This course is an alternative to A’ Levels and will prepare you well for a career in the creative industries. The course introduces students to studio and location photography and explores the potential of traditional and contemporary techniques and practices. Projects introduce a range of specialisms such as documentary; fine art; editorial, advertising and fashion photography as well as offering the opportunity to develop areas of personal interest. You will develop a good range of practical and academic skills that will help you realise your potential and plan your progression into an HE course such as Photography or Lens Based Media or employment. Learners will develop experience in project management, research, use of specialist software and industry equipment as well as improving their employability skills.
Learn to develop skills in the darkroom, photography studio, with specialist software and equipment. As you work through a range of industry style projects you will learn to work independently, with confidence and expertise.
We have good links with external organisations and there are trips and visits to galleries, exhibitions and national events. There are excellent opportunities to gain work experience on the course and develop a portfolio of freelance work and a professional online presence. This qualification is awarded by the prestigious UAL Awarding Body, widely regarded as the best university for the Creative Arts in Europe.
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 preferably including Mathematics, English and an Art of Design subject (minimum grade 4), or a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design. Expressive Arts is not considered. You will be required to attend an interview, where you will need to bring a portfolio of work that demonstrates art and design ability and an interest in photography. You are also required to provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
There is no exam. Coursework is all internally assessed through a combination of interim and formal assessments at the end of each project. The final project is graded pass, merit or distinction. The qualification is equivalent to achieving 3 A levels