North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Art and Design: Photography (Linear) 


Awarding Body

AQA

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A level

Personal investigation – 60%

Externally set assignment – 40%

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including equivalent grade 4 or above at GCSE/BTEC in Art/Photography.

If you do not have an arts related qualification at GCSE or equivalent, you must complete a short task to demonstrate your skill level and interest. (Available at your application discussion meeting.)


Why should I follow this course?

If you have enjoyed studying an art subject at GCSE or BTEC, but would like to explore another medium through which to express your ideas, the photography course can offer you this opportunity. Photography is a way of exploring, recording and analysing the visual world. As an endorsement of art and design, the course encourages creativity, experimentation and the realisation of ideas and investigations. Photography is a practical course that requires students to demonstrate independence and initiative.

What will I learn?

You will gain experience of both traditional and contemporary practise within photography. You will explore a range of photographers whose work will inspire you to experiment with a range of techniques and concepts. You will learn to develop your ideas with independence and to construct a portfolio of work that demonstrates your knowledge and understanding.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

You will learn technical skills through a variety of practical workshops. Core skills in darkroom processes, digital imaging and studio lighting will enable you to develop your creative practice. An emphasis on critical and contextual studies forms an important part of the course, as do group discussions, individual tutorials and visits to art galleries and museums.

What can I do with my qualification?

You can go on to study an art foundation course or straight onto a degree in higher education within a range of photographic disciplines.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including equivalent grade 4 or above at GCSE/BTEC in Art/Photography.

If you do not have an arts related qualification at GCSE or equivalent, you must complete a short task to demonstrate your skill level and interest. (Available at your application discussion meeting.)