About The Course

Do you enjoy taking and analysing photos? Do you want to develop your practical skills and understanding of wider art culture?

A Level Photography will encourage you to expand your knowledge and understanding of photographic practices in contemporary society and in different historical contexts, themes and cultures. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to explore personal ideas through sustained investigations using a wide range of artistic techniques.

You will explore and produce practical and critical/contextual work in multiple photographic and arts-based disciplines, including: photography, camera-less image making, drawing, light-painting, printing, photographic sculpture, craft, collage and mixed media.

To be successful at A Level Photography you will need to be able to:

  • Think creatively and develop personal ideas
  • Work independently and be a reflective learner
  • Take photographs to a standard that showcases creativity and a secure knowledge of composition
  • Carry out in-depth research and write about your findings
  • Be interested in learning about how to ‘read’ and analyse artworks
  • Present work through sketchbook presentation

What We Add

You will be taught by professional tutors in a purpose-built art department, complete with photographic studio, Mac suite, Nikon SLR cameras and Adobe editing software. You will learn how to manage your time effectively and work independently in preparation for further study. There will also be opportunities to visit various galleries and go on practical field trips to develop your photographic skills.

How Can I Standout With Photography?

Photography is an excellent course if you want to go on to study subjects such as fine art, graphic design, illustration, 3D design, fashion and textiles, photography, film and more. It is also very suitable for those who wish to progress to an art college after sixth form.

Entry Requirements

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Art, Photography, Textiles or BTEC equivalent
  • Owning a range of personal art materials to use outside of college is ideal and key for success
  • You will be required to present an art portfolio at enrolment