If you are interested in a career in photography and have your sights set on a future in the creative industries then look no further as this is the course for you.
The course is constructed with practical projects and hands on learning – you’ll be spending a lot of taking photographs in and out of college.
This course is delivered at both Cornwall College Camborne and Cornwall College St Austell. You will work on projects that are written to allow you to develop skills in both digital and analogue processes across a range of photographic applications. By the end of the course you will have a diverse portfolio to take to employers, universities or to show clients. At the end of each year of study you will be given the chance to choose your own specialism and create a completely individual product based on the strengths and skills you have developed. What will you create? The choice is yours!
You will go on trips to various locations and visit photographer’s studios. These are a great opportunity to meet and question current industry professionals. You will also have the opportunity to go on the annual London trip that includes accommodation at a 3* hotel, seeing the work of professional photographers exhibited at National Portrait Gallery and Photographers Gallery, Visiting V&A museum being in a live TV studio audience, meeting and working with professional photographers, 3D IMAX screening, a West End show, a ride on the London Eye, Street Photography in the capital and so much more.
You’ll be learning from experienced working professional photographers, who are always on hand to give you the very best start to your photographic career.
What You Will Learn
You’ll be learning industry skills including: Shooting, editing, and printing using both digital and analogue cameras. You will have access to a traditional darkroom as well as the full Adobe creative suite including Lightroom, Photoshop, In-design and Premiere. Our large photo studio features quality equipment used in industry today.
At our St Austell campus you will benefit from working as part of The Creative and Digital Academy, you’ll collaborate on a wide range of projects, performances and exhibitions with fellow creatives. Our vibrant and diverse spaces mean you’ll be engaging with musicians, dancers, gamers, filmmakers and actors, all working together to grow the creative landscape in Cornwall.
We also work in partnership with Cultivator to support local creative businesses which will enable you to network and ensure liaisons with professionals which will provide growth to your own practise and possible future employment.
This will be graded at either a PASS, MERIT or DISTICTION, and these can take any form; from landscape photography, portrait photography, moving image, animations, events photography…anything that demonstrates your skills and learning!
Employment in the industry including digital recorder, photojournalist, photographer’s assistant, travel, studio, portrait, wedding, fashion photographer and much more.
We offer an FdA photography course, so you can continue studying with the staff you already know and in familiar surroundings with access to additional cutting-edge equipment.
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