Graphics & Photography

Introduction

In our highly visual world, talented graphic designers and photographers are in great demand and there are many exciting career opportunities available in a range of industries and sectors.

Our Graphics and Photography courses will enable you to develop your creative and technical expertise in this broad field. You will gain a well-rounded knowledge of a variety of concepts and approaches, from which you can go on to develop your preferred specialisms.

Under the guidance of a team of highly experienced tutors who bring amazing professional experience, your training will be in-line with contemporary industry practice and based on finding creative solutions to realistic problems.

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Full Time Courses

Our graphics and photography courses combine practical and theoretical learning with an exploration of traditional methods and modern technologies. You will work on projects that allow you to experiment with different techniques, equipment and materials. As well as developing a raft of practical skills, you will also learn how to work to a brief, understand and interpret client requirements and coordinate the production process.

We have excellent facilities that have recently been refurbished. You will be based in our purpose-built graphics and photography studios, working with tutors who encourage an experimental approach to cutting-edge practice.

Depending on the course you choose, you will cover areas such as digital imaging, print making, 3D design, book and magazine design and photography, advertising conceptual development, branding, post-production, visual language and critical thinking skills. You will also become highly competent in using Apple Macs and operating design and editing tools including Adobe Creative Suite and Light Room.

Course Facilities

Our impressive art and design facilities are unrivalled in the local area and provide an inspirational environment for creatives of all disciplines. You will have access to equipment including:

  • Printing-making facilities
  • Digital suite and visual communication facilities
  • Drawing and painting studio
  • Dedicated fashion and textiles studio
  • Photography studio and dark room
  • Textiles studio
  • Mac suites equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud

Career Options

Courses will prepare students for a range of exciting careers, in roles including:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Artworker
  • Illustrator
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Product Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Print Designer
  • Fabric Designer
  • Brand Specialist
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Advertising Assistant/ Coordinator
  • Photographic Stylist
  • Camera Operator
  • Video Producer
  • Post-production/ Specials Effects Artist
  • Animator

Your Campus: Bishopsfield Road

Re-developed in September 2015, Fareham’s BRC campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the 2,000 learners based at the main site. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to transforming facilities and the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

There are plenty of light, bright and inspirational spaces, both inside and out, where you can relax in between lessons, meet with friends, have a bite to eat or get ahead with some private study. As a student at Fareham College, our creative learning environment will provide an excellent route to your future career, university or further training.

Events & Competitions

Your course will culminate with the College’s annual Creative Industry Showcase, a busy public exhibition that is well-regarded in the area. Depending on your specialism, you will be able to display your best pieces to a diverse audience.

It is attended by high-profile members of the local creative media industry and higher education establishments, including Winchester School of Art, Southampton Solent University, Portsmouth University and Bournemouth School of Arts.

Part Time Study

If you have artistic flair and would like to expand your creative and technical talents, one of our part time courses could open up a whole new realm of inspiration. With options including Dressmaking, Photography, Film Making or Adobe’s Creative Cloud, you will work with specialist tutors within well-equipped workshops and studios to develop a range of new skills.