1. Photography Foundation Degree

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    Gain exposure to the captivating photography industry with our Photography Foundation Degree. You will study a range of photographic techniques and disciplines such as documentary, fashion, portraiture, fine art, or commercial. Our exciting programme offers work-based learning opportunities, practical experience, and insight from industry experts.

    Pursue a personal specialism and actualise your career aspirations with our foundation degree programme. You will gain the technical knowledge of how to use a variety of cameras, and how to the most out of available and studio lighting. Practical learning is underpinned by photographic historical and contextual understanding.

    As you progress through our programme, you will explore multiple aspects of photography, ranging from refining your ideas and concepts, to working in the industry. You will develop your creative vision and produce a professional portfolio capturing your talent. You will also visit art and photography festivals such as Liverpool Look Festival and Derby Format Festival.

    We emphasise work-related learning so you’ll experience guest lecturers from industry speakers such as Tom Martin, Ian Beesley and Murat Özkasim. We also encourage international residential visits to engage with the international creative industry.

  2. Graphic Design and Illustration Foundation Degree

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    Transform your ideas into creative designs and illustrations with our entrepreneurial programme. Our Graphic Design and Illustration degree allows you to harness your creative talent and take advantage of networking opportunities to develop a professional design business.

    Our foundation degree broadens your knowledge of graphic design and illustration and teaches you the techniques and skills needed to forge a creative career. This programme will focus on a range of graphic techniques such as illustration and typography. You will also learn how to communicate visually with an audience.

    Our handpicked modules develop your employability skills as well as providing you with plenty of opportunities to captivate a crowd. You’ll work with designers, gallerists, and curators, sell your work, promote yourself, and develop media campaigns, in a programme designed to meet the demands of the creative industry.

    While studying with us, you’ll leverage our excellent industry links to develop your work, enter competitions, and work on client projects. You’ll also produce a sustained body of graphic design or illustration work which will be displayed as part of a public exhibition.

  3. Fine Art Foundation Degree

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    Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, video, sound or installation artist you’ll maximise your creative ability, and learn how to harness your skills in a professional environment.

    Our foundation degree contextualises your practice within the reality of the contemporary art industry. As you progress through our programme, you’ll refine your skills in the studio, as well as developing your understanding of art and commerce, and how the two can combine to create a career path.

    From the start, you’ll exhibit your work. You will have the opportunity to sell your work, visit exhibitions, collaborate with artists, develop media campaigns, work with the public, and critically understand the changing art landscape.

    Leverage our fantastic industry links throughout the course to showcase your work in three public exhibitions each year within the Leeds art scene.


Harrogate College

Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8QT United Kingdom

Tel: 01423 879466
Email: contact@harrogate-college.ac.uk