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Photography

A level

Photography is considered to be an essential communication skill for the 21st Century; you will learn a visual language, how to communicate creatively as well as the ability to respond to a concept, issue or theme.  You will learn how to use a range of cameras to take incredible pictures

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

 

Course Content

 

 

You will be encouraged to take on a proactive approach as you learn new skills and explore new ways of thinking. You will be taught by specialist staff and throughout the course, there’s an emphasis on developing your creativity through studying the work and techniques of established professional Photographers.

The course will introduce you to new skills in both digital and film photography. We offer excellent facilities including light spacious Mac suites and access to colour printing, a professional standard photographic studio and a large, well-equipped darkroom.  Choosing this course gives you an advantage if you are considering a career or further study in photography as it allows you to explore your ideas thoroughly.


Assessment

  • 40% exam
  • 60% coursework

Special Features

 

 

During the course, there are opportunities to visit local and national galleries. In the past, these have included portrait workshops held at the National Portrait Gallery led by international photographers and practical on-location visits such as the recent ‘Shoot from the hip’ visit to London. There are also possibilities of international residential trips to, for example, Paris or New York.

Entry Requirements

 

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE Maths and GCSE English.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Photography if taken.
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