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Photography at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Course description

The study of Photography will help you build an understanding of the technical, creative, and analytical skills necessary to the production and dissemination of photographic images. The course aims to develop skills in digital imaging including digital SLR camera techniques, studio lighting, traditional photographic processes, scanning, image manipulation and output. The photograph is ‘read’ as a visual text within historical and contemporary cultural practices. Studying the work of historical and contemporary photographers forms a starting point for every project. Written essays, presentations, and assignments provide the opportunity to develop critical skills.

Practical exercises introduce techniques such as camera controls, exposure, composition, lens types, and lighting. Assignments provide the opportunity to explore creative ideas and subject matter such as landscape, close-up, environment, montage, still-life, documentary, and portraiture. Throughout the course, technical, experimental, and theoretical learning is used to create an individual body of work.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at C grade or above including Art, Graphics or Photography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shrewsbury Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years