This course has been developed to allow students to actively experience a range of photographic processes and contexts. You may be contemplating a career in advertising, media, film and television, publishing, architecture, graphics, museum and exhibition work, theatre design, interior design, art galleries, jewellery, fashion, photography, textiles or teaching Art and Design. This course is a good basis for Further/Higher Education leading to a wide variety of careers in the Art and Design sector.
This A Level four unit award is a two year course.
For the Art and Design: Fine Art AS Level there are two mandatory units:
For the Art and Design: Fine Art A Level there are a further two mandatory units:
You will take part in practical projects and skill development work. You will learn to carry out independent research from various sources whilst working on assignments, and to work to set questions. ICT will be widely used both for practical work, portfolio and written assignments.
Each unit is assessed by either an external test or an assignment, which is internally set. All units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.
Total cost for the first year of the course is £31, which purchases two A3 spiral bound sketchbooks, together with £25 laser print credits. It is expected that all Photography students will purchase their own 4GB SD card, which will be brought to all Photography lessons.
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