Photography A level

Our award winning course is an exciting and inspiring way to explore the visual language of photography. This course is designed to help you become visually literate by giving you the skills in composition, lighting, focus and exposure and encourages you to make expressive, meaningful photographs. You will develop skills in both digital and chemical image making and explore the work of many other photographers, artists and filmmakers. The course is project and assignment based giving you: practical experience with digital and film SLRs; practice in the photographic studio; developing darkroom skills; an ability to critically analyse work from the history of photography; and instilling self-awareness of your own progress in the subject.

Site

Eastbourne

Level

Level 3

Course Type

16 +

Qualification

A Level

Courses

Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 02105y1 12/09/22 14/06/24

What will I study?

Our award winning course is an exciting and inspiring way to explore the visual language of photography. This course is designed to help you become visually literate by giving you the skills in composition, lighting, focus and exposure and encourages you to make expressive, meaningful photographs. You will develop skills in both digital and chemical image making and explore the work of many other photographers, artists and filmmakers. The course is project and assignment based giving you: practical experience with digital and film SLRs; practice in the photographic studio; developing darkroom skills; an ability to critically analyse work from the history of photography; and instilling self-awareness of your own progress in the subject.

In year one you will be introduced to the work of lots of inspiring photographers and will create your own responses using a variety of processes including digital, film, darkroom and studio. You will study the technical features of your camera and, working in a sketchbook, you will document your progress, analysing and reflecting on your work. In year 2 you will create a personal Investigation which focuses on an area of photographic study that interest you such as portraiture, fashion, experimental or even moving images. Your course completes with a 15 hour practical exam and an end of year celebration in the final shows.

Throughout the year you will be invited on trips to London and further including an international trip; recent visits have included Berlin, Iceland, New York and Hong Kong. You will also get the chance to work with other departments such Hair & Beauty to photograph their creations, and to take part in various competitions and enrichments.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

No extra specific entry requirements.,Our general entry requirements to study 3 A-Levels or any mixed level 3 programme are: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and/or Maths at grade 5. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply. Our general entry requirements to study 4 A-Levels are: 6 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and Maths at grade 6. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply.

How will I be assessed?

Internal assessment will take place at regular intervals throughout the course. External moderation will take place at the end of the course

What qualification will I achieve?

A Level Art & Design (level 3)Photography.

What can I do after completing this course?

After completion, you can go on to employment, an apprenticeship or further specialism in Education. Learners wanting to progress in the creative industries may take the one year full-time Art Foundation Course, the two year Foundation Degree or a three year full BA Honours course in the specialism of your choice.

Are there any extra costs?

Costs for materials is currently £90,(payable at enrolment),and there would be some extra cost for trips and visits.

Additional Info

This is a new course which works to the new reformed specification