ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
Ardleigh Green Campus is open – only for those students that have been identified as needing to attend. All other Havering Campuses remain closed.
The course offers an exciting project-based approach where you will develop
your graphics and photography skills alongside like-minded artists culminating
in professional, industry-relevant outcomes that will form a portfolio of work
to prepare you for further study or work within the industry. We’re proud of our
community of creative artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other
courses to deliver an industry-like experience. We will support your development
as an artist in a range of areas.
You can expect to study:
Visual language in art, graphics and photography
Print making and photographic processes
Digital and analogue photography (including dark room)
Digital software (such as Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom)
Materials, processes and technical skills
Problem solving in 2D, 3D and time-based imagery
Exhibiting your final major project
As part of your assessment, you will undertake projects that will allow you
to utilise the various skills acquired throughout the course. The Extended
Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. It is a complete programme and is
therefore not taken with any other course. Having an understanding and interest
in graphics and photography will benefit you personally and professionally.
5 GCSEs at grade 4, including English and/or Maths, plus a successful portfolio interview.
Where will it take me?
This course provides students with a portfolio for progression to our
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (which will prepare you for transition to
higher education), or directly to degree level courses in a wide range of
creative arts and design subjects. We have links with Central St Martins, London
School of Fashion, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, and
Ravensbourne University. Graphics and Photography can lead to a wide variety of
careers via apprenticeships or directly into employment, including in
Advertising, Illustration, Publishing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Animation,
Motion Graphics and Special Effects.
Did You Know? There are more than two million jobs in the creative
industries and creative jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011. Creative jobs
are future-proof jobs – 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of
automation. (Source: Creative Industries Federation 2017).
Course Assessment Method
100% Coursework, including practical/written assessments.