Photography A Level

Level A-level


What will I study?

Our grade one outstanding course focuses on learning photographic processes that give you the skills to create individual, expressive work. This covers black and white photography which is darkroom based and colour photography using digital techniques using PCs, Photoshop CS6 software, laser/inkjet printers, lenses, lighting kits and studio techniques.

Is this course right for me?

Are you ambitious, motivated & creative? This course is a practical making/creating course which uses a vast range of specialist materials and art techniques. Our Practical Portfolio coursework is supported by a 3000 word contextual/personal study essay and Exam Unit. Learning to use traditional and digital SLR cameras helps you develop technical skills alongside creative and expressive ways of working preparing you for further study and employment in the photographic creative industries.

Where next?

We have a supportive and structured Visual Arts career progression programme to help you with your next steps into higher and further education courses. Students progress on to careers in the creative industries such as fashion photography, photo journalism, commercial photography, photo editing, film/animation, television, media and advertising.

Minimum entry requirements

No specific subject entry requirement. A charge for materials applies to this course; bursaries and payment plans are available. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.