Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Photography for 16-19 year olds

Study photography at Brighton MET

Brighton MET’s Photography department is staffed by practising professional photographers and it attracts an eclectic mix of students. Lively debates and critiques will help you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your work.

The practical skills you learn will include studio lighting, dark room skills, printing from negatives, scanning from negatives, hand colour printing, digital printing, using medium format 35mm SLR cameras, film cameras, large format cameras plus digital practices such as Photoshop to produce digital prints. Historical and contemporary studies help to underpin the practical work.

Courses generally concentrate not only on assessments but also on portfolios. You’ll therefore leave the course with a strong body of work to show to universities or employers. The photography end of year show also showcases student excellence to potential employers. Most of our students progress to their first choice universities such as London College of Fashion, Falmouth and UAL.

Available courses

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

    This diploma introduces you to creative approaches and technical skills in photography whilst developing an understanding of critical and contextual thinking.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Photography | UAL Diploma in Art & Design Foundation Studies | Level 3/4
    Photography | UAL Diploma in Art & Design Foundation Studies | Level 3/4

    An exciting year of photography that encourages inventiveness and exploration, enabling you to produce a sophisticated portfolio to progress onto university or employment.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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Why choose Brighton MET?

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

Photography End of Year Show - 360 tour

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