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Art (Endorsed) Photography AS AQA at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

You will learn to express your ideas using visual language and will develop expressive skills in different media. Photographs enable you to communicate an opinion, observation or idea. Working independently and problem-solving are important and developing skills will enable you to produce photographs and learn the skills of a professional photographer. AS UNITS 1 unit - set coursework 1 unit - controlled test Areas of Study: Candidates are required to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. Portraiture Landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment) Still-life photography, working from objects or from the natural world Documentary photography, photo journalism Experimental imagery Photographic installation, video, television and film.

Entry requirements

A grade C in Art is desirable 5 A*-C preferably including Art

Future opportunities

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION: University or employment. SUGGESTED COMBINATIONS: Combine either with other creative awards or to add diversity to an academic choice. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as History of Art or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Art and Design, which could lead onto higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or fashion designer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year