Art & Design Photography Vocational CourseArts


Introduction to Art & Design Photography


QUALIFICATION: BTEC NATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN PHOTOGRAPHY

This creative Photography course has an emphasis on photography as an art form, focusing on lens based and digital-media. You will use the camera as a tool to develop your visual thought processes as well as your creative and critical abilities. It is essential you have a passion for the subject and a desire to work independently as this is expected. Throughout the course, you will develop skills, resources and opportunities to produce imaginative work in a range of lens-based and post-production media. You will be introduced to expert techniques in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (CS6) You will be taught the skills of professional photography and explore the various scenarios in which your work will be applied.

This creative Photography course will open up your mind to photography as an art form, focusing on lens based and digital-media. You will use the camera as a tool to develop your visual thought processes as well as your creative and critical abilities.  It is essential you have a passion for the subject and like to work independently as this is expected. 

This qualification is equivalent to an A-Level.


Teaching & Assessment


40% Assignments and 60% Controlled Assessment.

1. Assignments: Set and marked by the centre and externally moderated.    Students complete a series of practical, tasks set in a work-related scenario.

2. Controlled Assessment: Set and marked by the exam board.  Students    respond to a pre-released brief or complete an online examination.


Vocational Progression


BTEC Photography will enable you to gain access to the very best University courses across the country. All students who applied for University places last year achieved entry onto their respective courses.

Jobs you can do with this course include Fashion Designer, Graphics Design, Illustrator, Printmaker, Art Therapist, Community Art Worker, Teacher, Advertising Executive, Multimedia specialist or even a photographer.


Course Structure


Year 12
• The Formal Elements
• Art of Album Covers
• Objective Objects
• 1500 word Contextual Study (free choice)

Year 13 
• The Changing Faces of Merseyside
• The Dead of the Night
• Location Photography
• 1500 word Contextual Study (linked to project)