Whether digital or analogue, photography is about visually communicating; summing up an idea, a concept, a message and conveying this to an intended audience to evoke a reaction. Portraiture, still life, landscape, editorial, fashion, photojournalism, reportage, and studio – the list is endless. Photography plays one of the most important parts in an ever-evolving digital world where imagery, interactions and communications are instantaneous through social media.
Photography starts with the ability to see and capture the world around us to select and compose, to manipulate light and capture those decisive moments. Digital Photography involves the use of technology through digital SLR cameras, software such as Adobe Photoshop and the embracing of an app-driven world; the use of motion and multisensory imagery becoming ever more important. The course also includes traditional analogue processes. The opportunity to attend workshops with professional photographers, visits to galleries and links to creative industries are an integral part of the Photography course.
What will this a photography A level prepare me for?
Many students go on to study Photography at degree level at a range of universities.
Students may also study the UAL Art Foundation Diploma and then access higher education. The focus of study at higher education can vary from photojournalism, fashion, editorial, documentary, experimental and moving image. The course offers you a great deal in terms of creative development, problem-solving, independent learning, analytical skills and reflective/ evaluative skills – all of which are transferrable into a range of careers and progression.
Course Entry Requirements
Any Art & Design GCSE Grade 4 or a Technology GCSE Grade 4 including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics Products, Textiles or equivalent. If you haven’t studied Art, no problem, just come and speak to one of the tutors.