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Photography at Teddington School

Course description

Photography is the visual voice of the 21st century. Do you want to understand how photographers use the photographic medium to communicate? Do you have the desire to create exciting and visually interesting imagery? If so, A level Photography will help you to explore the world of visual images through a variety of exciting and stimulating photography based projects.

Course content

A level Photography is a two year course. During the first year students will study for the AS level qualification and then take the A level components in the second year. The AS and A level components provide students with an environment in which to explore their work on both a practical and critical level. In the first year students will develop their technical skills in digital technologies and explore a range of photographic media. They will be introduced to both practical and critical activities in order to create individual responses to different photographic styles, genres and traditions. Students are given opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with a range of processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s). Supporting studies such as sketchbook work will be evidenced throughout the working process and can take many forms, such as recorded research, written annotation and practical exploration and development.

Students will not be expected to show any drawing skills unless they wish to.

Entry requirements

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Future opportunities

Progression Routes

A level Photography can lead to a degree in your chosen specialism at university, or A BTEC Higher National Diploma, a BTEC Foundation Diploma in Photography or an Art Foundation course. Studying Photography at A level can be the first step towards pursuing a career in the following areas: Photojournalism, Fashion Photography, Advertising, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Film and Video Editing, Magazine Features, Web Design.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years


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