Course Level – 3
Course Type – A-Level
Specific Entry Requirements
GCSE Art or an Arts related subject at Grade 5
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18
About The Course
A-level Photography will introduce you to a variety of photographic media, techniques and processes, using both traditional and new technologies. This course will allow you to explore and produce work in areas such as: portraiture, landscape photography, still life photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, fashion photography, experimental imagery, multimedia and photographic installation.
This is a creative photography course and as well as being taught traditional photographic techniques, you will also learn associated techniques including Photoshop and digital processes, cyanotype printing and screen printing. You will be encouraged over the two years to experiment and creatively explore and develop your photography skills innovatively. You will be expected to work with increasing independence incorporating your own ideas and inspirations into your work.
How Is The Course Taught?
You will be taught by tutors with industry experience and taught in our dedicated facilities including iMac suites, photography and art studios – an open-plan space that encourages ideas sharing between students. The course is comprised of taught lessons, practical workshops, independent study, seminars, group critiques and presentations. You will be expected to work with increasing independence, bringing your own ideas, creative style and a professional attitude to your studies.
How will I be Assessed?
The course is comprised of multiple projects over the two years. These projects are concluded with an assessment that can include a submission of work, presentation or an exam. These projects are internally assessed by your tutors. The final project of your second year is externally moderated by the exam board.
What does it lead to?
This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the creative industries including Freelance Photography, Advertising, Marketing, Digital Treatment, Editing, Graphics and Visual Communication which could enable you to earn between £30,000 – £60,000 per year.
On completing this course, you can progress onto the Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, a degree at university, or onto a creative apprenticeship.