A Level Photography

A Level Photography

Staff, Teaching & Learning

Code: 60144567/3570

A Photography A-Levels is particularly of interest to students who want to extend their knowledge of different art forms. Students have the opportunity to develop a wide range of photographic skills ranging from traditional to experimental image making, studio, location and digital.

What does it include?

Photography enables students to explore a broad range of photography media and techniques, including traditional film and darkroom processing and digital photography. Students can expect to learn a broad range of experimental techniques as well as processing black and white film.

Students will learn how to compose a photograph and how lighting can be used to enhance an image. Students have access to a darkroom and a lighting studio to complete their work both in class and during private study time.

Students are expected to explore a wide range of photographic work by other artists and use this to inspire their own ideas.

During the course you, along with your fellow students, will take part in several exhibitions, be taught by some of the North West leading creative practitioners and have the opportunity to visit museums, galleries and exhibitions in the North West, London, Paris and New York.

Alongside specialist topics you will also work on projects that develop your time management skills and research abilities. These transferable skills are relevant to all areas of textiles and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.

How long does it take to complete?

2 years

What qualifications do I need?

You will need to present a satisfactory portfolio, interviews will be held for you to showcase this.

What does it include?

This course will provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum that will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to apprenticeships, higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

All learners will engage and work with industry as part of their course. You will undertake personal development activities which will include work experience and self-directed projects.

What award will I achieve?

A Level Textiles

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What can I do next?

Students can progress onto higher education, apprenticeships or employment, either within industry or freelance.

Textiles careers include:

The number of careers that a textile qualification can lead to is endless and includes printmaker, textile designer, art therapist, costume designer, digital designer, fashion design assistant, fashion designer, Illustrator, Interior designer, Prop maker, Set designer, Tattooist, Textile designer, Visual merchandiser, Web designer

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