WJEC AS/A2 Photography Level 3
In a nutshell
This course has been designed for anyone that has an interest in photography and wishes to develop their skills to a higher standard.
This course is for you if...
... You’re creative
... You enjoy taking photographs and want a more technical knowledge
... You want a career as a photographer
What will I be doing?
You’ll photograph a range of subjects and in doing this will learn and understand the principles of composition and the creative functions of the camera.
The course will also look at the historical and contemporary practice of photography and build up an awareness of the many genres and contexts in which photography can be applied. Creative work will be mostly of a digital nature using Photoshop, although there’ll be opportunities to experiment with hand-rendered fine art techniques.
During the first term (September to December) at AS Level, you’ll learn the basics of photography and experiment with photographing subjects, such as the human form, landscape, abstracts and still life.
You’ll be introduced to Photoshop and develop skills in editing, refining and experimenting with your photographs. You’ll also be introduced to the design sheet process, learning how to research and select appropriate work by others and how to critically analyse their images, as well as learning how to analyse and reflect upon your own work.
From January to May, you’ll complete a personal creative enquiry (PCE) which will give you an opportunity to initiate, develop and complete an assignment, whilst continuing to develop and refine skills and understanding.
During the first term in year 2 (September to December) you’ll be encouraged to build upon the knowledge, skills and understanding of AS Level with the opportunity to address a photographic subject, style, theme, issue or concept of your own choice (a personal investigation).
The remainder of the year (January to May) will consist of a controlled assignment; which is an externally set paper of questions from which you generate your own contextual and creative response.
Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level Photography
- A Level Photography
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade C or above.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
From AS to A Level (Grade D or above), then university level courses at the college or another university.
You’ll be expected to own a digital SLR camera and pay a £10.00 studio fee.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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