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Level 3

Photography | UAL Diploma in Art & Design (Photography) | Level 3


Our exciting photography course will help you develop your creative and technical skills including the use of specialist equipment, studio lighting, lenses, camera controls and set-ups. You will be able to extend your skills in digital and traditional photography including darkroom practices and techniques, and the use of software such as Photoshop and Lightroom to help you create a professional portfolio.

We regularly have projects and live briefs linked to practising photographers and photographic businesses in Brighton, enabling you to make those vital industry contacts and to develop your work-ready skills to progress into a creative career.

  • Extensive photography facilities
  • Taught by industry practitioners
  • Commissions from external clients
  • Visits from industry professionals
  • Live briefs and commissions


At least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and preferably a creative subject, and a portfolio of your creative work. Also, you will have to pass a six week review. If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 2 Creative Media course, or the Level 2 Art and Design.

An interview with a course tutor will be required prior to enrolment. You should familiarise yourself with the following texts before the course begins:

  • British Journal of Photography
  • Michael Langford, Basic Photography (Focal Press, 2000)

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Brigton MET has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.