direct to the College. See the How to Apply tab for details.
|Application Deadline||Applications are accepted, and offers made, throughout the year. Early application is advised.|
Building on the rich heritage of photography teaching at LCC, the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography Portfolio Development is a challenging course that will give you the skills to establish a career as a professional photographer.
The emphasis of the course is on the acquisition of a high level of technical and professional skills together with the development of an individual, distinctive and conceptually strong practice. You will explore both traditional and digital image capture skills and the development of new hybrid technologies. In addition, the course highlights the expansive areas of new media surrounding professional photography.
Through talks, seminars and workshops it will enable you to contextualise your practice within contemporary photography, and to develop a range of intellectual, analytical and professional skills. You will work on set and self-initiated projects which promote learning through discovery, interaction and response to change.
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop a high quality portfolio suitable for presentation when approaching clients for employment or commissions, or curators for those who wish to be an exhibiting photographer. For those wishing to continue their study, the theory and research elements of the course will prepare you for further learning at a higher level.
This course is taught within the School of Media at LCC. You will benefit from being part of a thriving photography and research culture, with many talks, exhibitions and events. Students also have access to events across the University and our extensive library services.
Each course is divided into units, which are credit-rated. The minimum unit size is 20 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma course structure involves five units, totalling 120 credits.
During the first two weeks, there will be an induction programme in which you will:
The process for all units will involve you in original applications of knowledge, together with a practical ability to use and critically assess existing photographic techniques and formats. You will also, in the process of the critical evaluation of your own and others' work, develop innovative solutions to creative challenges.
If you are unable to continue or decide to exit the course, there is one possible exit award: A Postgraduate Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the first 60 credits.
This course aims to provide you with the skills you need for a career as a professional photographer. You will be encouraged to research, evaluate and develop projects which directly relate to your future aspirations and you will be given the chance to develop a portfolio suitable for presentation to clients to help you gain commissions or employment on completing the course.
We know what it takes to be successful in your chosen field. Your tutors are professionals in their own right and understand what you need to help you establish your career.
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