COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE's (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

Photographs and images are, as everyone knows, part of everyday life. This course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with the language of photography via a series of assignments specifically written to broaden your outlook. The list of potential subjects is almost endless, as are the learning prospects on this course.

Alumni
• Danny Lowe, Photographer
• Jack Boothby, Photographer (GoPro, Cabin Folk)
• Eddy Maynard Commercial Photographer
COURSE DETAILS
You will explore the full range of darkroom and digital techniques (including moving image and camera-less photography), giving you a thorough understanding of the possibilities of their uses. Alongside a technical understanding, research and experimentation is greatly pursued. Research is intended to understand and challenge historical and contemporary concepts inside and outside of the photographic landscape. We encourage and implement thinking that expands on the wider cultural context. Experimentation is formatted within a reflective cycle, in which acts of practice are inspired by reflection on practice, practice on reflection. Students have access to a fully equipped store which has a range of analogue and digital cameras available to borrow. Students also have access to a darkroom and professional photographic studio. You will explore the work of both commercial and fine art photographers, typically, through educational visits, live briefs and visiting photographers, recent projects have included working with Nevisport, the Salvation Army and Kirkleatham Walled Garden. We intend to provide a range of work experience projects for students to gain valuable professional experience, these may include local galleries Pineapple Black, Auxiliary Gallery and/or working with local clients such as Uncrafted UK and Rosalind’s Larder. The course will expand your imagination and skills through workshops delivered by industry professionals, whilst getting full support for progression into higher education and degree courses or the many varied roles within the photographic industry.


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT C/4 OR ABOVE INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3, PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF WORK. (IF YOU HAVE MATHS/ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3 YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK TOWARDS THESE QUALIFICATIONS ALONGSIDE YOUR COURSE)

MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES

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