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Photography A level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

The study of Photography will deepen your understanding of the visual world across different times and cultures and introduce you to the diverse roles and functions of Photography in contemporary life. A foundation in this subject can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in the creative industries, an area experiencing great expansion in this country.

Photography is important because all sectors of the job market require creative thinkers who can innovate, see and make connections, solve problems and make informed decisions and judgements. This course will give you many transferable skills you can use in the future.

Course content

On the course you will learn about traditional and contemporary photographic techniques. You will learn how to take black and white photographs, using manual 35mm cameras. Developing, printing and darkroom techniques will be a core part of the course. Digital cameras will also be used and image manipulation working with computers and software such as Adobe PhotoShop. There is a strong emphasis on creativity and personal expression as well as skills and techniques.

Entry requirements

To start any A levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements. In addition you must have GCSE grade C in Art and Design, Photography or Media or be able to demonstrate a serious commitment to the Visual Arts through a portfolio submission.


Exam Board - Edexcel

Future opportunities

Many students at the College choose to pursue the study of Photography at a higher level and there are two main pathways available:

  • Art Diploma (Foundation). This course is an intensive multi-disciplinary course for those students wishing to identify the field of artistic study that they wish to pursue at University. It includes modules in 2D & 3D Visual Studies, Design for Communication, Applied Arts & Design and Photography.
  • Direct Entry into Higher Education. Those students who are certain of their career destination can apply through this route.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years