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Photography A Level at Bedford Academy

Course description

Do you want to be part of one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the UK economy? Then you need to get involved in the creative and media industries and studying Photography will take you there. You will ne introduced to a varuety of experiences exploring a range of photographic techniques, styles and genres, including: portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, landscape and experimental imagery.

Course content

This course is a 100% practical and contextual course with no theory based exam. You will develop technical understanding relating to the composition of images and an ability to explore the different elements of visual language within a variety of topics including; portraiture, recreating a masterpiece, connected images, fashion photography, experimental photography and light painting.


A Level Photograpghy will be assessed through a combination of an externally set assignment (40%) and coursework (60%) for AS and A2.

Future opportunities

This course allows students to apply for a variety of Higher Education courses including FOundation Degrees, HNDs and BA degrees in art, design and differnt areas of photography. Courses such as documentary photography, photographic art, fashion photography, fine art, art practice, graphic design, animation, medi studies, multimedia, and lens based media, film and television. This course will develop the essential skills needed for study at a higher level and employment. Students could leave this course and gain direct entry to a junior position within a photographic studio.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years