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What career opportunities can this lead to?

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What are the entry requirements?

This course involves taking pictures and manipulating them in Photoshop. It is for people who can use their DSLRs on priority or manual settings (aperture, shutter, speed etc.) You'll also need a working knowledge of basic image manipulation, including colour and tonal adjustment, layers, filters etc.

What does this programme involve?

This course covers taking pictures in college, using the photographic studio, as well as outdoors, and using image manipulation to get the best out of them. We shall also look at photography in the wider context: pictures from other artists, magazines and the internet. The aim being to gain an understanding of how they were created, both photographically and on the computer, so they may be replicated.

Approximately half the time will be spent taking and evaluating pictures, and half working on the computer in Photoshop CS5, and you will learn to improve your skills in both areas.

This is a non-vocational course so there is no formal qualification. We aim to improve your photography and have fun at the same time.

A College Certificate can be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Lessons will be based in the classroom, photographic studio and computer suite, as well as out on location. The emphasis is on practical activity but will include demonstrations, talks and discussions.

You will be asked to take pictures between lessons to be brought to class for discussion and retouching. There may be a Saturday lesson. A timetable will be given out at the beginning of the course so that you can see when classes will take place.

The course will be run flexibly, and we may be able to cover requests from the class members.

What else do I need to know?

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

You will need a camera with manual capability, such as DSLR or CSC, as well as a standard zoom lens, tripod and portable flash unit. You will also require a USB memory stick for computer work and a card reader. You will need use of a computer outside class.

There may be trips to locations although we shall try to keep costs to a minimum.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C60A Eastleigh College 27/09/2018 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 10 £147.00 £147.00 Apply now

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Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Eve, 17

Eve, Art, Design & Media

Eve studies Art, Design & Media (Fashion & Textiles pathway) and would like to continue her studies at University before becoming a fashion designer.


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