Photography Summer School - Year 12

Course Content


On this exciting photography focused course, you 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. You will also benefit from an online classroom setting which will provide you with an 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 photography and you can expect to develop skills & increase your knowledge in the following areas:

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


Throughout the course, you are encouraged to celebrate your individuality and creativity. You will create an individual portfolio to evidence your journey throughout the course which will be moderated by the Trinity Arts Award moderation board at the end of the course. You will be required to work on your portfolios in your own time to ensure you have the reached your full potential and hit the Arts Award full criteria.


  • You must be a current Year 12 student to participate in this course.
  • You must be residing in the UK for the duration of the course.
  • This course will take place via an online platform therefore you must have internet access.

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 & Timings

The course will take place over 5 days starting Monday 27 July.

  • Monday 27 July 2020
  • Tuesday 28 July 2020
  • Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Thursday 30 July 2020
  • Friday 31 July 2020

The days will follow the below timings:

  • 10am - 12pm: Online workshop and demonstration
  • 12pm - 2pm: Break and self-directed study
  • 2pm - 4pm: Online workshop, demonstration and discussion

How to Apply

To apply for this online summer school, please complete the application form:

Summer School 2020 - application form

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