Photography BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Why should I study this subject?

The Visual Arts department at New College offers students the opportunity to be creative and develop their independent working skills in an exciting and supportive environment. The BTEC Photography course is a highly practical introduction to the subject where you will be introduced to a variety of techniques and produce industry standard, exciting and creative photographic work. As the course progresses you will have the opportunity to work more independently, write your own projects and specialise in areas of photography that interest you the most. The course will conclude with you producing a portfolio of work and an end of year exhibition.

What will I study?

You will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of photographic techniques before producing your own independent work. This can include:

Composition: How to frame and organise images to create visual exciting photographs

Digital Photography: Functions of a digital camera and techniques such as macro photography.

Digital Manipulation: Using Adobe Photoshop to correct, alter and be creative with images.

Darkroom photography: You will learn how to take photographs using film photography and print pictures in a traditional darkroom.

Studio practice: Portrait photography, lighting and studio techniques.

Location photography: Going out on location to take photographs in a variety of different environments.

Animation: How to create moving images using photography

What are the entry requirements?

Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here