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Photography - AS and A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School

Course description

In Photography, students have the opportunity to develop a wide range of light and

lens-based skills ranging from traditional darkroom techniques to experimental image

making, studio, location and digital work. Throughout the course, students will produce

sketchbooks and practical outcomes that showcase the wide range of high quality images

they create over the two years. This enables students to have an excellent record of their

work for university interviews. Photography is taught in a specialist, purpose built studio

and darkroom, equipped with studio lighting, backdrops, props, digital and black and

white processing equipment. You will be taught how to use SLR film and digital cameras,

to process and print your own images, to manipulate and edit digitally and control studio

lighting. You will also explore and analyse the work of other artists and photographers to

inspire your own work. Photography students also have the opportunity to participate in

visits to galleries and exhibitions with recent trips including an overnight stay to see the

London galleries.

Future opportunities

This A Level will enable progression to university on to a Photography or Art-related

degree course, or a pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Both could lead

to an art or design-related career, and are also an excellent accompaniment for anyone

wishing to enter a career within film, media, heritage, journalism or the television industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years