This fascinating course will see you combining practical techniques to develop the essential technical skills you’ll need to pursue a career in Photography. You will explore a range of photographical concepts through the critical analysis of a variety of famous photographers and images.

Grade 4 in Photography or a relevant GCSE Art subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered. General entry criteria also applies.

You will develop your skills through a range of topics including:


• Studio and creative lighting

• Traditional and digital photography

• Photoshop

Under the guidance of our subject specialists, you will research contextual sources, develop ideas and experiment with different media within our specialist facilities. We have outstanding learning spaces, including an onsite Photography Studio.

You will grow your skills through a range of personal projects which will develop your technical skills and ability to respond to a brief, idea or concept in the medium of photography.

Assessment is via examination and coursework. Please speak to our team for further details.

Naturally this is a vital qualification for those aiming for a career in Photography. Our students typically consider careers in areas such as Documentary, Fashion and Product Photography, Media, Post-production and Styling.

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