Why Study Photography?

Studying Photography will enable you to develop your confidence and understanding in communicating visually. The course is aimed at students who have an interest in art and design and wish to explore photography within this context. Over the two years you will also develop many transferable skills. Decision making, digital understanding, communication, self-confidence, presentation, collaboration, self-analysis, research and marketing skills are all integral elements of the course. These
are also essential skills for transitioning to university and working life.

The course is made up of coursework (60%) and an externally set task (40%) at the end of the second year. You will learn how to explore both traditional and digital photography, learn technical and creative skills and the history and practice of Photography.

Why Study Photography at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We have a well-equipped black and white darkroom, studio with professional lighting equipment, digital editing and processing facilities including inkjet printing up to A2 size.

You will be required to participate in museum/gallery visits and any site visits related to practical work. We have many guest speakers including working Photographers and university course leaders. You will be given external opportunities to take photographs and exhibit your work both at College and in the wider community

Progression Opportunities

Whilst some students go on to study a Foundation course in Art and Design, a number of students each year progress directly to university to study Photography. Others go on to apprenticeships or employment.

Students who have studied Photography have gone on to study many related Photography-based courses such as Fashion Photography at University of Falmouth, Photography at University of South Wales and Psychology and Photography at University of Birmingham.

Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris

Photography - Bishop Perowne CE College
I chose Photography due to the passion I have always had for the subject and my dream to pursue a career as a photographer. Photography has worked well with my other subject, IT, as we learn how to use specific software and how to run a business so it will later help me take the steps I need to make a business out of my passion! I found the course so much fun. We were given flexibility to take any direction we wanted when taking our photos whilst still having the guidance needed. I enjoyed it so much because all I ever want to do is take photos and it gave me the opportunity to study the different areas of photography and help me find the area in which I feel the most comfortable - this being portraiture. After College, I plan to study Photography at university to take my skills to the next level, and would also like to start my own freelance photography business, photographing special events and model photo shoots.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
PhotographyGCSE Art & Design at grade 4 or above, or portfolio.Use of SLR camera. Essentials pack of materials: Year 1 - £45, Year 2 - £60. At least two visits: £30

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