Course: Certificate in Photography Level 2

Study Level

Level 2


Lowestoft Campus


18 weeks




Free (subject to personal circumstances)

The Certificate in Photography Level 2 is ideal for you if you are interested in taking photographs and want to develop your technical and creative knowledge and skills through a combination of digital and analogue based classes.

During this course you will learn how to master your camera’s controls and settings, improve your skills and develop ‘a photographer’s eye.’

You may have some photographic experience or ability and want to think about a career or to extend and focus your hobby. You will explore the elements of photography including composition and light, understanding your camera, using experimental techniques and alternative processes in the darkroom, studio and on location.

Your topics may include portraiture, landscape, wildlife, architecture, and still life building to a portfolio of work and an opportunity to exhibit your work.

You will take part in workshops and be given assignments to broaden and extend your learning experience to carry out during and after sessions for reviewing the following week.

Why study with us:

  • Master your camera’s controls and settings.
  • Learn experimental and alternative processes in the darkroom.
  • Build a portfolio of photographic work for progression.

This course will run on Fridays from 10.30am to 2pm over three six-week blocks.

Please get in touch to inquire about the next start date for this course.

This course is free for adults to study, subject to your personal circumstances. Please contact our Admissions team on 0800 854 695 or email for further details.


You will need to bring along your own digital camera capable of setting relevant camera functions such as shutter speeds, aperture, white balance and focus. It is also suggested that you bring a sketchbook or notepad and some basic drawing equipment.


After this course you could study a full-time art and design course including the Foundation in Art and Design or either FdA in Professional Photographic Practice or BA in Visual Art through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College.