Art and Design: Photography at Ryde Academy
Over the two year course you will learn to compose, process and edit both traditional film and digital photographs. You will have the opportunity to create portfolios of work based on a theme, concept or idea and learn how to present your photographs in an effective and exciting manner.
Module 1: Coursework Portfolio
Students are introduced to a variety of photographic techniques both digital and traditional. The module which has the title ‘Viewpoints’ looks at the following areas to give students an overview of photography:
• Photograms and Pinhole photography
• Black and white film photography and darkroom techniques
• Digital photography and the use of Photoshop
• Landscape photography
• Still Life photography
• Architectural photography
• Photomanipulation, both digital and in the darkroom.
Students are required to research the work of photographers and artists, and to reflect and review upon their own work, to develop ideas to produce personal response to the ‘Viewpoints’ theme.
Module 2: Externally Set Assignment
The emphasis of this unit is the development of ideas. Students are given a choice of 5 questions from which they may choose one, this will be the starting point for their research and experimentation. Following a period of initial research there is a 5 hour exam for students to produce work unaided.
Module 3: Personal Investigation
This unit consists of practical portfolio work and a written element of between 1000 and 3000 words. Students are expected to develop a personal investigation based on a concept, idea or theme of their choice. The written element of the module to support their practical investigations.
Module 4: Externally Set Assignment
This unit is similar to module 2 but with a choice of 8 questions. Following a period of initial research there is a 15 hour exam for students to produce work unaided.
Grade C in art or a portfolio task
50% exam 50% coursework.
This specification lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Photography or related subjects in Higher Education.
In addition it is suitable for candidates who wish to develop their interest in and enjoyment of photography.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryde Academy directly.