Photography is the art of ‘painting with light’. Photography gives us the opportunity to convey our thoughts and emotions in a visual way. We can tell a story with images, we can show other people how we see the world around us. If you enjoy taking photographs, then this course will stretch and challenge your skills by providing you with the opportunity to work on projects that will encourage your creativity, experimentation, investigation and analysis skills. You will learn a broad range of photographic and camera skills – both traditional and digital – using our darkroom and our computer rooms. You will be working within industry standard spaces with equipment to support you from your initial image capture all the way to the final exhibition. You will be encouraged to take risks with your work to discover ideas and realise your creative potential.
The course will also enhance your self-confidence and reveal the potential career demands and opportunities.
The course will provide you with an introduction into image making which will enable you to develop a portfolio of work that will support progression onto a course at Level 3, normally Photography, Creative Media or Art & Design.
This one year course is structured around 12 hours of Photography, a maximum of 6 further hours working towards Maths and/or English qualifications for those without grade C/4. You will also have tutorial time with your personal tutor and a further 1.5hrs of independent study within college. Established over 150 years Lincoln College of Art and Design at Christ's Hospital Terrace (in the Cathedral Quarter) will be your base. CHT has excellent facilities including a print room, 3D workshops (ceramics, glass, plaster, wood and metals), a dark room, 5 MAC suites, fashion workshop, photography and media studios and light and airy art studios.
You will need 4 GCSE’s including an Art of Design related subject (minimum Grade D) not including Expressive Arts, or a BTEC Foundation Certificate qualification in an Art related subject. You will be required to attend an interview, where you will be required to show your art and design ability in a portfolio of artwork that includes photography. You are also required to provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
There is no exam. The Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design: Photography is made up of seven core units and one self-negotiated project – The Final Major Project.
Coursework is all internally assessed through a combination of interim and formal assessments at the end of each project. The final project will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. This will be your overall grade for the qualification.
The Level 2 Diploma qualification is equivalent to 4 x GCSE at grade 4/C.