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

Photography is an exciting and creative course designed to challenge, support and develop you as an individual through a wide range of learning experiences. You will study, create and ‘grow’ your art skills by completing a series of individual, challenging, and informed projects, which explore both traditional and contemporary styles, using darkroom and experimental techniques and digital imagery.

The course explores various Photography genres and styles, offering the opportunity to follow a fine art or documentary photography approach, which could include elements of Photojournalism, Fashion and Portraiture Photography or Cinematography as well as print making, installation and montage.

The purpose built Applegarth Centre houses a traditional darkroom, Photographic studio and computer suite, offering professional standard software including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as animation and video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere. The Centre also includes a fantastic gallery space, where you will exhibit your work and gain valuable professional experience. You will also benefit from working with teaching staff who are also professional practitioners within Photography and Film, developing up to date skills and techniques that are relevant in the current professional field.

Like all A-level programmes, Photography is an academic qualification which develops skills useful for a wide variety of progression routes including Higher and Further education and Apprenticeships. Photography students can expect to progress to a whole range of careers including Commercial Photographer, Art director, Teacher and Cinematographer amongst many, many more.