Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: AQA
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
A Level Photography course is designed to help students develop visual communication through conceptual and practical skills with traditional and digital technologies. The course allows students the opportunity to develop intellectual, imaginative and creative thinking whilst gaining knowledge of the processes and use of the camera in past and contemporary society.
Why choose this course?
The A-Level photography course has been commended by the examining board as being ‘one of the best structured courses in the country’ for many years. Students will be tutored by working artists.
A minimum of 3 x Grade 5’s and 2 x Grade 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language and a Grade 5 in Maths. One of your Grade 5’s must be in an Art related subject. Every student will need to submit an appropriate portfolio at an interview. Plus you must attend a Creative Skills session in college.
What will this course lead on to?
Students could progress onto the Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; this will develop student portfolios and confidence ready for specialist degrees within art and design. Students may gain entry onto a BA (Hons) degree in Photography, Art and Design, Advertising, Architecture, Fashion, Textiles, Interior Design or Teaching. Following this students could enter employment in an art related area, such as a gallery or media environment.
A Level Photography Students who want to work are always welcome. The Art and Design department has a library and an area for drop-in sessions outside of students timetabled hours of study. The department also run enrichments in painting and drawing.
What will students learn on this course?
Students will learn traditional darkroom and digital processes and techniques in an experimental manner. Students will be taught how to analyse and evaluate images and how these issues relate to society, culture and politics. Students will develop personal styles in photography and expand their visual language exploring how formal elements communicate imagery to an audience.
How will students be assessed?
Students will be required to successfully complete one coursework portfolio and a timed examination with a supporting portfolio. All students will be required to produce first-hand coursework for each component. There are six formal assessment points throughout the year with written and verbal feedback. Informal assessment is continuous throughout the year.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
We ask students to provide their own DSLR cameras, the college has some cameras students can borrow to complete assignments. Students will also have to pay for printing costs (this is additional to the print budget each student receives from the college), plus costs for educational trips and visits.
Industry professional darkroom and studio, industry standard cameras and industry standard software Adobe CS6.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes