What is the course about?
This BTEC Certificate Photography introduces the characteristics of studio photography. Visual Recordings, Location Photography and the ways in which photographs can be created through the effective use of photographic technology, techniques and media in the studio and on Location. Working with industry standard equipment you develop technical skills into studio and lighting setups, whilst planning photographic shoots on Products, Portraits and Fashion and developing your own ideas and concepts in the second year of the course. 

Duration of course: Certificate 1 year/ Subsidiary Diploma 2 years 

Exam board: BTEC

What units/topics will be studied?
You will develop your visual language with reference to key practitioners and historical and contemporary examples of studio photography. Creating studio and Location photographs using technology, materials and techniques you will also review your work from technical and aesthetic perspectives. Learners will also develop an understanding of the importance of health and safety in the studio environment. Students who successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Photography can go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Photography which is the equivalent to one full A Level.

What do I need to study this subject?
Once we receive your application form we will invite you to attend a interview with examples of photography work. Applicants also need to achieve five GCSE grades A*-C including English.

What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Independent research into photographers and genres will prepare you to demonstrate an understanding of others work. This can be both historical and contemporary practices. Visits to exhibitions and galleries are recommended.

Where can this lead me?
Students who successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Photography can go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Photography at the College, which is equivalent to one full A Level. Successful completion of the full programme can lead to photography and creative courses at university level.

Entry Requirements Five GCSE grades A*-C including English

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