A Level Photography at New College Telford
If you want to discover the thrill of expressing yourself through still images then this is the course for you. However, photography is not an easy option. It demands a high level of commitment and you will need to be self-motivated as many projects are worked on outside of lecture time.
You are required to work in one or more areas of Photography for example: portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, photo journalism, experimental imagery, photographic installation, and studio lighting and location photography. This course includes instruction on DSLR cameras and relevant editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and the use of specialist Apple MAC computers. You will create a journal or sketchbook documenting your project work which will also include research into historical and contemporary photography. You may use traditional methods and/or digital techniques to produce your work. Assessment is predominantly coursework based with practical examinations. There are four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and skills presented.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language at Grade C (or 4). It is necessary to show ability in art and design through either GCSE Art (grade C or above) or Level 2 BTEC Art & Design at Merit grade. If you have not studied GCSE Art a portfolio of personal photography may be considered in support of your application.
There are a wide range of opportunities including progression to foundation degree or other Higher Education/Degree programmes. The portfolio that students develop throughout their course provides a valuable resource for students looking to work in many creative industries, including professional photography for magazines, weddings, advertising and websites.
This course can be combined with a wide range of AS Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses. It combines well with other A Level Art subjects e.g. Fine Art or Textiles, as well as other creative subjects. Please note: no more than two Art courses can normally be taken together due to the large amount of practical work involved.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.