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Photography A level at Oaks Park High School

Course description

This is a creative photography course with an emphasis on photography as an art form, focusing on lens-based and digital-media. The camera will be used as a tool to develop visual and thought processes as well as creative and critical abilities. The course will be delivered in separate components. 
Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media techniques and processes.They will explore images, artefacts and resources from a range of art, craft and design. They will then respond to these examples through a range of practical and critical activities. Students will work in at least one are of the follow areas of photography, portraiture, landscape, still life, experimental imagery, multimedia and photographic installation. 
Photography readily combines with any other sixth form course, it goes well with Art & Design and Media Studies. The study of Art Photography can also help you to develop transferable skills you can take into any career. 

Course content

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed within the department, involving a broad range of media. The Art Department is well resourced and opportunities exist for students to express their creative interests in many different fields. 

Entry requirements

To embark successfully on an A-Level Art/ Photography course, it is best if you have achieved at least a grade Cat Photography or Art GCSE level, or Merit BTEC First Diploma/Extended Certificate Art & Design. 

Future opportunities

Many students go on to take a one year Foundation course before applying for degree courses.
Being skilled in the use of digital media is in high demand within the Creative Industries, which according to the Department for Media, Culture & the Arts (DMCA) in 2009 are a "significant contributor to the UK economy - accounting for 7.9% of GDP, and growing significantly faster." However the ability to think and act creatively are important skills that will serve you well in most professions. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaks Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016
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