Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for students wishing to learn how to make creative photographs that communicate ideas. Ideally students will have studied art and/or photography, or be able to demonstrate a keen interest at interview via a set of photographs.

What does the course involve?

A variety of practical, theoretical and historical perspectives relating to photography as art, communication and illustration.

Both analogue and digital photography are taught on this course, topics of study include:

  • Lensless photography
  • Skills in exposure theory
  • Studio lighting
  • Medium/Large format techniques
  • Composition
  • Processing and printing in the darkroom
  • Scanning and manipulating images in Photoshop on Apple Mac computers
  • Presentation techniques

What makes this course special?

You are taught in a well equipped studio and darkroom facility.

Media Academy, where you can work on live briefs and with real clients as a photographer. Many students have taken on additional work experience alongside their course.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English. 

You must demonstrate a strong interest in photography via a portfolio of photographs. Ownership of a digital camera with manual mode is advantageous.

What are the assessment methods?

You will be assessed via project work that will build into sketchbooks and a  portfolio.

How long is the course?

Two years

What are the progression options?

You will be able to pursue higher education opportunities in photography across a range of specialisms at top-flight universities, or remain in the region to study the FdA Media Production at University Centre Somerset, which has a substantial photographic pathway.

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