Digital DSLR Photography - Stage 6

Course code: QCKU116P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 12:00pm


20th Apr 2023 - 6th Jul 2023

Begbroke Village Hall

Contact details

01235 555 585

The course is for anyone who has a reasonable amount of skill with a DSLR and would like the opportunity to produce a body of work on a single topic to take part in a group exhibition.

There are three sessions that will be held on a Wednesday instead of the Thursdays. Dates in course content.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

• You will be guided and supported to choose a subject and then to build up a credible body of work consisting of a series of high-quality photographs.
• You will build up your projects on a week-by-week basis and to receive constructive criticism from the other members of the class.
• Photos will be judged both on individual merit and compatibility with previous photos to form a carefully edited body of work. This will consist of a smaller number of photos for enlargement and framing, and a larger number which will be used to create a book containing text.
• You will thus gain experience of creating a body of work for exhibition, setting up and hanging an exhibition, preparing publicity, hosting a private view event and creating an online book.

You will be expected to pay for your own printing and framing, although this can be kept to a minimum. It is often possible to find some very good deals online.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 01/06/2023.
Wednesday sessions (instead of Thursday of same week): 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023 and 07/06/2023.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Inspiration for DSLR users.
Ideally, you will have attended the previous Stages of this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £121.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £121.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £72.60

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Classroom activities include demonstration, practical work, discussion and peer assessments. Your tutor will ask you to complete informal assessment exercises and they will also provide feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.