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The Digital Photography A-Level is a way of visually recording, documenting and presenting both the ordinary and extraordinary. It is often considered an art form, an aspect of self-expressionism, a journalistic process or even an aspect of visual culture. This is a practical subject, combined with in-depth photographic theory and art history.
Over the course of two years, you will complete two components of work. The first is an exploratory unit where you will extend your photographic ability and techniques. You will explore photographic genres including; Portraiture, Documentary, Landscape, Fashion and Still Life, develop digital editing skills using state-of-the-art software and sketchbook creativity, learn mixed media, portfolio and presentation techniques and evidence a high level of critical understanding.
This will then lead onto a themed body of coursework. The research, development and experimentation during this time will lead to a timed creative practical examination at the end of the year in response to the given theme. This work will be presented as part of the College’s annual End of Year Art Show, as a celebration of your achievements. During the course, there will also be live brief opportunities, which is often an attractive attribute to university admissions and future employers.
Many of our students progress onto university to study degrees within a variety of fields including; Photography, Art & Design, Fine Art, Illustration, Animation, Film, Journalism, Advertising, Graphics, Branding, Cinematography, Fashion, Marketing, Visual Communication and Architecture. Equally, students move onto apprenticeships or employment in the creative industry.
At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in GCSE Art or Photography. If you have not taken GCSE Art, we will send out a mini portfolio task for you to complete after you have finished all of your GCSEs in June.
Film Studies, Media Studies, English and Graphic Communications.
Every two minutes we snap more pictures than the whole of humanity did in the 1800s.