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Art & Design A Level Photography

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code 5880/061
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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.

How will it be delivered?

The course is made up of projects and assignments with identified assessment points built in to it. These assessments feed into the College reporting system, and from these we can chart your progress against your Minimum Target Grade which is based on your previous GCSE achievements. We can also chart your progress to assist in delivering the best guidance and support to suit your individual learning programme. Through this continuous assessment and regular feedback you can see your own progress and development as you continue through the year.

Entry requirements

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.

Your next steps...

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.


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