Photography A Level

Qualification: GCE A Level in Art & Design (Photography)
Exam Board & Specification Code: AQA; 7246; Specification
Course Entry Requirements: No specific subject entry requirement
Please make sure that you have understood 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.
Length and size of qualification: 2 year single course
Timetable hours: 4.5 hours per week
Assessment method: Practical projects supported by written work
BHASVIC Department: Visual Arts
Head of Department: Paul Penketh

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.
A charge of £180 applies to contribute towards the cost of materials used during the 2 years of this course, bursaries and payment plans are available.

Where next?

Studying Photography will enhance your creative, social and cultural understanding as well as develop your specialist technical knowledge. Students will undertake work to complete a portfolio on an ongoing basis with support from our experienced staff. Progression from this course can be directly to university, employment or to a Photography Foundation course. We have a supportive and structured Visual Arts career progression programme to help you with your next steps. Students progress to careers in the creative industries such as fashion, medical illustration, photography, photo journalism, commercial photography, photo editing, film/animation, television, media and advertising. Useful websites to research careers and wider progression options could include Creative Skillset, Prospects, All About Careers and The Apprenticeship Guide

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