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Open College of the Arts

The Michael Young Arts Centre
Redbrook Business Park. Wilthorpe road
South Yorkshire
S75 1JN

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Telephone : 0800 731 2116

OCA photography courses:

Can be studied individually for personal development or together towards a degree.
Provide an intellectually stimulating programme of study based on high quality study material and tutors who are experienced photographers.
Develop your technical skills and creativity.
Develop your critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to the practice of photography and the social, historical and cultural context in which it is practiced.
Foster high-level ethical and professional standards and an awareness of the possibilities offered by developments in photography.
Provide an environment in which you have the possibility of changing your view of the world and your interaction with it.

On successful completion of the degree, you will have gained a broad knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of photography and knowledge of emerging aspects of the discipline and those at the forefront of debate.

You will have gained the ability to communicate information and justify your work, and be a resourceful and independent learner. You will have a breadth of creativity and inventiveness, as well as a range of photographic techniques. You will be able to articulate and comment upon underpinning photographic theory and concepts through writing and speech.

In addition you will have a comprehensive understanding of the vocational context within which the discipline sits and the professional standards required. You will have gained an understanding of the needs of the various market segments, and will be prepared for seeking, continuing or changing employment or self-employment relating to the specialism of your choice. Photographers and digital artists typically work, often freelance, in publishing, journalism, public relations, advertising, design studios, teaching, media and broadcasting.

If you already have a significant portfolio of work you can fast track your degree via the APEL process. Call now on 0800 731 2116 for further information.

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Subjects covered:
Photography 1: The Art of Photography;
Photography 1: Digital Photographic Practice;
Photography 1: People and Place;
Photography 2: Landscape;
Photography 2: Documentary;
Photography 2: Gesture and Meaning;
Photography 2: Progressing with Digital Photography;
Photography 3: Advanced;
Photography 3: Your Own Portfolio.

Other OCA Courses:
Graphic design
Book design
Creative Writing
Art History
Visual Arts
Composing Music
Music history
Digital Film Production
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