Continually achieving nationally recognised high standards.
First-class facilities include a fully-equipped darkroom and film developing room
Excellent range of computers, all with Adobe Photoshop
Exhibitions of student work.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English. One creative GCSE such as Art & Design or Art Technology would be helpful, but not essential. Mature students may apply with a portfolio of work for consideration.
Photography combines technical instruction and creative freedom. Whether you’re interested in digital photography or traditional darkroom-based work you’ll receive expert support and tuition.
This is an ideal subject for students wishing to follow a path into film, media, the arts and photography related areas. Photography is regarded as a cross-curricular subject and is accepted by universities and colleges as a discipline showing wide-ranging ability.
This exciting, hands-on course offers you the knowledge and skills to become highly inventive in the creation and production of themed imagery with a conceptual underpinning. You are not expected to have any previous knowledge of photography as the course will cover an introduction to the camera and darkroom as well to digital manipulation software. You will acquire both technical and theoretical skills. The course follows both traditional and digital techniques, where much emphasis is based upon the research and study of both historical and contemporary photographers.
Photography is a versatile subject and can be studied alongside subjects such as Art and Design, Computing, Media Studies, Creative Digital Media Production or Film Studies A Level.
Where will my course lead?
Many of our students have gone on to study Photography, Film and Animation or Visual Arts at university, or combined degrees such as Historical and Cultural Studies or Media and Computer Imagery. Possible careers include commercial/fine art photography, freelance photography/ photojournalism, advertising, graphic design, multi-media, film and television.