The Award in Photography offers a fusion of applied skills and underpinning knowledge that will equip you with the ability to make informed decisions about design and creative processes in a contemporary context.
There are no formal entry requirements for undertaking the Award in Photography. However, it is important that you have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification.
The course provides the opportunity to produce unique and innovative work carried out to the highest levels of craftsmanship, backed with sound subject knowledge and developed research skills.
To successfully achieve the award you must complete the assessment outlined in the unit aims. Assessments will be internally graded at pass, merit or distinction.
A small studio fee of £25 will be required to cover essential materials.
Potentially you may progress to different levels of the qualification - for example from the Award to a Certificate, from the Certificate to a Diploma.
The inclusion of contextualised employability skills will allow you to investigate industry and commerce and prepare you for future vocational opportunities such as starting your own business or going into full-time employment within the creative industries.
Peak Award winner Jamie Holmes showed there are no barriers to success if you have genuine creative talent.
Profoundly deaf, Jamie joined the College from the Royal School for the Deaf and was supported by a signer throughout his studies. He excelled on his Art and Design Diploma, specialising in fashion and textiles, and now has a place studying Textile Design at Huddersfield University – with his sights set on a future career in the creative industries.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, Jamie won the Visual Arts prize, sponsored by Maber Associates Ltd, for his determination and willingness to improve.
When I first started at College, I was really lacking in confidence but I had so much help and support that I really found myself and I am looking forward to making the most of university.