Subject Intent: 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?

How to use both DSLR and 35mm lm cameras

How to edit and develop your photographs both digitally and in the darkroom

How to explore editing and digital artwork programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator

How to discover the work of a wide range of creative practitioners

How to present your work creatively in both digital and hand made sketchbooks

How develop knowledge about the importance of your portfolio and exhibition technique

How to critique your work and that of others

How to best communicate your concepts and meanings to your viewer

What are the entry requirements?

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