Photography at English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College
The subject is a mix of practical – darkroom
and digital - and written critical studies and
self evaluation. It is expected that few
students will have experienced photography
at examination level and most see the
subject as an opportunity to express
themselves in an art form where drawing
skills are at a minimum. Students will
consider a range of topics based around
landscape, portraiture and close up studies.
During your studies there are opportunities
to visit New York City, USA and Barcelona,
Spain to develop your photographic studies.
Some may choose to make use of video and
animation facilities and there is development
into Graphic Design where students may be
asked to produce professional level outcomes
such as calendars, books and magazine
artwork. A high number of digital SLR semi-
professional cameras are available for
students to utilise. We also encourage
students to experiment with film cameras
and camera phones. There is a dedicated,
recently renovated photography ICT suite
along with a professional photographic and
portrait studio. Students have access to 30
iPads with photography specific applications,
the latest version of Adobe Photoshop
master collection along with a high quality
photocopier / printer.
There are no specific qualifications for the Photography course although an ‘artistic eye’ is an advantage. Due to the nature of the course, we ask for a voluntary contribution of £30 per year to cover some of the costs of film, chemicals, print outs, photographic paper, photocopies and sketchbooks.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College directly.