SGS is one of the few colleges in the region to have an extremely well-equipped darkroom, advanced digital facilities and a professional photographic studio. We also have highly skilled, passionate and practicing photographers who will guide you in your practical work and studies, enabling you to prepare a strong portfolio of work. Crucial to this course, and for broadening your experience, are group photography trips to various locations. There will also be an overseas visit, which will give you an invaluable opportunity to build your professional skills and develop your own personal approach to photography. You will also develop skills and confidence in presenting and discussing your work, preparing you for university or work interviews.
- Use sketchbooks to explore and record ideas and processes
- Street photography
- Fine art
- Moving image
- Sports and action
- Presentation and exhibition
- Ideas generation and creativity skills
What do I need to join?
You will need to show passion, enthusiasm and commitment and have a portfolio of work to show at interview. You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and/or Maths, or a Level 2 Diploma in Art Design with merit or distinction grades, and a proven record of attendance and engagement in English and maths.
How will I know how I am doing?
Project work is set with structured, achievable targets that are organised around practical assessment.
You will also discuss project work through group critiques with verbal feedback from tutors and peers. Regular tutorials and reviews will take place with your personal tutor to discuss targets and progress.
Maths & English
A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths, so learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (C) will be enrolled on either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme alongside their course.
We have a working studio where learners produce images for various clients, helping the learners to gain valuable experience and confidence in producing images to a professional standard.
Students are directed and supported to seek opportunities to experience a working environment relevant to their specialism, whether this is a live project set by industry, creative competitions or working for a local or national company.
What can I do next?
Most of our students go on to higher education, apprenticeships or employment. Our students can progress onto the best degree courses in the country in every subject.
What are my career options?
A career in art is diverse and can include further study in art therapy, teacher training, academic study at BA level, or work in the industry as an illustrator, graphic or theatre designer, photographer or specialist art teacher in secondary or further education, or work in the ceramics, textiles or fashion industries. Many artists become self-employed.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Monday 20th January 2020 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)