Discover the way you see the world through a lens. On this A-Level course we will teach you the creative, analytical and theoretical skills needed to become an accomplished photographer. You will challenge your skills through people, places, still-life, documentary, experimental, fashion, moving image and installation.

Throughout your studies, you will have access to our brand new Art and Design building complete with photography studio and dark room. You will have the chance to develop specialists skills that will help you stand out to employers and universities. The Photography work rooms are a purpose-built and dedicated work space, fully equipped with computers and the latest design and editing software to allow you to develop your skills and experiment artistically.

As well as looking at the photographers and artists who have inspired others, you will learn composition, how to use equipment, and how to combine photography with other media. This courses explores the foundations to help you hone your skills and challenge your artistic eye. It will provide you with the space to experiment in order to find your unique style.

Topic areas include: composition rules of photography, studio and dark room skills, how to use a DSLR camera, professional studio, digital photography and other lens based media. After exploring techniques and a range of themes, you will begin exploring your own creativity using our studio or location photography to produce individual photographic pieces. We have a variety of photographic equipment to use in and out of lessons to support learning.

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Entry requirements

  • 5 studios, specifically equipped for each specialist subject plus a professional photographic studio
  • Digital labs
  • Annual Art Show
  • Guest artist led workshops
  • Well-established links with universities and wider creative industries
  • Regular trips such as Courtauld Gallery London, Manchester Gallery and Museum of Costume
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park visits
  • End of Degree Show Visits
  • Life drawing sessions
  • Art Award scholarships
  • Opportunity to progress to our one year Art Foundation Degree after completion of your A-Level programme

Our past students studying this course have gone on to:

The University of Manchester - Fashion Buying and Merchandising

The University of Salford - Fashion

University of Leeds - Film, Photography and Media

Canterbury Christ Church University - English Language and Communication

University of Leeds - Fashion

Staffordshire University - Photojournalism

Liverpool John Moores University - Film Studies

Contemporary Photography

The University of Huddersfield - Photography

Staffordshire University - Film, Television and Radio

University of Central Lancashire - Sports Journalism

The University of Salford - Graphic Design

The Manchester Metropolitan University - Photography

Apprenticeship Hopwood House Limited - Media

University of Leeds - English Language and Linguistics

University of Wales, Bangor - Film Studies

Liverpool John Moores University - Marketing

Leeds Beckett University - Creative Media Technology

Manchester Metropolitan University - Film and Media Studies

The University of Huddersfield - Photography

University of Cumbria - Photography

Higher Apprenticeship Playgroundsquad - Game Artist

The University of Edinburgh - Geology

The University of Salford - Fashion Image Making and Styling

University of Central Lancashire - Independent Film Making

Leeds Beckett University Degree - Filmmaking

Higher Apprenticeship - Social Media and Marketing

Degree in Creative Advertising

Course Key Details

Course Type : A-Level
Exam Board : EDUQAS
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 100% coursework and practical exam

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