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Photography at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Photography is a popular subject at A Level, with many students attracted to the combination of technical instruction and creative freedom it offers whether you're interested in digital photography, traditional SLR work or film-making, you'll receive expert support and tuition.

The most important requirements is a genuine interest in photography. Photography is not an easy option and you must work hard to develop your abilities and your understanding of the subject.

Course content

You will be introduced to a variety of photographic media techniques and processes. You will:-

  • Explore, line, form, pattern and texture in the context of photography.
  • Respond to issues, theories and concepts.
  • Appreciate viewpoint, composition, depth of field and movement.
  • Learn the various uses of camera, film, lenses, filters and lighting.
  • Understand techniques related to the developing and printing of photographic images.

Entry requirements

No formal Art or Photography qualifications are required but you must have 5 A*  - C grades at GCSE.(or the new Grades 4 - 9) and a strong interest in the subject


Portfolio: a collection of coursework carried out during the Course

Externally set assignment (Exam)

Financial information

You will incur some costs for materials including sketchbooks. These are estimated to be about 20 over the first year. You will also be required to have a SD memory card of at least 1GB. Loan cameras are available. Anyone with genuine financial concerns should contact Mr Kelly in the Academy

Future opportunities

Further study of Art and Design/Photography.

Lifelong interest/enjoyment of photography.

Links well with Photo-Journalism/Media.

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: 17 October 2016
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