A Level (Level 3)

Art & Design (Photography)

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PHOTOGRAPHY IS A FASCINATING, CREATIVE SUBJECT WHICH GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN APPROACH TO IMAGE MAKING.

This course explores both the practical and aesthetic aspects of photography, and you will learn from the ideas and techniques of other photographers. Work will be primarily digital, but you will also have the opportunity to gain experience of working with creative darkroom processes.

Topics Include:

  • Camera skills: composition, aperture, shutter-speed, iso, depth of field
  • Capturing movement
  • Editing using Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Mixed media experimentation
  • Personal thematic project.

Career Options:

Creative and portrait photographer, stop motion designer, filmmaker, photography journalist, freelancer, teacher.

University Options:

Art Foundation (pre-degree), Photography, Film, Media and other art-related degrees.

Course Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language and Art. A suitable portfolio of creative work may be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Art.

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