Summary

A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond.

Description

Photography A Level is designed to enable you to explore both traditional and digital photography, you will learn both the technical and creative skills used in photography, whist also exploring other photographers work and the uses of contemporary lens based image making.

Key Areas

ART1 (60% Coursework Portfolio) & This is an adventurous and open programme of study that promote personal exploration, experimentation and opportunities for productive personal expression. Students are given exploratory experience of working within different processes and disciplines (film and digital). Areas of study include:

  • Portraiture, documentary and/or photo-journalism
  • Landscape photography (urban/rural)
  • Still life/natural world
  • Experimental imagery/darkroom techniques

ART2 (40% Controlled Assignment) & This allows the student to select a preferred task, issue, creative problem, written or visual stimulus and to apply the knowledge, understanding learnt during the year. Students are required to demonstrate skills that they have learned to produce within a set time frame, an appropriate outcome, which demonstrates their best achievement.

What Next

With a qualification in Photography you could go into Higher Education, Art Foundation and/or work in the Art industry including design, teaching etc.

Entry Criteria

6 GCSE grades A-C including English language and maths and an average GCSE score calculation Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Merit or Distinction It would be helpful, but not essential, to have some experience of photography


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £724 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £724 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    NULL NULL 16 NULL NULL 0.00 5000

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
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