Enrol to this long established Art School course that delivers both expert tuition and the creative spark to ignite the imagination.  Prices have not increased for the 3rd year in a row.

Who is this course aimed at?

No previous experience is required; the course caters for all abilities and will enable students to learn how to pursue their interest in photography and image manipulation.


The Photography (Digital Imaging-Photoshop) course is a great way to improve your understanding of photographic concepts and photographic equipment. Image editing software is covered at a basic level; introducing tools and techniques up to intermediate level.

Both camera and software activities involve practical assignments (during class time and your own study time) utilising guided tutorials. The course will allow you to pursue your interest in photography and image manipulation (students should note this is not a 'wet photography' course).

Entry Requirements

Enthusiasm and commitment along with regular attendance is essential. Anyone can enrol; the course is open to people with previous experience and qualifications in other Art, Photography or Creative Media courses.

Dates & Times

14th April 2021 - 23rd June 2021

6.00pm - 8.30pm


Course Length

10 weeks.

Course Content

The course explains digital cameras in general, looking at the many modes and functions that are available to the end user. The course covers critical settings that keen photographers should be aware of to enable the possibilities of obtaining better pictures. In addition, basic photographic concepts are explained and explored using practical tasks, presentations and handouts to help students take better creative pictures.

The ‘Photoshop’ (image-editing) tutorials cover basic tools and techniques, then move on to intermediate techniques such as layers, layer masks, adjustment layers, smart layers, blending modes, retouching skills and techniques, and the use of ‘RAW’ images etc. During the course, the tutor gives many hints and tips on how to get the best out of image editing.

Learning is in a friendly and professional environment with all appropriate health and safety provision. The tutor, Paul Batty, is a professional photographer who has worked in advertising, commercial, PR and Social/Wedding photography. Paul will guide students and help them develop new skills and abilities.

Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to experiment and use the available facilities of the College to produce their own individual work.

For those who already have the basic skills in photography and image manipulation a. Students who have skills in other areas will be encouraged to utilise these and build a folio of work.

Teaching Methods

Tuition will be given in specialist workshops.

Exams and Assessments

There will be no test/examination associated with this course.


There is no formal qualification and students will be able to work at their own pace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Using your own camera for class practical is advised. Having image editing software at home is also advised allowing  you to continue your learning at times other than the scheduled classes.


To other Art School courses; or to further education and higher education courses in Art, Design and Craft.