A great course for those with some knowledge of photography and keen photographers. Some experience of using basic tools in Photoshop such as; Crop, brightness/contrast, colour balance, levels, hue/saturation, image size, clone, burn and dodge tools, would be helpful.

This course is a continuation from the 8-week course in Photography running here at Newbury College.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught via blended learning. The course will include both online and face to face teaching sessions. All sessions will be scheduled at the times indicated below.

? The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams.

? Selected sessions will be available for a small number of students on a rota basis at the college. All face to face sessions will also be streamed online to ensure all learners can fully participate in every session. Your course tutor will arrange with you a rota for coming into the college.

? If you are not attending in person, you will participate in the session from home via Microsoft Teams.

? Learners who are unable to attend face to face sessions can still enrol onto the course and attend all sessions online.

Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be held prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms.

Meet our students Anna Bayliss

Anna Bayliss

“The practical work and the chance to use the computer software in a more in-depth programme was the reason I chose the study at Newbury College. I enjoy being able to be creative in my learning.”

Meet our students Jake Lambourn

Jake Lambourn

I chose Newbury College because it provided me with the right course in the specific area of IT I wanted to pursue. As an apprentice, the on-the-job training allowed me to fully immerse myself in the career I wanted and a work environment which taught me the skills I still use today. Since leaving the College I have worked for various companies around the South East including design agencies, print and digital marketing companies, start-ups and charities. I am delighted to currently be using my skills to support the local community at Apple Print Creative and Design as a Web Developer.

  • Description

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Be able to use sources of ideas for photography.
    2. Be able to develop ideas for photographic work, using appropriate equipment, techniques and processes.
    3. Be able to produce and present photographic work in response to a task or theme.

    Themes going to be covered:


    Incorporating key aspects of photography into everyday photography:

    • Lighting
    • Leading lines
    • Rule of thirds
    • Depth of Field
    • Composition
    • ISO
    • Aperture
    • Shutter Speed

    • Taking photographs of groups
    • Exploring narratives
    • Responding to a theme


    Further experience in using Photoshop tools

    • Working with layers
    • Applying layer masks
    • Combining images together using layer masks
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

  • Qualification

    This course contains a short accredited qualification, which consists of planning and carrying out several different photography projects using a range of taught skills. Students keep a portfolio and photographic evidence of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and also externally via the awarding body. Upon successful completion of the qualification, students are awarded the Level 1 Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Photography.

  • Progression

    Students can progress onto a range of other media based course at Newbury College.

  • Assessment

    Informal assessment of student progress on the workshop will take place at the beginning, middle and end of the course. Assessment will take the form of discussion, both on an individual basis and as part of a group and from tutor observation.

  • Home Study

    Students will be expected to take photographs outside of the session times and bring these to class with them each week to discuss with tutor.

  • Work Placement

    Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Students may wish to print their work out and this can be done through the College or local photographic dealers.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
99807 202101 Tuesday 24/11/2020 26/01/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £130

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Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.