A Photography A-level is particularly of interest to students who want to extend their
knowledge of different art forms. Students have the opportunity to develop a wide range
of photographic skills ranging from traditional to experimental image making, studio,
location and digital.
What does it include?
Photography enables students to explore a broad range of photography media and
techniques, including traditional film and darkroom processing and digital photography.
Students can expect to learn a broad range of experimental techniques as well as
processing black and white film.
Students will learn how to compose a photograph and how lighting can be used to
enhance an image. Students have access to a darkroom and a lighting studio to
complete their work both in class and during private study time.
Students are expected to explore a wide range of photographic work by other artists
and use this to inspire their own ideas.
During the course you, along with your fellow students, will take part in several
exhibitions, be taught by some of the North Wests leading creative practitioners and
have the opportunity to visit museums, galleries and exhibitions in the North West,
London, Paris and New York.
Alongside specialist topics you will also work on projects that develop your time
management skills and research abilities. These transferable skills are relevant to all
areas of textiles and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.
This course will provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum that
will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to
apprenticeships, higher education or employment. The content of the programme is
designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.
All learners will engage and work with industry as part of their course. You will undertake
personal development activities which will include work experience and self-directed