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A Level: Photography

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code A1QPHT
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies.

Photography A-Level students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This is integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Details

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

  • Portraiture
  • Landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
  • Still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)
  • Documentary photography, photojournalism
  • Fashion photography
  • Experimental imagery
  • Multimedia
  • Photographic installation

Students must show knowledge and understanding of:

  • Relevant materials, processes, technologies and resources
  • How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts created in their chosen area(s) of Photography
  • Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres
  • How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created
  • Continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions relevant to Photography
  • A working vocabulary and specialist terminology that is relevant to their chosen area(s) of Photography.
  • Time management skills are essential as is an abililty to work independently and an adult attitude to your studies.

Photography students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies.

Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This is integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Entry requirements

  • At least a grade 4 at GCSE in an art, or design-based subject.
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Your next steps...

An A Level in Photography complements many Higher Education courses in art and design and many students choose this route on completion.

People with photography skills often work in areas such as graphic design, illustration, fashion, marketing and journalism. These are only a few examples of industries of where a Photography A Level would be beneficial.

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