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The Photography based pathway is a one-year course and tops up the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) - Graphics, into the equivalent of 3 x A Levels. You’ll study a further 9 units. Like the Subsidiary Diploma, a typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing and presenting ideas to a client. You will use client feedback to refine ideas, presenting a final outcome in response to the brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
In order to gain entry to the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design - Photography, you must have passed the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) - Graphics. You’ll need to have a DSLR, 35mm camera and a 500gb Hard Drive before joining this course.
You’ll be assessed throughout the year and you’ll be expected to complete a range of assignments on an ongoing basis. This includes the production of 2D and 3D work with accompanying sketchbooks and written work, culminating in a final major project and end of year show. Units are delivered by coursework, which is internally assessed and externally moderated. There are no exams.
This course will give you the tools to progress to the Foundation Degree Visual Media Arts - (Validated by The Open University) at South West College, associated Degree programmes or move directly into work placements or employment. Students who recently completed the qualification progressed to Degree and HND courses in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
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