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 Level 3 Extended Diploma 


This is a groundbreaking approach to photographic and design education. Uniquely, you will come together to form a collective and collaboratively make work on industry led projects, putting you in charge of how, where and why it is published, exhibited or screened.

This course will help you to build a specialist career in the creative industries and access appropriate entry level roles. You’ll learn industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into jobs, creative sector apprenticeships or related higher education courses, such as our BA (Hons) Documentary Photography and Print degree.


You will learn the skills to communicate visually through the still and moving image as well as develop knowledge of graphic design and digital and paper publishing to get your work seen by industry.


If you want to be part of something bigger, and you believe in the importance of creative collaboration and the impact this may have on ourselves and our communities, then this photography course is for you.


This two year course is made up of six in-depth projects for you to sink your teeth into; outlined in the structure on the next page.

Qualification  Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Duration  2 years 

Year of entry  2022

Creative Space  Leadworks Bristol



The Collective Process

Conceive, shoot, design, publish and exhibit your first collective project to be seen by industry.

Developing Creative Community

Work with real people and real stories from the communities that make us.

Creating and Distributing Print Media

Posters, zines, magazines and books. How will your collective’s voice be heard?

Developing Industry Practice

Connect to the industry. Build your network. Start your career.

Specialist Technical Skills Development

Photographer, editor, book maker, designer and many more. Become a highly skilled practitioner, ready for industry.

Specialist Creative Collective Outcome

Want to exhibit, or publish? Launch your careers with a statement to industry.