Photography is about looking, learning, thinking and communicating ideas. It inspires creative thinkers. Photography means ‘drawing with light’ and that is what photographers do when they take a picture. Many photographers have explored various techniques to create images that make a personal statement about things that have interested or concerned them. The most exciting aspect of photography is that you are capturing the world as you see it.
You will develop the basic skills necessary to become an accomplished photographer. Research and develop ideas through trial and error. You will produce personal work in response to different exciting starting points, developing a unique visual style.
Component 1: You will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-level marks.
Component 2: You will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.
Enthusiasm, interest and a determination to succeed is even more appropriate and a folder of work can be brought to show commitment for those students who may not have taken Art to GCSE level.
Possible degree options: Animation, Commercial photography, Creative and editorial Photography, Digital media, Medical photography, Visual communication. Possible career options: Commercial photographer, Fashion photographer, Filmmaker, Forensic photographer, Industrial photographer, Medical photographer, Photographic illustrator, Photographic technician, Photojournalist, Researcher, Social photographer.