Photography (lens- based andlight-based media) at Maiden Erlegh School
This course encourages students to develop their aesthetic, intellectual, creative, imaginative and intuitive powers through the use of lens-based media. As in the other endorsements students are expected to show an understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures; sketchbooks and journals are essential for recording this information. Students will need to develop their lens-based skills in order to record experiences and observations in visual form.
It is necessary to work in one or more of these areas: portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, photo journalism, experimental imagery, photographic installation, video, TV and film. It will be important to learn to make appropriate choice of camera types and their application together with being able to use image manipulation software. An understanding of techniques related to the developing and printing of photographic images, presentation, layout and mounting is sought.
The interpretation of ideas, feelings and meanings are explored in the context of chosen areas of photography. Historical and contemporary styles and genres will be examined. This course will use digital photography and students will need to have their own camera.
A GCSE pass in Art and Design at a C grade or above is needed to take an AS course. Students who have not studied Art at GCSE will be asked to present a portfolio of work which will be used to assess their ability to pursue an AS course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maiden Erlegh School directly.