Level 1 Award Digital Photography
Digital & IT
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
Are you interested in learning how to use your digital camera more effectively? This hands-on course will help to develop your understanding of your digital camera, whilst teaching you the basics of framing and composition. It's a great starting point if you wish to become a photographer.
Why should I choose the course?
This beginner’s course is aimed at adult students (19+) who have a keen interest in digital photography but lack the basic understanding of their digital camera.
What will I learn?
The qualification is aimed at students wishing to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes and will also allow students to understand how to manipulate images.
The course consists of 2 units:
Unit 1- How to use a camera to capture creative images: You will be taught how to evidence the basic principles of composition and visual awareness to capture a chosen subject using the camera and its accessories. Additionally, you will explore visual results by using different lenses, camera positions and controls, producing a series of images which you will have processed and reviewed.
Unit 2-Digital Image Manipulation: This unit teaches you how to identify and choose captured images for manipulation. You will be able to describe the hardware and software requirements for image manipulation and understand the associated manipulation techniques. This will enable you to modify, manipulate, and save images, having consideration for image quality. You will process and prepare digitally manipulated images for viewing and be able to evaluate the final images.
This is a certified course, not a leisure course.
The course will be delivered over 15 weeks on a blended learning model, with face-to-face teaching one evening per week at our Warrington campus. The course also involves two hours per week of asynchronous independent study using Google Classroom, focussing on producing a portfolio of evidence to support the achievement of your certified award. The portfolio will include research and reflection on the practical work that you have completed.
What will the course lead on to?
Following successful completion of the course you can progress onto Level 2 Certificate in Digital Photography at Warrington & Vale Royal College.
Are there any links with industry and university?
Techniques and equipment used will be closely aligned to industry working practices in order to fully prepare you for developing as a photographer.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
You will be taught by experienced tutors and have the opportunity to learn valuable new skills as well as meet new people with similar interests.
What are the entry requirements?
No formal qualifications are required, however a keen interest in photography is essential. You should also have a basic computer knowledge, as you will be required to remotely use Google Classroom to record your progress throughout the course.
What are my funding options?
For further information about funding, please contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or email@example.com.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
You are required to use your own digital camera throughout the course. However, the college can provide some DSLR cameras, if necessary, to use within the classroom.
Additionally, students will be required to have access to a computer in order to be able to produce the written content required for the qualification.
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