- Study Type
- Full Time
- Study Level
- Level 3
- Start Date:
- 36 weeks
View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).Five GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English and maths are required although account will be taken of other experience and qualifications; equally important are your enthusiasm, commitment and your willingness to work hard on all areas of the course. You will have the opportunity to show any existing work at the interview stage.
Activities and assignments will be based on the two teaching modules:
- Exploring and Developing Photography Skills
- Advancing Creative Practice
Within these teaching modules are the four units that will be taught and assessed over the two years:
- Skills Development
- Creative Project
- Personal Progression
- Creative Industry Response
Workshops and project topics include;
- Introduction to photographic practice
- Digital workflow
- Photoshop and camera RAW
- Photographic lighting
- Darkroom photography
- Studio photography
- Working on location
- Client led briefs
- Portfolio website design
The 4 units will provide the foundation for a range of assignments which are internally assessed by the teaching team and then verified by an external moderator from the examining board. Assessment is based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. You will complete a number of skills based briefs which will enable you to provide evidence to show that you have met the grading criteria. Each unit will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction.
Grading is designed to reflect development so the final grade is weighted towards the second year of the programme to ensure that students have maximum opportunity to develop and apply their skills. All evidence produced for assessment is based on practical portfolios of work. The same five assessment criteria are used to assess all work throughout the qualification.
A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma develops learners’ skills and understanding of work within a vocational context. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas offer direct progression on to Higher Education degrees and are recognised by Higher Education institutions and attract a maximum of 168 UCAS points at D*D*D*.
This course has an excellent record of students progressing into Higher Education, and Career Progression is an integral part of the Second Year of the Extended Diploma. You will go on visits to local universities, and we host guest speakers for the industry and Higher Education institutions.
As part of your studies in year 2, you will create a professional website, produce and develop a portfolio which you can take to employers or university interviews. You will also investigate job roles and opportunities within the industry, produce a CV and get support with job and Higher Education applications.
There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.