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Photography at Teign Academy

Course description

Photography is a particularly challenging course calling for imagination and sensitivity as well as technological expertise and factual knowledge. The course includes traditional lens based work as well as digital imaging. Students are encouraged to use a variety of ways to display their work both print and web based. In addition to learning darkroom skills students will be expected to do studio and fieldwork both in this country and abroad, and become familiar with appropriate digital imaging software. The course will help to develop your imaginative and creative powers as well as your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. You will be encouraged to become an independent learner, developing your individual learning skills and managing your time efficiently. You will also develop a specialist vocabulary and an understanding of the place of photography in society. You will become familiar with the work of a variety of different photographers and photographic genres.

Entry requirements

A good level of English and an enquiring mind.


The full course consists of four units of work; two units for AS and two for A2. These are broken down to a coursework unit and a controlled assignment in each year. Units AS A2Coursework Portfolio 60% 30%Controlled Assignment 40% 20%Personal Investigation 30%Controlled Assignment 20%

Future opportunities

Specifically, this course would be of use to anyone interested in going on to study an Art, Design or Architecture course. Those with an ambition to work in the media, journalism or advertising would also benefit greatly. It must be emphasised, however, that this course will be rewarding whatever the nature of your ambitions and it links up well with science subjects as well as the arts. Photography as a career can include work in areas such as forensics, medicine, science, fashion, theatre, sport and travel, to name just a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teign Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years