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Visual Arts

Level 3 - Photography - Art & Design Practice

  • Academic Year: 23/24
  • College 16+
  • International
  • Chester Campus
  • Crewe Campus

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The Course

This course is designed to introduce you to a range of traditional wet based photography through to digital applications. Through hands-on practical application you will produce work of a professional standard through the exploration of a range of genres including Documentary, Photo Journalism, Fine Art, Portraiture, Fashion, Landscape, Commercial and Advertising. Through experimentation you will be encouraged to generate imaginative ideas that are developed into final realised outcomes. You will have access to industry standard resources and software which will help prepare you for the profession. There is great emphasis on self-promotion, building a portfolio, exhibiting work and having a web presence. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography is a practical work-based qualification. You learn by completing practical projects and assignments that build up your photographic knowledge and skill-base. The course is designed to explore a range of traditional and digital media in genres such as fashion, documentary and forensic photography. Students will experience working with a range of digital imaging hardware and software that will enable them to scan, manage and manipulate their imagery. Learners will also undertake studio and location based photography, learning lighting and exposure control. These workshops are supported by gallery visits, exhibitions, visiting photographers, location shoots and residentials.

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Typically you will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4, including a 4/3 combination for maths and English
The range of work produced as part of the course will provide the necessary evidence for you if you wish to gain a place on university Art and Design courses. Our learners have gone on to do Foundation Degree and Degree courses in design and visual arts, graphic design, typography, packaging, advertising, photography, 2D and 3D computer animation, 3D design, industrial design, illustration, computer game design, website and new media design, fashion promotion, surface pattern and printmaking.

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Chester Campus
Starts : September 4th, 2023
2 Years
Crewe Campus
Starts : September 4th, 2023
2 Years
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