We recommend you to complete the Level 1 Creative Digital Photography course. Learners will need Level 1 or equivalent in Maths and English along with intermediate Computer/IT Skills. You will also need confidence in speaking and listening, participating in discussions, responding to the views of others appropriately, reading, being able to research online, understanding written instructions and following a brief. The potential candidate should also have passion for the visual world, specifically picture taking and image manipulation. You will also be able to work independently and as part of a team whilst working to deadlines. Experience in photography or related course work is highly encouraged. You will need to have access to a camera with manual settings to work independently outside of lesson time.
Over the duration of the course you will further develop your skills in digital photography techniques as well as digital editing and artwork. You will continue to explore a variety of photography briefs in order to specialise in fashion photography, product photography, experimental photography or any other style you wish to develop. You will further develop photo-editing skills in order to produce professional quality photographic outcomes. You will continue to experiment with composition, shutter speed, aperture and depth of field as well as studio lighting in order to produce personal responses to given briefs and expand your knowledge and creativity. As part of the course you will explore other photographers' work in order to inspire your own outcomes. Throughout the course you will build up your own portfolio, to help you work towards a career in the industry. If you successfully complete the course you will receive a Level 2 certificate from NCFE.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will learn through, practical activities, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. You will also be expected to complete course work and research in your own time.
You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher. You will also receive specific feedback relating to formal assignments that are both written and practical.
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the creative arts. Alternatively, you may seek guidance from your tutor regarding employment or higher level courses. Advice and guidance for all further study is also available from the Curriculum Manager by request.
For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.
Additional Learning Support
Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as English, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.