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Photography A Level at Burnley College

Course description

During the course students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes including both traditional and new technologies.
Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design which will be integral to the investigating and making processes. Students will demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions through practical and critical activities.

Students will have the opportunity to work in one or more of following genres: Portraiture, Landscape Photography, Still-life Photography, Documentary Photography, Fashion Photography, Experimental Imagery, Multimedia and Photographic Installation.

The course is for anyone who would like to continue to develop their photography skills and knowledge with a view to pursuing the field in a professional setting. Students will develop their understanding of creative processes, the ability to observe and to think, to solve problems and to communicate in a visual way.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. A minimum of grade C in GCSE in Art and Design or Photography.  In exceptional circumstances we will consider students without the GCSEs listed above who have a strong portfolio of photography and contextual work demonstrating genuine interest and capability in the area.

Future opportunities

This course enables progression to university study and careers in areas such as: Commercial Photography, Fashion Photography, Filmmaking, Fine-Art Photography, Forensic Photography, Medical Photography, Photographic Illustrating, Photojournalism and Picture Editing

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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