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GCE AS/A Level Photography


Awarding Body:

WJEC

Sector:

Further Education

Programme Length:

AS - 1 Year Full A Level - 2 Years

Bilingual Delivery:

This course can be studied in English only at present

Programme Description

This is a two year programme which focuses on developing a broad understanding of photography. The programme aims for every learner to develop their own unique voices using visual imagery, applying technical and contextual understanding confidently to realise their intentions. Learners are encouraged to explore individual interests and ideas over a range of genres through the development of sketchbooks to record their progress. 

If you have an interest in capturing a moment, exploring your environment or just taking exciting Artistic photographs this course will investigate these themes. The course will look at why Photography is important as a visual medium, its Historic and Artistic context as well as how you can develop it as a visual tool to create Art.  We study Composition… Lighting….Camera Techniques… Adobe Photoshop…. Artistic manipulation…. Independent Learning. Progression to Foundation and Degree courses is common both in Photography, Design and Fine Art.

Programme Features

  • Analogue and digital methods of image-making are taught as well as experimental processes e.g. Pinhole
  • Industry standard software, predominantly Photoshop and Bridge, is taught throughout the cours
  • Cameras, lighting and other equipment is available for students to borrow
  • Historical and contextual studies are integrated within each student’s personal projects
  • Learners have the opportunity to participate in local and National competitions
  • Regular visits to exhibitions, galleries and workshops are arranged for all learners
  • All second year learners and selected first year learners exhibit their work at an end of year exhibition.

Progression and Employment

This is a two year programme which focuses on developing a broad understanding of photography. The programme aims for every learner to develop their own unique voices using visual imagery, applying technical and contextual understanding confidently to realise their intentions. Learners are encouraged to explore individual interests and ideas over a range of genres through the development of sketchbooks to record their progress. 

If you have an interest in capturing a moment, exploring your environment or just taking exciting Artistic photographs this course will investigate these themes. The course will look at why Photography is important as a visual medium, its Historic and Artistic context as well as how you can develop it as a visual tool to create Art.  We study Composition… Lighting….Camera Techniques… Adobe Photoshop…. Artistic manipulation…. Independent Learning. Progression to Foundation and Degree courses is common both in Photography, Design and Fine Art.

Programme Content

Method of Assessment

AS Level

100 % coursework focused on the portfolio and 

 

A2 Level

76% Coursework, 24% Controlled Assessment

Entry Requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6/7 GCSEs at grades A* - C.

An interest in Photography – Examples of your work (portfolio) will be helpful as will. a GCSE in Art. All students should have a C or above grade in English language

Photography should have a grade C or above in a related subject, for example Art and Design, and/or a portfolio of work. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Curriculum Area.

Academic Year Delivery Campus Course Length Course Options
2018 - 2019 Full Time Graig Campus 1 Year Enquire Apply
2018 - 2019 Full Time Graig Campus 1 Year Enquire Apply
Campus Address Post Code
Ammanford Campus Dyffryn Road,
Ammanford,
Carmarthenshire
SA18 3TA
Gelli Aûr Campus Gelli Aûr,
Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire
SA32 8NJ
Graig Campus Sandy Road,
Llanelli,
Pwll,
Carmarthenshire
SA14 4DN
Pibwrlwyd Campus Pibwrlwyd,
Carmarthen,
Carmarthenshire
SA31 2NH
Jobswell Campus Jobs Well Road,
Carmarthen,
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3HY