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.

Madelyn Welsh - Photography

Madelyn Welsh

Photography - Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
I chose Photography as I felt it would be an opportunity to be creative and develop my photographic skills further. A Level Photography has taken my images to a new level and taught me skills I had not come across before. I also study Media Studies and Geography. I have found that Photography links well with these, especially Media Studies, as I am able to use my photography skills when doing coursework. I’m also doing DofE and have been able to use Photography for this as part of my skills section. Even during this strange year, I have loved being at College. After College, I hope to go to university to do a Media degree where I feel I will benefit from my photography skills.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance 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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