Digital DSLR Photography - Stage 6

Course code: QCKR309P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


22nd Apr 2021 - 8th Jul 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

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.

On the course 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. The idea is for you to 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 03/06/2021.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
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.

At the end you will produce a group exhibition in a public Oxfordshire venue. This is the last of the currently available courses offered by the college. However, students often go on to join local camera clubs or they can progress to do Distinctions with the Royal Photographic Society. The RPS offer three levels of Distinctions which set recognised standard of achievement through the world.
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 2020 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 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As 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 also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution 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.