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In Short

Build a wide range of skills using both digital and analogue film cameras. Developing skills in software – such as Photoshop and Lightroom – will allow you to edit digital images and you will explore film and darkroom processing and printing for the analogue film camera.

The School of Digital and Creative Industries at Weymouth College has purpose-built facilities including a large fully equipped darkroom, photography studio, and a large suite of the latest Apple Macintosh computers. Gallery trips to London and workshops with professional photographers are an integral part of the Course. As part of your programme you may be given the opportunity to work on joint initiatives with dance, drama, music or hairdressing students as well as being involved with community projects. Our current students are working on an experimental images project with Nothe Fort in Weymouth.

100% pass rate in A Level Photography in 20201.4% above National Average


Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5 including English Language and Maths. You must provide a portfolio of your own Photography work at interview.


Course Content

The work is mostly practical, with some written work required. The course is designed to provide a coherent exploration of camera usage and techniques, darkroom and studio practice, film processing and printing, finishing and presentation of images. You will also be able to explore some aspects of digital photography and image manipulation using both Macs and PCs.



Students can progress to Higher Education courses in Art & Design or in other subject areas. Students wishing to progress to a BA (Hons) Photography or Art & Design course may wish to take the 1-year post A level Foundation Diploma in either Art & Design or Lens Based Media prior to degree level study. Some students may consider progression to HND Photography. Students who completed this course have gained places on courses such as BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography at University College, Falmouth, BA (Hons) Photography: Editorial & Advertising and BA (Hons) English with Journalism at institutions such as Brunel University, UWE and University of Gloucestershire.


Your Tutor - Will Brown

BA (Hons) Craft & Design

I have taught at Weymouth College Art Dept for 15 years and on a range of academic and vocational art subjects. I still practise my own artwork across a variety of mediums such as Photography and ancient technology.  The Photography course is delivered so you gain a wide knowledge of digital and traditional film techniques and build upon your personal interests through investigating artists work to inform your experiments and own outcomes.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email

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