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 at a 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. Photography A Level offers you a great deal in terms of creative development. Skills such as problem-solving, independent learning, analytical skills and reflective/evaluative skills. All of these skills are transferrable into a range of careers and progression.

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.

Photography Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification


Art students inspired by prestigious art college

Students get snapping in Manchester

Students exhibit work at Cloud Land

Creative Careers Event Jan 2019

Photography students get creative at the docks