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Short Course - Intermediate
Photography | Intermediate

Expand your creative skills and understanding of the camera through both studio and location photography.

Build up your creative skills and be encouraged to try medium format film cameras with this course taught by our specialist staff.

This course has multiple study options

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Term One:
To be confirmed
Term Two:
To be confirmed

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Tuesdays or Thursdays
7.00pm - 9.30pm

This course will build and expand your creative control of the camera and further develop darkroom skills. Medium format film cameras will be introduced and the use of fibre based paper will be encouraged in the darkroom.

The majority of the work will be directed by your own projects and interests.

You will be given the opportunity to try out one of two different Medium Format Cameras using 120 Roll Film, and access to the photographic studio.

A variety of chemicals to develop nearly every type of film available today for the duration of the course are provided, as well as a paper developer and fixer.

Please note: Intermediate Photography will run alongside our Advanced Photography Short Course.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion, location photoshoots and studio-based/darkroom practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.              

Please note that this course includes some classes that meet on location. Sometimes this requires students to travel to the location or be picked up from Gray's on a Saturday or Sunday.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.



This course is not formally assessed. 


Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support


This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Photography course, or who have had some experience of using manual film cameras and have a basic working knowledge of film developing and darkroom practice.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.


Course fee: £375


You will access darkroom enlarging equipment to print negative sizes including 35mm, 6x4.5cm, 6x6cm, 6x7cm, 6x9cm, 5x4inch, 5x7, X-PAN, the Fibre Based Paper drying drum, large heat press/dry mounting press and the photographic studio.

A variety of chemicals to develop nearly every type of film available today are provided for the duration of the course. along with paper developer and fixer.


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.


Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s Art Shop. Find out more:  



Gray's Art Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each term to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Email the Gray's Short Course Team

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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