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Photography - Level 3 at College of West Anglia

Course description

The course is aimed at those students who wish to pursue a career in professional Photography or who want to progress to higher education.The course gives you the opportunity to explore Photography in a contemporary and progressive manner. You will learn to use the camera as a tool of documentation and expression supported by the technical aspects of camera techniques.You will learn how to use black and white 35mm, medium and large format film, how to use a digital SLR, image manipulation with the software packages Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Related studies explore the issues of visual communication, history of art and design and computer applications.Year One

  • Films and processing
  • Studio Photography
  • Concept Building
  • Digital Manipulation
  • 3D Design
  • Black and white printing
  • Lighting
  • Practical assignments (mixed media)
  • Digital SLR
Additional areas covered are computer/design skills, historical studies and technical studies.Year Two
  • A negotiated programme of study based upon individual needs/areas of interests
Throughout both years there is regular tutorial support from tutors with professional experience.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or higher, including English, Maths and a creative-based subject
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification
  • GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4 (C) or higher
Substantial Level 2 vocational qualifications in relevant subjects will be accepted as GCSE equivalent (with the exception of English and Maths).


The work on the course is project/assignment based, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Some units will be subject to external assessment.The units in the first two terms are assessed at Pass grade only. The final unit is awarded a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. This unit is achieved through a personal proposal and exhibition and decides the overall grade for the qualification.

Financial information

Please see the college website for fee details

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 19 October 2018
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