Photography - A Level - 2 years

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code LP14
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


You will develop both creative and technical camera and digital skills and build up a substantial portfolio of your own photography inspired by the work of established artists and photographers. You will look at the work of other photographers and learn how to analyse and evaluate images using specialist terms and vocabulary.


This course will allow you to become more confident and explore your own ideas when developing your photographic skills. You will learn how to use a digital camera and you’ll explore and learn about Photographers and how they have taken photos which capture their interests and iconic moments in time. You’ll learn how to use Photoshop to digitally enhance your imagery and also hands-on experimental image manipulation. You’ll develop your own interests and portfolio of photography work as the course progresses. You’ll be able to take your unique portfolio of work at the end of the course to university or job interviews.

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

Practical coursework, an essay and also a practical exam at the end of the second year

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths

Your next steps...

At the end of the course you will have a full and interesting portfolio of photographic work. Photography is particularly useful if you want to go on to further study in art and design, media and film, photography and digital imaging, as well as being a valuable practical skill. You may wish to use your portfolio to support applications for a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or specialist Degree level courses.