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About Photography, Film & Media


Do you want to express your creative self and discover your artistic identity? When you join us you’ll be creating photographic content for your portfolio, producing original work and styling your own photography shoots in our professional studio. You’ll also be working on commissions with community arts organisations like Multistory and exhibiting your own final collections in the Sandwell Arts Café and other cultural venues.

Our Photography students work on acclaimed projects in collaboration with international and local artists. Magnum photographer Martin Parr and Mark Power, Brighton University’s Professor of Photography, have both mentored our learners. Some of our students have successfully competed in the Penguin Book Design Fujifilm Student Awards, or even been selected to photograph a Royal Wedding. Another made it to the Miami Fashion Week Student Photographer of the Year shortlist.


Building on our links with the BBC, Channel 4 and other media organisations will give you the basis to plan for your professional future and university degrees. Screenings of short films created by students enable you to showcase the best of your work. You’ll communicate with your audience and be involved in media projects trailblazed by the University of Oxford and The Birmingham Rep Theatre who have worked closely with the College. You can also create film media for entertainment and advertising, work with Music students on tribute band promo videos for upcoming city gigs, and get expert coaching in hands-on filmmaking, lighting, production management and editing.

Here’s why you should apply now:

    • Professional standard lighting studio and darkroom facilities
    • Valuable guidance and support from staff with real industry knowledge
    • Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and two digital media iMac suites
    • Practical, real use of professional standard cameras and media equipment
    • Work experience with leading employers across the region
    • Collaborate with professional film-makers
    • Showcase your end-of-year projects in the Festival of Arts Exhibition
    • Support and guidance through UCAS applications and University interviews

Explore career paths

On successful completion of your Level 3 for Creative Industries, you can progress to University or an apprenticeship, or you may want to find employment at junior levels.

£14K-50K per year

Photographer Potential Salary

£25-55K per year

TV Producer Potential Salary

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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