Photography

Why Photography?

Photography offers students a diverse and in depth range of skills from learning how to use DSLR’s manually to an in depth experience in the black and white darkroom. Students gain a broad knowledge in critical analysis developing thoughtful and conceptual ideas, expressed in still images. The curriculum is designed to encourage, practice and develop their technical skillset to develop as photographers and to bridge the gap between technical understanding and creativity. Students are taught professional practices to aid them in further education and employment/self-employment.

What will I study?

The course will begin with skills building which will develop your technical ability as well as expose you to new ideas. This will cover a wide range of photographic skills from the traditional darkroom to professional digital software such as Adobe Photoshop. You will learn about composition, editing, using cameras and communication through imagery.

You will look at a wide range of other artists’ work both traditional and contemporary and use these to inspire and inform your own work. This will all be done whilst developing your independent working skills and allowing you to determine the direction of your own projects. You will then be able to select your own direction to work in, picking ideas and media that interest you.

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.