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This one-year, full-time course is for those who enjoy being creative and have a keen interest in capturing moments in time. Photography is woven into the fabric of our daily lives: from advertising images through editorial, promotional photography, to professionally promoting yourself via social media. This course introduces you to the skills that you need to frame, edit and produce pictures that tell stories. We have highly skilled, passionate and practicing photographers who will guide you in your practical work and studies, enabling you to build a portfolio of work. You will be introduced to: • Digital photography and editing • Analogue photography and darkroom techniques • Studio photography • Live action/sports photography • Film and animation • Experimental photography, e.g. pinhole cameras and photograms • Contextual studies
How will I know how I am doing?
A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions.
Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess GCSE grade 3 in both English and Maths.
Learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
We would like to see evidence of a portfolio of work at interview.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths.
Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on GCSE English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of your programme of study.
Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform), organised, articulate, able to think 'outside the box', business-like and enterprising, and that they have a 'can-do' attitude.
We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as areas for development.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter.
Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme can gain either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry or continue with their studies through to Level 3.
What are my career options?
A career in the arts is diverse and can include further study in photography, film-making or animation. You could find yourself as a fashion, documentary, portrait, landscape or wedding photographer or film-maker in the future. Many photographers become self-employed.
Course information last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2021 @ 8.30am (18 hours ago)