This is a 2 year course equivalent to 1 or 2 A Levels at A* - E depending on size.
Standard Entry Requirements
Standard entry requirements
Assessment of Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma:
Portfolio of research and developmental work and final photographic outcomes.
Unit 1: Responding to a range of set project briefs.
Unit 2: Controlled assignment (exam).
You will explore genres of Fashion Photography (fine art, studio, location, advertising, commercial) and learn how to respond to a brief creating ideas and concepts through the design process (research, plan, experiment, evaluate, present). You will use Adobe Photoshop software and traditional media (film and wet-room printing) to learn about photographic practice and produce analytical research in visual log books which will aid your understanding of the photographic design processes. You will have an opportunity to exhibit your work at the Gateway College photography exhibition at the Pedestrian Gallery in Leicester.
Many students progress onto the highly successful BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (pre-degree course) or to a variety of high profile BA (Hons) degrees in Film, Media and Photography leading to a career related to the visual arts.
There are a range of extension opportunities for students studying all courses in Art and Design. Previous visits have included London Galleries, Alexander McQueen (Savage Beauty), Clothes Show Live, London Fashion Week (street style focus). We also benefit from a programme of visiting speakers and professional workshops carried out by professionals who work in the Photography and Art and Design Industry.