Why Should You Take This Course?
In this subject you will explore both traditional and digital photography. You will produce work which will show your development and understanding of Photography, learn how to use SLR/digital cameras, how the studio works, developing black and white film, darkroom skills and various Photoshop techniques. If you are not doing a GCSE in an art-based subject you will need to provide a portfolio of your work.
We will look at the way digital imaging is used and how to use Photoshop. Throughout the year you will be given instructions on how photographers have produced work to enable you to appreciate the processes that are needed to be successful. You need to be self-motivated and want to learn and develop new skills.
How will I be assessed?
Year 1: In your first year you will produce a series of coursework projects which will reflect your learning and development of the subject. The work will include critical thinking and understanding of others' work as well as good technical knowledge.
Year 2: The second year will enable you to develop your skills further. You will produce more coursework and take a 15 hour practical exam at the end of the year.
Are there any special expenses?
You may need to purchase photographic paper, presentation materials and print credits. These on average would be no more than £100 per year. Owning a camera would also be advantageous but not essential. We ask for a £20 contribution at the beginning of the year for materials.
What could I do next?
You can study HND/degree courses that offer further opportunities in the field of photography. This can lead to careers such as photo-journalism, editorial photography and advertising.
If you wish to apply for 2019-2020 academic year, please complete the online application form.