Art & Design (Photography: Lens-Based and Light-Based Media) – A level

For this course you will study in our brand new ‘state of the art’ Creative Arts and Media Centre. This building contains both a traditional darkroom and digital facility, incorporating computer suites running Creative Suite and Photoshop as well as animation and video editing software.

This course offers challenging and stimulating projects which will allow students to explore and develop their skills in both traditional and contemporary styles, utilising darkroom techniques as well as digital image making.

In the first year, you will be given a technical introduction to the SLR camera and darkroom processing as well as the use of digital cameras.

Throughout the course you will be expected to explore a range of themes creatively. Projects encourage you to develop your own personal ideas in your work as well as experimental techniques. You will investigate the work of various photographers, looking at both technical aspects and the meaning and content of their work. You will also be given the opportunity to explore moving image and video.