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Higher National Diploma in Photography

This Higher Education course aims to develop you as a professional photographer and for you to progress either to employment, independent studio practise or higher level studies. Emphasis throughout the year is on developing independent research, practical studio work, exhibiting work and to continue acquiring creative, contextual and technical skills. We feel this course of study provides a complimentary and developmental pathway in Photography, building on practical experience, subject knowledge and personal expression to produce a sustainable conceptual framework for professional practise.

Higher National Certificate in Photography

Higher National Certificate Photography

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction to a wide range of photographic practices. The course is intensive and offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and fine art photography. The HNC can be used as a stepping stone to place you in a very strong position when applying for undergraduate or even post graduate studies at a later date.

Commitment to study at the college is for two days a week for 30 weeks in the academic year. Over the year you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different course units. Some units are more theoretical and will contextualise different photographic approaches against a background of historical and political relevance. Other units explore more practical aspects of photography such as studio lighting, digital postproduction and analogue photography. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover and explore the area of photography you are particularly passionate about. The HNC team will provide the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.

To do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to our level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography. The HNC requires a lot of self-motivation as you will need the determination to work independently. The course is supported by a well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. It is taught by a strong team of experienced tutors and professional photographers who will offer a creative environment for you to develop your photographic futures.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design & Architecture – Level 2

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 to 4:00 (3 days for students who are under 19)

This course in interior design and architecture gives you the opportunity to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and Architecture.
Based in our specialist design studios you will work on projects that mirror those in industry, taught by experienced interior designers and architects. The course also includes visits to museums, comprehensive careers advice and for Under-19s teaching in English, maths and ICT.
You will explore through a series of exciting and challenging projects how to work to a brief, survey and plan small to medium-scale residential and retail spaces. You will experience the process of creativity through testing ideas, architectural model making, freehand and orthographic drawing, styling with colour and materials, photography and computer-aided design drawing. Discovering what other designers are doing now and in the past will underpin each project.
On completing the course you can choose to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma, present your completed portfolio for university, or apply for one of the many jobs in the design industry.
Adults will be required to attend for 2 days a week and Under-19s for three days per week.

Introduction to Interior Design and Styling

Join the Introduction to Interior Design courses and discover a new career in Design. This course is the equivalent of one unit of a Level 1 Qualification in Interior Design
Taught by R. Rubio an Interior Architect who will introduce you to the principles of Interior Design and the latest trends in the Interior design and Architecture.
You will learn How to design challenging spaces with a design brief and at the end of the course. You will have completed a design project which will open the door to study further and progress to the next level 2, related employment or manage your personal renovations.
Content: Exploring creative solutions for interior, styling, technical drawing, sample boards, model making, colour theory and employability.
Do not miss to this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast! For further information contact r.rubio@kcc.ac.uk

Introduction to Printmaking

This Introduction to Printmaking course is a practical studio based programme and combines structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will gain a good overview of the printmaking media and grounding in a wide range of techniques such as Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching.

Jewellery Introduction: Lost Wax Casting

Learn fundamental skills of wax carving. The course will cover the principles of the Lost Wax Casting process and include liaison with a Hatton Garden Casting company. There will be an additional charge for precious metal casting work (approximate minimum £8)

Digital: Basic Digital Photography Skills

Learn the basics of using a DSLR camera and get to understand the menus, white balance, exposure modes and accessories. Our Digital SLR photography course for beginners will put you in control of your equipment and open new horizons for you.

Summer School – Explore Printmaking

Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

Summer School – How to Draw & Paint from the Model

You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making.

Summer School – How to Paint with Watercolour

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location.