Head of Department
Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent) preferably a minimum grade 4 in an Arts subject or a portfolio of creative work
Coursework = 60%, Examination = 40%
Our Photography course involves using creative approaches which go beyond mere observation and recording. You will use photography as a means of personal enquiry and expression, and create artwork using traditional darkroom techniques and digital imaging. At the end of the year we celebrate all work in our end of year summer exhibition.
What skills will I develop?
You will learn how to use darkroom and digital photographic manipulation and basic studio lighting techniques.
You will learn how to investigate the work of other artists and make links with your own personal and creative output, your outcomes will be exciting and often experimental.
What topics will I study?
Component 1 – Personal Investigation: Coursework
(Portfolio & supporting written material (1000-3000 words) – 60%)
Students are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material.
Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment
( Preparatory studies + 15 hours supervised time – 40%)
Students will create a body of preparatory work in response to an externally set question. Following the preparatory period, students will complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised time.
Where does the course lead?
This course could lead to University Courses such as Film and Media Studies, Graphics or Photography.
Photography is an excellent choice of subject for students taking other Art & Design and Media courses or as a way of developing useful skills in this very popular recreational activity. Highly motivated students, who build up good portfolios of work whilst at Woking College will be able to pursue a wide variety of careers in Photography.
Alternatively, students can combine Photography with another subject at University for a career in architecture, theatre design or drama, for example.