Why study photography?

Photography is a popular course with students who want to extend their knowledge of different art forms. You have the opportunity to develop a wide range of photographic skills ranging from experimental image making, studio, location and digital. You will produce a portfolio of practical work that shows a wide range of high quality images that you have created.

What will I learn about?

This course will enable you to form a personal enquiry and expression using the selection and manipulation of images. You will have the opportunity to explore relative approaches beyond primary observation and recording.

Typically, you will investigate:
• alternative processes
• black and white photography
• colour photography
• digital photography
• location photography
• studio photography

How will I be assessed?

• Examinations
• Portfolio
• Coursework
• Practical work

Future pathways and careers

• Photography
• Art
• Design
• Media
• Journalism

Course level

A Level and AS

Entry requirements

GCSE at grade 4 in art or photography. If students have not studied art or photography at GCSE, they will need a portfolio of work for the photography staff to assess suitability for the course.

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