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Photography at Palmer's College

Course description

You will gain extensive knowledge on photographers’ and artists’ work in order to influence your own ideas and practice. Coursework projects will give you the opportunity to explore personal imagery and to express yourself through your work. 

Course content

Photography produces creative thinkers who can make informed judgments and decisions through the use of visual communication. Studying Photography will deepen your understanding of the visual world across different times and cultures and introduce you to the diverse roles and functions of Photography in contemporary life. These skills will prepare and improve your prospects for careers within the creative industry, an area experiencing great expansion at present. Above all, studying Photography will provide you with transferable skills for the future.

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include an Art & Design subject at grade C in either Fine Art, Textiles, Graphics, Photography, Graphic Products, Ceramics, or Resistant Materials.

Future opportunities

Photography is a valid choice in combination with any other A-level for nearly all university degree courses. A-level Photography is particularly useful if you wish to study Photography, Film, Video Production, Graphic Design, Fine Art or Media at HND/Degree or for those wishing to do an art foundation course first. This course is useful for anyone thinking of a career within the creative industry.

Further information

More information is available from the College website.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.