Photography can be provocative, heart-warming, challenging and eye-opening. This course is for you if you want to understand how to use a camera to capture a shot or a scene perfectly in different conditions.
You’ll be a creative person, who enjoys experimenting with new techniques and styles.
This course has an experimental and practical approach designed to build on your existing skills. Working in our industry standard IT suites, you'll be using the most up-to-date packages to enhance and develop your photographs. Getting you into focus for your career, which is just a click away!
You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.
The course is experimental and practical in approach and is designed to build on your existing skills.
- History of photography (equipment, materials, photographers and photographic movements)
- General photographic theory
- Darkroom skills for black and white photography
- Digital photography
- Using Photoshop
- Photographic contextual studies.
You can view some of the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.View showcase
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Start: 6th September 2021
A Level Programme (2 years)
Course code: C000450 / Q000513
Start: 6th September 2021
A Level Intensive (1 year)
Course code: C000453 / Q022045
AS/A Level Photography
A Level: 2 years
A Level Intensive: 1 year
2 year A Level Programme:
1 year Intensive A Level Programme:
If you have not previously studied Art and Design or Photography or Textiles a portfolio will be required.
Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:
If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at email@example.com
Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:
If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.
You’ll undertake a combination of coursework, personal investigation and a controlled test.
You could progress to a related higher education course such as photography, media or art and design.
There are lots of career opportunities open to you such as a professional photographer in fashion, nature, portrait, events, fine art, commercial and many other genres.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.
If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.
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