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Art: Digital Photography at King James's School

Course description

This photography, lens and light-based media course is designed to explore light-based media through the medium of digital photography. Students will develop skills in digital photography through personal enquiry, experimentation and manipulation within the media.

Over the duration of the course, students will produce a portfolio of work journals and finished photographs exploring different themes set by the department which fit the needs of the specification. These will include gaining knowledge and understanding of the use of light, pixels, viewpoint, composition, focus, shutter speed and digital processing. Students will also get a grounding in the basic development of pre-digital photography with practical experience of dark room techniques and Cyanotypes.

The work journals will also provide evidence of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images and will show connections with the work of others. Students will be encouraged to use experimental techniques.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification)

This is primarily a Fine Art Photography course: whilst technical skills are part and parcel of the course, the main focus is on developing exciting visual images.

It would be an advantage for you have at least a grade B at GCSE level in either Art and Design or Digital Photography before starting the AS level. Please check with the Art Department for appropriateness of joining this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King James's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years