Photography, A Level
This course can also be studied if you are an adult aged over 19 years old and is ideal if you have a creative mind and are looking for a new hobby.
Photography is the practice of creating images by recording light, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. Photography is used in many fields such as science, manufacturing and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production.
A Level Photography is a creative and practical course which allows students to expand their creative horizons through taking and editing photographs. You will learn about the technical aspects of image making and develop an understanding of the creative process in industries using photography.
You will discover how different cameras work and how to use a variety of lighting and exposure techniques. You will learn to critique your own images and those of other photographers. You will analyse composition and photographic techniques, and you will develop ideas for your photography. By the end of the course, you will have produced a portfolio of work.
The course will be delivered with a combination of online lessons and on-campus sessions with access to photographic studios. Tutors will support you, offering a critical response and guiding your technical development throughout the course.
The course will be assessed through a combination of coursework and externally set assignments.
An A Level in Photography complements many Higher Education courses in art and design.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
5 GCSES or O levels at 4 to 9 or A-C including English Language or Literature. We will consider individuals without these requirements if they have specific work-related experience. All applicants will need to complete a literacy and numeracy entrance test. It is recommended that you have previously had an interest an art-based subject and access to a digital camera is essential.
Category & Subject AreaA Levels Art and Design Courses for adults Courses for adults Distance Learning
iAn interview is required for this course.
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