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Graphic Communication (Photography) A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Course description

You will be experimenting with a mixture of traditional chemical-based processes and digital manipulation to create an artistic response to the world around you. You will be exploring photographic/video artists and the industry to give your projects intent and context. This course is not solely about learning how to take effective photographs or just about understanding how the camera works. This is an A Level Art course that seeks an expressive and/or interpretive artistic response to the visual world and is reliant on the creative process. Students will explore Chemical Photography and traditional methods of printing as well as Digital Photography, including the use of Photoshop CS6. It is important to remember that, although support and guidance will be given, the driving force behind the work must be the student. At least 5 hours independent study is expected every week.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.

Future opportunities

Our students who apply to do Foundation Art courses are accepted due to their extensive portfolios of work. This will lead then on to Degrees in any number of creative subjects. In turn, this could lead to careers in the following, to name but a few: Curator, Artist, Sculpture, Fashion, Gallery Work, Installation, Community Work, Art Therapy, Architecture, Theatre/Set Design, TV/Media and Journalism to name a few!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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