BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Editorial Photography

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Do you see yourself in a studio surrounded by exceptionally talented people, and all of those people are depending on you? Could you follow in the footsteps of Fashion's greatest photographers? Bailey, Knight, Avadon, Testino, von unsworth, Hanson? Do you dream of seeing your work published in the most prestigious fashion magazines, websites and billboards?

Course Information

Our Fashion Photography course is specifically designed to give you all of the photographic skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the fashion photography industry. You will be taught by highly experienced fashion photographers who are now teachers.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Units / Modules

  • Contextual studies including history and contemporary practice
  • Fundamental skills in visual language
  • Narrative in fashion photography
  • Studio and location lighting
  • Fashion moving image and video editing
  • Digital retouching
  • Layout design for books, magazines and portfolios
  • Personal branding and website design

Benefits / Skills

  • Produce work for live clients
  • Develop fundamental technical skills
  • Develop idea generation and problem solving
  • Knowledge of industry standard equipment and software
  • Develop an understanding of the routes into the industry
  • Knowledge of professional practices and project management
  • Develop key communication skills
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Website and brand building
  • Develop analytical and reflective skills

On top of all of the above, we also ensure we include numerous industry visits and excursions during the year.

Entry Requirements

A keen interest in fashion photography, 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths and English.

Career Progression

Progression may include degree level study or relevant employment.

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Course Details


1 year Diploma

1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

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Did you know: 35% of current jobs in the photography industry involve fashion photography?

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