Applied Science - Medical (Extended Diploma)
Course Overview This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is ideally suited to students who enjoy Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Phy…
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Photography is an ideal subject for creative people. The course suits people wishing to pursue a path in Photography, Art and Media.
Over the two years students study a diverse range of techniques and processes both in the traditional darkroom setting, in the studio and in digital areas.
You will be encouraged to explore and experiment utilising a wide range of experiences and opportunities in order to develop into a strong, independent, creative person.
Coursework (60%) Controlled Assessment (40%)
Standard entry requirements.
An estimated cost of £150 per year for equipment plus optional visits. You will need a DSLR camera for this course.
Please complete the two transition activities before you start the course. These will help give you a grounding in techniques and will challenge the way you look at and use photography to communicate.
The first year of the course starts with an Introduction to Photography. The introduction is designed to support students who are new to the subject and well as stretching and challenging those who have greater experience in the subject. We cover cameraless photography techniques, pinhole cameras, image analysis, manual camera settings and much more.
After the Introduction, you will move into a module programme exploring the three key areas of the subject. Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography and Studio Photography. The aim of exploring these areas is to give you a range of opportunities and skills that you can use when you move into your second year on the course. This includes black and white film processing and printing, studio lighting, Photoshop and InDesign skills.
During your first year you will also study, Photography and Communication, Professional Futures (Jobs and Photography) and photographing The Henley Royal Regatta.
The second year of the course is split into two parts, Component One and Component Two. The content builds on the skills learnt in first year and asks you to further explore, experiment and develop them within an in depth portfolio of work. Component 1 sees you exploring an area which interests you, including a written critical analysis.
In Component 2 there is a controlled element set by the exam board which requires you to create a body of work based on one of 12 starting points.
Throughout the course you will be encouraged to ask questions, challenge preconceived ideas of photography, explore and experiment with the medium and make informed creative decisions on your work.
Past students have progressed to academic or vocational degrees including photography, photo journalism, fine art, fashion photography, the film industry and forensic science, as well as more academic subjects such as Psychology and English, when matched with other relevant subjects. Others have also set up their own business or gained an apprenticeship. Many of our alumni go on to gain a 1st in their Photography degrees and then progress into the Photographic industry.
Past students have been to a variety of destinations including university places at The University of South Wales, Manchester, Falmouth, UWE Bristol, Edinburgh, Bath Spa, Westminster and Brighton.
In photography you will develop many transferable skills that can be applied in various career progressions.
In photography you will develop many transferable skills that can be applied in various career progressions. You may wish to become a trainee photographer.
Past students have progressed to academic or vocational degrees including photography, photo journalism, fine art, fashion photography, the film industry and forensic science.
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I graduated from The Henley College in 2017 with an A Level in Photography. I had an amazing 3 years at Henley throughout all of which the photography team was so helpful and taught me so much. They gave me all the encouragement and help I needed and it was because of the team that I learned how much passion I had for photography.
Following on from college, I went to study Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth. Having graduated from University in 2020, with a 2:1, my partner and I are currently in the process of setting up our own Aerial Photography and Videography company which we hope to launch in the coming months. Even now, 3 years after leaving college, I still keep in touch with the team and plan to visit as soon as Lockdown has been lifted. Had it not been for the [photography] team at The Henley College I thoroughly believe that I would not be where I am today.
Had it not been for the [photography] team at The Henley College I thoroughly believe that I would not be where I am today.