This course is for adults aged 19+. If you’re inspired by digital photography and want to learn more about the technical aspects behind the camera, then you should consider this short course. Our professional studio, darkrooms and digital editing suites provide outstanding facilities to support your learning. You will develop knowledge to help you understand white balance, resolution, pixels, aperture and shutter speed.
What You'll Learn
The course aims to give you confidence in using a digital camera, downloading your images and digitally outputting your work. You will be able to use your camera both in the studio and on location. It would be advantageous if you have your own camera but there will be the opportunity to borrow equipment from the College (subject to availability). You will be given one or two basic briefs/tasks to work towards and it’s expected for you to keep a supporting sketchbook/log book.
No formal qualifications required, however you will benefit if you have some previous experience and a keen interest in photography.
How you will be assessed
There is no formal graded assessment, only a series of formative exercises and tasks which must be completed. An informal group exhibition maybe arranged. Personal targets will be set by your specialist tutor.
Tuition Fees (19+): £25.00
You will need access to a digital camera. If you don’t own a camera you will need to purchase one for this course or enquire at the college about borrowing one (subject to availability).
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
Following completion of this course you may be interested in continuing your studies in photography. We have a range of courses including our Higher National Certificate which could lead you into Higher Education or, you may wish to continue with another hobby course relating to photography such as Adobe Photoshop or our new evening course Adobe Lightroom.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.