One Day Introduction to Colour Printing (short course)

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Why study this course?

This is an intensive practical workshop in colour printing, during which we will show you examples of hand-printed C-type colour prints and use negatives to experiment with the process. We will make at least one print from your negatives for you to take home.

More about this course

This is a practical, hands-on introduction to colour printing, using our professional well-equipped colour darkrooms, taught by an industry professional at London Met's renowned School of Art, Architecture and Design (formerly known as The Cass).
You'll be able to produce colour photographs using the C-type process. You'll gain specific skills in the darkroom that will enable you to make your own contact sheets, test strips and enlargements. 
By the end of the course you will understand:
  • filtration
  • colour casts
  • colour correlations
  • how to produce a print

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

The course is suitable for photographers who are confident with digital photography and who may already have had some experience with black-and-white photography, but are now ready to extend their photographic skills in a darkroom and want to continue to shoot with analogue cameras.

Course structure

During the course the areas we'll be covering include:
  • heath and safety in the darkroom
  • an introduction to colour printing
  • experimenting
  • making contact prints
  • understanding your own negatives
  • making a print

What our students say

"A terrific course, with an excellent tutor, in fabulous facilities. This could well be the best darkroom in London."

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
Length One day
Day and time Saturday, 11.30am-5pm
Maximum class size 12
Contact hours 5.5


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

What you will need to bring:
  • your own colour negatives to print from

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.