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Our range of exciting courses will allow you to develop skills in digital photography and photoshop.

Why study photography?

Studying photography is a great way to broaden your depth and knowledge about how to construct, capture and edit a great photo.

Our courses are also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people with the same passion for photography as you, and gain confidence in your skills as a photographer.

As a form of art, studying photography can also broaden your perspective and help you explore your creative side, which can in turn benefit your mental health and wellbeing.

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Studying photography can…

Boost mental health and wellbeing

Meeting new people, learning a new skill and expressing yourself are great ways to boost your wellbeing.

Help you find yourself

Photography classes are a chance to step away from our busy everyday lives and explore our creative sides.

Improve your job prospects

Photography skills are highly in demand and could be the start of a new career.

What is the best course for photography?

We offer Photography courses at different levels so everyone has the opportunity to develop their skills. Our courses provide a great starting point for those looking to learn the basics, develop their existing skills or build a portfolio to continue onto a qualification course or set up their own business.  We can help you choose the best course for you based on your goals – whether that is to take a good photo, or to learn how to use Photoshop.

How long is a photography course?

Our photography courses are between 8 or 10 weeks depending on the level of course you choose to study but we also offer one off 2-hour workshops throughout the year, such as at Christmas time.

Where can you study photography?

You can study photography with us at Skills & Learning to improve your skills and gain more experience in the field. We have learning centres across Dorset including Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford, Dorchester and Ferndown.

How do I start photography?

Our Photography courses are a great way to start building your skills in Photography, whether you want to try photography as a potential new hobby or gain skills and experience to go onto complete a qualification we have a wide range of course levels to suit your needs. Our tutors can help you start photography whether it’s for a hobby or work.

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How do I enrol?

You can enrol for any of our courses in 2 ways:


Find a course and can click the ‘Enrol on this course’ button to be taken to an application form to enrol on the course.

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Find a course and call us on 01202 123444. Please remember to check our opening hours first.

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