Photography A Level at Bridgwater College
This course is intended for students wishing to learn how to take and make creative photographs. Ideally students will have studied art and/or photography, or be able to demonstrate a keen interest at interview via a set of photographs.
A variety of practical, theoretical and historical perspectives relating to photography as art, communication and illustration.
Both film and digital photography are taught on this course, topics of study include:
- Skills in exposure theory
- Studio/location shooting
- Processing and printing in the darkroom
- Scanning and manipulating images in Photoshop on Apple Mac computers
- Presentation techniques
Five GCSEs in the A* – C range, including Maths and English at grade C or above.
You must demonstrate a strong interest in photography via a portfolio of photographs. Ownership of a digital camera with manual mode is advantageous. To complete the full A Level you will need a pass in AS Level Photography at grade C or above.
You will be assessed via project work which will build into a portfolio.
You will be able to pursue higher education opportunities in media across a range of specialisms at top-flight universities or remain in the region to study the FdA Media Production at Bridgwater College which has a substantial photographic pathway.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.