Put Yourself In The Frame For A Career In Photography

If you’re thinking of leaving the services, have an interest in photography and wish to study at home the Photography institute could provide you with a solution. 

The Photography institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. Online education has quickly become the preferred method of study for people around the world, who are looking for additional skills to enable them to make more money, start successful careers, turn a favourite interest into something more rewarding or accomplish a personal quest for self improvement.

Learn in your own time, in your own home and at your own pace

Whilst distance learning programmes have been available from a variety of providers for some time, it is the interaction and immediacy of  conventional classroom, for the training of freelance photography. it provides the most thorough home study course in photography that is available anywhere in the world, using the very latest online learning techniques.

Course brings you everything you need to achieve the success you want

Although some conventional schools run photographic correspondence courses as a sideline, the Photography institute has specialised in teaching photography solely by the home study method, online using the internet. The days of corresponding via video or audio tapes, CD’s or DvD’s or paperwork through the mail is over. The methodology gives the student fast access to his or her tutor via email, enabling a student – teacher relationship that is as close to sharing a conventional classroom as possible.

For those who are interested in complete online training, this might just be the solution to your needs. Discover your true potential now by taking the next step.

About the photography course

This is a new cutting edge photography course written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and massively comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography.

The “Professional Photography Course” is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. During this time you will be tutored in all aspects of professional photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you together with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material.

The opportunities are enormous and always growing.

The many thousands of magazine titles, books an newspapers worldwide are the freelance photographer’s main market. But this is not to mention all the metropolitan newspapers, regional newspapers, community newspapers, corporate publications, websites and a host of other possible markets.

The “Professional Photography Course” supplies you with all you need to know to enable you to gain access to these markets. By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and skills to work as a freelance photographer and be paid for your efforts.

In addition to all the technicalities and creative aspects the course also covers equipment, studios, the use of agents and how to sell your photographs ~ and get more business.

Your personal tutor

All the course tutors have been handpicked for their own professional success and their ability to pass on what they know. The tutors who work for the company are not just teachers, but the leading professionals in their field.

Your personal tutor will guide you through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific feedback on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course, all you need to do is send your tutor a message and they will promptly reply with an answer.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home.

One of the greatest benefits of this course is your one- on-one relationship with your personal tutor – gain the inside information on how to develop your career or hobby aspirations from a working professional.

If this type of flexible learning appeals to you and you have a flair for photography visit www.thephotographyinstitute.co.uk and use the online message form for a free prospectus. Course fees are £649 but the college offers a £50 discount and fees can be paid up front, monthly or weekly. If you’re interested in a full time course in photography and live in the south of England you might want to consider New College in Swindon. The college provides a range of courses from A/AS levels up to btEC level 3. btEC qualifications are practical work-based courses that reward consistent, hard study. Work is completed in a series of units and currently there are no examinations; qualification is based on you achieving all the specified learning outcomes for the required units.

You have to reach specified assessment and grading criteria to gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The Course

btEC level 1 qualification is delivered progressively over 1 year: you first study for the Award and, on successful completion, you will then move on to the Certificate, and finally the Diploma.

This course is a new and exciting way of studying Photography. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in Photography have the chance to develop and refine their skills through a range of practical and theoretical units. Working in a wide variety of photographic genres you will gain a basic understanding of the Photographic industry. The qualification is split into three parts; an Award in Photography; a Certificate in Photography and the Diploma in Photography – these constitute a year’s programme.

Where it will lead

The successful completion of the btEC l1 Diploma in Photography can lead on to a level 2 and 3 btEC Extended Diploma in Photography which goes into more depth of the techniques and genres covered on the l1 Diploma course. Students may then want to continue at New College, by applying to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Professional Photography.

Course requirements

You will need a keen interest in Photography and a lot of enthusiasm as this will run for approximately 6 hours a week.

There are no formal qualification requirements: all applications will be considered. Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis, which will include the submission of a portfolio of photographic work and an interview by the course leader.

Study programme

Students will follow a varied programme of study which will include learning about working, Photographic Equipment, Processes and techniques, lighting for Photography, Experimental, Photographic images, Working to Photographic briefs, Creative Camera techniques and Photographic images for Presentations. Students are required to study a specific number of units to gain a btEC level 1 qualification.

Assessment is by coursework – currently there are no requirements for any formal exams (but this may change in the future). All the work you do in class counts towards your final grade. Each part of the qualification is based on you achieving all the specified learning outcomes for the required units.

Students have to reach specified assessment and grading standards to gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction.


The btEC l1 Diploma is a one year course delivered over three days for six hours per week. (it is possible to study English and Maths or other GCSEs alongside this qualification). in addition you will be expected to spend independently four to six hours a week completing sketchbook work.


btEC level 1 in Photography is taught in well-equipped studios by specialist staff. Students have access to a wide range of art equipment across all art disciplines.


There is a £20 studio fee which is payable at the start of the course to cover the cost of all materials used in workshops throughout the year. Two hardback A3 sketchbooks (7.50 each from the art department).

Students will be expected as part of the course to attend trips to museums and galleries; an additional charge for this is made (approximately £15 per trip) to cover the travel and ticket cost for these events.

Students experiencing financial hardship can apply for equipment grants via student services.


Students will have the opportunity to attend trips to Galleries and Museums as part of their course. there is also the opportunity to attend the art department’s residential trip to New York or Spain.

You can get more details from www.newcollege.ac.uk or telephone 01793 611470.