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Photography BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

Our photography course will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical understanding of digital photography, whilst developing your creativity through the completion of a variety of exciting projects. You will learn how to use industry-standard equipment and software to create your images and develop the skills required to exhibit your work to a professional standard.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • developing theoretical and practical Digital Photography skills
  • image editing using Adobe Photoshop
  • page layout and design in presenting work

On the course you will:

  • design and produce various Photography outcomes covering a range of styles including studio, street, location, Fashion and Macro Photography
  • learn how to use Photoshop for image editing including correcting colour and exposure
  • develop good knowledge of historical and contemporary Photography practice
  • develop your creative, design and presentation skills

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed by practical work and a collection of evidence from your portfolio.

Future opportunities

This subject combines well with other Art, Design and Media-based subjects. It is an ideal programme if you plan to study Photography, Art, Graphics, Design or Media courses at university. You may also wish to continue with further study in a different subject area or move straight into employment.

Further information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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Key information

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


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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.