When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 29 September 2022 - 13 June 2024 ( 480 hours, 60 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Chelsea Centre

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C22PGYF11A

What you will learn

This level 4 part-time course is designed to provide a competitive edge for those wishing to pursue a career in photography. The programme has been built to offer in-depth practical and theoretical explorations into current practices in conceptual, editorial and commercial photography. During the course, you will explore practical aspects of photography and will acquire extensive skills in studio lighting, industry based digital post production, analogue photography and B&W darkroom printing, which will enable you to produce impactful photographic images. The theoretical units will provide an historical and cultural framework that will inform your understanding of photography in a wider context. Throughout your studies you will develop problem solving and communication skills that will prove invaluable for future success. Our group sizes are small; our team of specialist staff will coach you and support you to find your voice so that you will develop a strong portfolio that is truly valued by potential clients and employers. Students learn actively through workshop-based teaching in our state of the art studio and darkroom. The learning is further enriched with a range of study visits to museums and galleries. Unleash your creativity by joining this highly creative and exciting specialist Level 4 program! By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Create and present a strong photographic portfolio in an online platform
• Use studio lighting techniques to produce impactful photographs
• Create innovative images using a range of up to date post-production techniques
• Apply darkroom techniques effectively to produce high quality B&W prints that explore the relationship between technique and bespoke output For more information contact niki.sianni@morleycollege.ac.uk

Class format and activities

The course will be delivered in Chelsea Centre. Active learning will take place through workshop-based teaching in our state-of-the-art studio and darkroom. One -to-one support and constructive feedback will be provided to develop the skills and confidence to succeed independently. All course materials (project briefs, background notes, handouts, you tube videos, links to galleries etc.) will be available online and accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. Recordings of online presentations will be available via Microsoft Teams. The learning experience will be enriched with a range of study visits to museums and galleries.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have knowledge equivalent to a level 3 Photography program. GCSEs, grade 4/C or above, in Maths and English (or an equivalent level of qualification) is desirable. For non-native English speakers, an IELTS 5.5 is needed. You will have to have a digital portfolio of your own photographic work (16-20 images) that you will present/discuss in your online interview.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

What you need

You will need to have a DSLR, or mirrorless camera. Access to a computer is essential.

What you can do next

Once you complete this course you could progress to the HND in Photography course, or join the second year of a degree course. Alternatively, you can start your own photographic business, or seek employment as a photographer.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee