Whether digital or analogue, photography is about visually communicating. It is about summing up an idea, a concept, a message and conveying this to an intended audience to evoke a reaction. The photography A Level covers 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. A 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 photography A Level course also includes traditional analogue processes. The opportunity to attend workshops with professional photographers, visit galleries and links to creative industries are an integral part of the course.
What will this Photography A Level prepare me for?
Many students go on to study Photography at a Higher Education level within a range of leading universities. Our students have been successful in accessing a wide range of prestigious creative courses, based on the strength of their portfolio, skills and expertise which they develop through studying A Level Photography.
Some of our students also continue their studies within Carmel’s UAL Art Foundation Diploma course, before starting their careers, or progressing further with their education in Photography, or other related industries.
Gaining employability skills is an integral part of the course, and as a result we regularly offer work experience and internship opportunities, which have involved working with a number of companies, charities, galleries and arts organisations. Students have also been successful at presenting their work in local, regional and national photographic competitions.
Course Entry Requirements for Photography A Level
Any Art & Design GCSE Grade 4 or a Technology GCSE Grade 4 including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics Products, Textiles or equivalent. However, if you haven’t studied Art, no problem, just come and speak to one of the tutors.