Are you creative and imaginative? Do you enjoy exploring ideas and looking at things in different ways? If so, you should consider a course in photography.


Photography is about looking, learning, thinking and communicating ideas. It inspires creative thinkers. Photography means ‘drawing with light’ and that is what photographers do when they take a picture.

Many photographers have explored various techniques to create images that make a personal statement about things that have interested or concerned them. The most exciting aspect of photography is that you are capturing the world as you see it.

Photography course content

Throughout the course students will experience & learn about the many different genres relating to photography

  • Portraiture
  • Landscape photography
  • Still-life photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Fashion photography
  • Experimental imagery
  • Multimedia
  • Photographic installation
  • Moving image (video, film and animation)

Career Path

  • Commercial / fashion photographer
  • Filmmaker – Fine art photographer
  • Forensic photographer – Industrial photographer
  • Medical photographer – Nature photographer
  • Photographic illustrator – Photographic technician
  • Teacher – Photojournalist – Picture editor Researcher – Social photographer – Sports photographer

Unique Features

  • Trips and visits:
    opportunities to visit galleries and exhibitions around the country including the Bradford Media Museum.
  • Group Location shoots:
    Opportunities to gain valuable experience of shooting out of the classroom.
  • Competitions:
    students are encouraged to enter competitions and submit work to be showcased in a variety of exhibitions.
  • Working in industry:
    Many of our students seek out work experience in industry and are encouraged to do so.
  • End of year show:
    Students are encouraged to submit work and celebrate their achievements in our annual end of year show.

Entry Requirements

The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language and Maths.  Two of the subjects should be a grade 6.

“Photography is a great companion to all other subjects as creativity, imagination and problem solving skills can give you great ideas for your other subjects.”