Photography A Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
Everyone can take a photo but not everyone is a photographer.
During the A level you will create a strong portfolio of work in a range of areas. Nearly everyone uses a camera but the A level course teaches you about how to create strong images, how to use your camera to its full potential and develop images from a given brief.
We will use AQA exam board to study photography. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes and be made aware of both traditional (darkroom) and new technologies. We will look at a range of different artists and photographers from the past and present while you investigate and make your own images in different styles and genres.
You will use sketchbooks to display your work and create ideas and you may use traditional methods and/or digital techniques to produce images. Students will be assessed on the context of the content and skills presented as well as the importance of process.
You will be required to work in one or more areas of photography, such as portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, fashion, experimental, multimedia, installation or moving image.
We will look at the use of colour, line, form, pattern and texture and consider how to engage an audience and work with a given brief. You will learn about camera functions, aperture and shutter speed looking at composition and depth of field using a specialised vocabulary.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.