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Art & Design (Photography), Award
This Art, Design & Media (Photo) Level 2 course is for students over the age of 19 and is designed to offer students a comprehensive exploration of photography as a powerful medium for artistic expression and visual communication. Designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of photography or have completed the Level 1 Award, this Level 2 course aims to expand students' technical skills and conceptual understanding, enabling them to create compelling and thought-provoking photographic works.
Throughout the course, students will engage in a range of practical projects and critical studies, guided by experienced instructors who are passionate about photography and dedicated to nurturing students' artistic growth. Students will have access to professional photography equipment and industry-standard facilities, empowering them to experiment with various photographic techniques and develop their own unique visual style.
You’ll also have the opportunity to exhibit at our end-of-year art show.
By the end of the course, students will have developed a strong foundation in photography, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to produce high-quality photographic works. They will have refined their technical abilities, honed their creative vision, and gained a deeper understanding of photography as an art form and a means of communication. This Level 2 Award can serve as a steppingstone for further study in photography or related disciplines at higher levels, as well as opening up opportunities for pursuing a career in the dynamic field of photography and visual arts.
Join us on this exciting photographic journey and unlock your creative potential as you capture the world through your lens. Discover the transformative power of photography and learn to communicate your unique perspective with depth, imagination, and artistic integrity.
On the Level 2 award you will cover:
- Advanced camera techniques: You will learn more advanced camera techniques, such as using different lenses, working with different lighting conditions, and experimenting with shutter speeds and apertures.
- Image editing software: You will learn how to use image editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, to enhance and manipulate your images.
- Developing a personal style: You will explore your own photographic style and how to develop it further, including developing a visual language and exploring different genres and approaches to photography.
- Critical analysis and evaluation: You will learn how to evaluate and critique photographic work, both your own and others, using a range of critical approaches and methodologies.
- Professional practice: You will learn about the professional aspects of working in photography, such as marketing, self-promotion, and portfolio development.
- Specialisations in photography: You may have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of photography, such as documentary photography, fashion photography, or still-life photography.
Overall, the Level 2 Award will give you a deeper understanding of photography as an art form and prepare you for more advanced study or work in the field. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own photographic style and explore new techniques and approaches to the medium.
A combination of practical assignments, projects, and written assignments.
Overall, the assessment method for the Art, Media & Design (Photo), UAL Level 2 Award course is designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of a student's technical skills, creativity, and understanding of the theoretical and historical aspects of photography.
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Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and support to help you make the right decisions about your future career and course choices. Whether you need help developing your employability skills, exploring your options or deciding which course to take, we're here to help you achieve your goals.
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A Level 1 Award or have a basic understanding of photography plus a successful interview with a member the Creative Arts team.
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