Key Info

Full Time
Course Length
2 years
Course Level
A-Level, AS Level

If you have a general interest in photography or are considering a career linked to photography and have a flair for arts based subjects then this is the ideal course for you.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade C or above including a GCSE grade C or above including English and an art and design subject. If you do not have an art and design based GCSE then you will need to present a portfolio of photography at the interview stage.

What are the key things you’ll learn?

You’ll develop a wide range of photography skills concerning both traditional and digital photography including:

  • Studio lighting
  • Location photography
  • Darkroom skills
  • Digital imaging using Photoshop

You’’ll also record and research a variety of different types of photography techniques and photographic artists’’ work.

How you will learn

You’ll learn through a combination of practical lessons in the photography studio, digital imaging suite and darkroom and through taught and independent critical research of a variety of photographic artists.

Where could this course take you?

You could go on to study photography at Higher Education, either with Sunderland College or at a university.

What costs will you incur?

You’’ll need to purchase some A3 coursework journals and a small amount of photographic materials, such as film and paper, however an allowance for some photographic materials is provided. Basic materials for independent studies and homework will also be needed.

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