Photography students have recently benefitted from a range of progression talks. Mary Weinberger, Photography A level course team leader, explains:
“Photography is considered to be an essential communication skill for the 21st century. On the A level Photography course we have highlighted progression in this subject through a series of talks and visits by specialists in the field.
“The first talk was delivered by James Russell Cant, who was representing Norwich University of the Arts. This is an institution held in high esteem by our students who choose to study Arts subjects at university. He explained what the students could expect from the course and possible career paths for graduates. He talked about his own work as both a commercial practitioner and as an established Fine Art Specialist. The students gained valuable insight into life as an established Photographer, and they were encouraged to make links with their own photography.
“The second speaker was Beverley Carruthers, the Course Director for BA Photography at London College of Communication. As well as showing her students’ work she explained the admission process and how important it was for the students to make themselves stand out from the crowd by writing about their passion for the subject in their personal statements.
“We also took a large group of students to Anglia Ruskin University to see the BA degree show. We were fortunate to be given a guided tour of the photography exhibition by third year student, Alix, who was showing her work in the exhibition. This provided our students with not only ideas for their own work but a valuable insight into life at ARU. Chris Owen, Head of Art gave an informative talk on the background to studying at the Cambridge School of Art, which forms a part of ARU.”
Update: Photography A level achieved its best-ever results this year with 86.4% A*-B and 19.7% achieving A*.