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Overview

A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond. This is an adventurous and open programme of study that promotes personal exploration, experimentation and opportunities for productive personal expression. You are given exploratory experience of working within different processes and disciplines (film and digital).

Course 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.

Photography will make up one part of your study programme alongside tutorials and work experience.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

ART1 - 60% coursework portfolio:

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

ART2 - 40% controlled assignment: This allows you to select a preferred task, issue, creative problem, written or visual stimulus and to apply the knowlede and, understanding learned during the year. You are required to demonstrate skills learned, to produce within a set time frame, an appropriate outcome which demonstrates your best achievement.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September | 2020/21 - 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 | 2020/21 - 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 | 2020/21 £724 2 Academic Year(s) You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September | 2020/21 £724 2 Academic Year(s) You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.