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!
Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.
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.
How to apply for this course
You can now apply for an A Level Programme starting in September 2021.
You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.
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Start: 6th September 2021
AS Level (1 year)
Course code: C000450 / Q002472
Start: 6th September 2021
A Level Intensive (1 year)
Course code: C000453 / Q022045
AS/A Level Photography
AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.
A Level Intensive: 1 year
1 year AS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.
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, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!
I feel very proud to have secured a place at one of the best universities in the world.Simranjeet A Level student