This course is an opportunity for students who wish to study a broad-based art course specialising in Photography. It is a practical course supported by written research into related historical and contemporary Art and Design movements and practice. It includes trips to local and national galleries as well as utilising opportunities to exhibit in prestigious local galleries. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills in preparation for a career in Photography. It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Foundation/ HND or Degree level in a specialist area.
Students study for a 12 unit qualification over two years. There are compulsory units which embrace transferable skills such as visual recording, contextual influences, materials techniques and processes, communicating ideas and concepts in Photography, along with six specialist Photography projects exploring, digital, darkroom, portrait, landscape and digital manipulation within Photography.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above and an art based subject.