57658 A Level Photography (New)

Wakefield College
In Wakefield (Grossbritannien)

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Wichtige informationen

  • A Level
  • Wakefield (Grossbritannien)
  • Dauer:
    2 Years
  • Wann:
    September 2017

A Level Photography is a visually creative course where you learn new skills in both traditional and digital photography. Throughout the course we look at four main areas; darkroom, studio, location and digital manipulation and based entirely on course work students will have the opportunity to develop in these areas using their own ideas and imagination. The college has great facilities such as a fully working studio, lighting equipment, cameras and accessories, a darkroom and PC’s fully equipped with the latest editing software. It offers a range of activities that are set outside of the course work projects, from music photography to sports and event photography, which will help students gain experience and build a bigger and better portfolio of work. Students will also get the opportunity to come on various trips to see exhibitions and photograph on location, these include a visits to a wide range of galleries and an overnight stay in London. Although this is a course work based subject it is also demanding and students must have the ability and the motivation, using time within and outside of college to produce bodies of work that are of an excellent quality.

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Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

The objectives of this course is to help individuals develop their critical/contextual understanding. You will be introduced to a variety of photographic techniques from studio, darkroom, location and digital manipulation.

Ist dieser Kurs für mich?

This course is intended for individuals who have an interest in photography with things such as visual creativity, creative concepts and other creative ideas.

Voraussetzungen: 5 GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language, Maths and an art related subject AND Relevant portfolio work NB 100% attendance in all your A level sessions is essential to get high grades.


Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, Grossbritannien
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Office IT
IT Development
Skills and Training
Photography Basics


What you will study

This is a two year course that focuses on 4 main areas of study (studio, darkroom, digital manipulation and location photography). Each area will be developed into individual projects based around subjects such as portraiture or landscape photography. The course is split into four main components: 1: Portfolio building. This will concentrate on learning, understanding and practicing the skills needed throughout the course. 2: Externally Set Exam. This will allow the student to focus on a particular theme and develop a personal response, with 10 hours of silent exam time to complete a final outcome from this development. 3: Personal Investigation This entails students developing skills in all areas as well as appreciating and learning about historical and contemporary photographers. Work will be underpinned with research and written analysis as well as a visual work which shows the learning process. Students will then be given the opportunity to develop their own personal style of photography with individual projects. Sharing good practice within the class learners will push their abilities to the limit and produce a body of work that shows a journey of development resulting in a skilful and creative final outcome. Each learner will also produce a 3000 word essay, which is split into two parts, based on the work and photographers they have researched. 4: Externally Set Exam This will allow the student to focus on a particular theme and develop a personal response, with 15 hours of silent exam time to complete a final outcome from this development. 

Zusätzliche Informationen

Further study A Level Photography is an accepted entry qualification to universities and colleges for a wide range of degree and diploma courses such as the Foundation Degree in Commercial Photography here at Wakefield College. Career opportunities A Level photography can lead onto various media and art based course at HE level. Also it could lead to working with other photographers to become a photojournalist, studio/location photographer, graphic designer/re-toucher or a teacher/workshop leader, and various other employment, or ultimately become freelance or self-employed.