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Photography L3

I became passionate about photography during my final years at secondary school. I eventually want to run my own business and travel to different places to take photos. This year we’ve had guest speakers visit from different universities to talk about careers in the sector. After my course I will be attending the University of Cumbria to study Photography.


Photography L2

Since starting the Photography course I have become more confident in myself and my work, as well as becoming more vocal in discussions. John is an amazing tutor. He always makes sure that everybody knows what they are doing, as well as pushing people to the best of their abilities. The course has given me the opportunity to explore different areas of studio, darkroom and location photography as well as working with a range of different equipment.

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What courses could I study?

We have a course at BAC whether you have experience of Photography or you are new to it. If you have studied Photography at GCSE level, you might be able to go directly onto our Level 3 A-Level equivalent course which can lead you directly to university! If not, we have a Level 2 course which is ideal to help build up your photography skills. From there you can progress onto Level 3.

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What facilities would I have access to?

As a Photography student at BAC you will have access to our dedicated photography studio and our superb fully equipped darkroom. We have a large classroom with 18 computer terminals with full access to Adobe Lightroom, the industry standard image processing software.

What trips could I go on?

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Students will go on regular field trips to take photographs. Previous visits have included York, Whitby, Newcastle, the Lake District, South Lakes Safari Park, Saltburn, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Beamish Museum. On our Level 2 course you will go on a 3-day photography/team building trip to places such as Edinburgh or The Lake District. On Level 3 you will go on a 3-day trip to The National Photography Show in Birmingham to meet industry experts and see the latest innovations in photography. Students will also work with a range of external partners on different projects.

What careers are there in this area?

Did you know that more than two million people work in creative industries in the UK? That number has increased by a third in 2011!

There are lots of different careers available to photography students. Here is just a selection:

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