Exploring Photography: Year 12 Online Photography Course

Course Content

Exploring Photography:

In this exciting photography course, students will work towards a Bronze Arts Award qualification by taking part in a series of pre-recorded lessons which are structured around the Bronze Arts Award criteria. Students will also benefit from an online classroom setting which will provide them with allotted tutor time as well as the opportunity for peer feedback. This course aims to provide the students with the opportunity to develop skills & knowledge in the arts. This particular course has a focus around photography, students can expect to develop skills & increase their knowledge in these areas:

  • Practical Photography
  • Theory of Photography
  • Analysing Art
  • Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflective Thinking
  • Communication

Each student will create an individual portfolio to evidence their journey throughout the course which will be moderated by the Trinity Arts Award moderation board at the end of the course.


  • You must be a current Year 12 student to participate in this course.
  • This course will take place via an online platform therefore participants must have internet access.
  • Access to a digital camera/smartphone is required to participate in this course. If you would like to participate but do not have access to this, please apply and email us at teachers@uca.ac.uk to let us know. 
  • Successful applicants will be provided with a free materials pack to support them during the course. 

Online Participation

The course will be taking place within an online classroom on Blackboard Collaborate, a secure platform which is used by University for the Creative Arts.

You may wish to participate via audio, though this is not a requirement and we recommend participation via the chat/messaging function on the page. You will not use a webcam or participate via video. All sessions will be monitored and supervised by University of the Creative Arts employees and will be recorded to allow for multiple viewings by students on the course. 

Participants will be sent a secure link to the virtual classroom each week and this will ensure that only students with an approved place on the course and UCA employees will have access to the room. 


Dates and Timings

The course will take place over 6 consecutive Saturdays.

  • Saturday 20 June 2020
  • Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Saturday 4 July 2020
  • Saturday 11 July 2020
  • Saturday 18 July 2020
  • Saturday 25 July 2020

The days will follow the below timings:

  • 10am - 11am: Live online presentation
  • 11am - 12pm: Students follow pre-recorded workshop demo
  • 12pm - 3pm: Break and independent study
  • 3pm - 4pm: Live online group session

How to Apply

Applications for our current Online Art's Award courses have now closed. If you are interested in taking part in future Online Arts Award courses, please register your interest via email to teachers@uca.ac.uk

Please be aware that we will prioritise applications by individual eligibility. For more information about our admissions criteria, please see here