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Photography A Level at Oasis Academy Shirley Park

Course description

Photography is about looking, learning, thinking and communicating ideas. It inspires creative thinkers. Photography means ‘drawing with light’ and that is what photographers do when they take a picture. Many photographers have explored various techniques to create images that make a personal statement about things that have interested or concerned them. The most exciting aspect of photography is that you are capturing the world as you see it.

A-level is a practical 2 year course in which you learn by doing, so you will be able to create imaginative personal work. You will find out about a whole range of media, techniques and processes. Within Photography you could be exploring for example portraiture, landscape photography, still life photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, fashion photography, experimental imagery, multimedia, photographic installation and moving image (video, film, animation). You will develop your creativity and independent thought, learn to express yourself visually and let your imagination flourish. Photography is a great companion to all other subjects as creativity, imagination and problem solving skills can give you great ideas for your other subjects.

Course content

At A-level for component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total Alevel marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art and Design grade B or above and GCSE English Grade C or above

Future opportunities

Studying a photography related degree at university will give you all sorts of exciting career opportunities including:
- Commercial photographer
- Filmmaker
- Fine art photographer
- Forensic photographer
- Industrial photographer
- Medical photographer
- Nature photographer
- Photographic illustrator
- Photographic technician
- Teacher
- Photojournalist
- Picture Editor
- Researcher
- Social photographer
- Sports photographer
- Fashion photographer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Shirley Park directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2017
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