Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 Arts & Media

The Arts

If you have a passion for taking good photographs and want to develop your existing skills and knowledge, then this course is perfect for you. On this 2 year programme you will learn all about digital and traditional photography focusing on core disciplines and some specialist photography including; portraiture, landscapes and still-life. You will also explore how to use industry standard software to really enhance your images. You’ll benefit from lots of guest lectures, workshops, educational visits, live projects and presentations.


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Ideal if:

you love taking pictures and want to learn traditional & digital photography and you are aiming to progress to university and develop a career within the creative industry.

You’ll need:

four GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and mathematics.

You’ll learn:

to explore a range of core disciplines of creative practice relating to photography, these will include a range of specialist photography topics such as portraiture, landscape, still-life and documentary. You will learn explore ideas through both traditional darkroom processes as well as digital photography, including Adobe Creative Suite.

A relevant programme of personal & professional development is included in this programme of study, this will help you understand your career options and build up your portfolio for a Higher Education degree course and/or employment.


lots of variety, guest lectures and subject specialist teaching with access to specialist workshops, educational trips, live projects and presentation.

You’ll love:

to work in a dedicated photography studio with access to excellent facilities in in black & white darkrooms and processing areas, film and processing facilities, lighting studio and a specialist computer suite. You will also have access to other workshops in 3D, ceramics, printmaking, fashion, textiles, Mac suite, animation and film.

You’ll go on to:

University study and employment in the creative industry, there are up to 120 different careers and could include: painter, sculpture, illustrator, graphic designer, product designer, ceramicist, glass artist, textile designer, fashion designer, pattern cutter, fashion photographer, journalistic photographer, primary & secondary school teacher and many more.



Start Date

September 2019


St Austell


2 Years full-time

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