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Photography A level at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

Modern digital photography is an exciting and dynamic area to study. Photography forms the basis of the majority of web based design or new media industries. Studying digital photography can open up a wide range of university and career paths such as: Photo Journalism, Freelance Photography, Web design, Animation, Computer game design, CGI and film special effects amongst many others. Successful students who have studied with us have gone on to gain places at university studying Computer Animation design, Lens based Arts, computer game design and photography. The photography course has just been furbished with a suite of high end computers and state of the art photo manipulation software.

Course content

The course starts with six weeks of workshops to develop your key skills in using the cameras, composing photos and developing them in the digital darkroom. Gallery visits then inform the latter half of the course where you will embark on producing a sustained project that is based on a theme.

During the course you will gain the experience of becoming a practising professional by putting on your own private exhibitions with the possibility of obtaining commissions to sell your photography.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A-C grade.


40% exam, 60% coursework.

Future opportunities

The Art department have strong links with our local FE College, Northbrook, where students have gone on to study a Foundation degree in Art and Media – which includes photographic Arts. Students successful in Photography can go on to further study either at foundation level for one or two years (Northbrook) or to university to study in many Photographic Fields, such as Forensic Photography, or Photographic Arts and Media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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