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Art and Design (Photography) A Level at Holy Cross Sixth Form College

Course description

The photography course gives you the opportunity to develop a personal and structured approach to project work by exploring ideas and the work of other photographers, developing your critical faculties in both practical and written work and acquiring a high level of composition and presentation skills.

Course content

This is a specialist course, which involves work in black and white and colour photography. Your work will also use both digital and darkroom photography and there will be computer based as well as hand made development work. Students also have opportunities to work in video, film, installation and animation. You will study the work of other artists, designers and photographers, including work from primary sources during visits to galleries and museums.

Entry requirements

General college entry requirements. You do not have to have any previous experience of photography or drawing skills for this course. Grade C or higher in English is recommended.


The assessment constitutes coursework (60%) and an externally set assignment, supported by preliminary studies (40%). The coursework includes a written, illustrated critical and contextual study, related to an area of interest for the student.

Future opportunities

There are many careers open to students with a photography qualification, including professional photography, journalism, arts administration, advertising, fashion, television, communications, art direction, interactive design and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Cross Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2015

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