COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 56 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

This course will enable you to learn a wide range of photographic skills and technical abilities. This can then be applied to a range of short assignments where inspiration from the work of other photographers and students imagination can be explored.
COURSE DETAILS
You will have the opportunity to utilise our fully equipped darkrooms to produce your own black and white stimulating imagery. There is the opportunity to use a wide range of camera equipment, both digital and film. Fully qualified and talented staff will help you produce a range of exciting assignments covering practical and theoretical topics. Year 2 builds on growing expertise and imagination. The final unit culminates in a chosen topic studied at great depth and producing high quality photographic images. On successful completion of an A-Level programme of study, you will have the skills and qualifications needed to progress on to a wide range of courses at foundation level, degree level or to go directly into industry employment. The qualification you will be awarded is titled A-Level Art & Design: Photography - lens and light based media.
Our A-level students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities to support their understanding of creative arts and their future career and job roles. Students on the A-level pathways have also successfully taken part in national competitions, such as The Knitting & Stitching Show, created video content for the Department of Education and taught online to primary schools. We also think it is really important to explore the issues that impact on our students and recent teaching modules have explored knife crime, environmental issues and art, social media and its impact on mental health.

Our students progress to a wide range of different study and learning, including The University of York, Leeds Arts University, University Arts London, York St John University, Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as The Northern School of Art degree programmes. On the A-level pathway, students also have access to a range of workshops and skills talks provided by practising professionals from across the creative industries as well as higher education and degree-level lecturers - each session provides essential advice and insight into planning for a successful career as a creative professional.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FIVE GCSES AT A*-C/9-4 INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT MINIMUM C/4 GRADE PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF ARTWORK AND EVIDENCE OF WRITTEN WORK.

MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES

STUDENT PROFILE

TEIGAN BASHFORD What do you enjoy most about your course? It’s unusual for a college to have the facilities of a dark room; I was surprised as no other college I looked at had a dark room. It’s so unique to be taught that and it really sold it for me. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? All the people - we learn new things from each other every day. What are your next steps? I’m planning on going straight into industry after college as I feel like I’ve been prepped really well by the course. I’ve been working on my portfolio a lot and I’ve started social media accounts for my work too! What's surprised you about your time here? I didn’t know what opportunities it would open you up to and provide you with. I didn’t know how much the course would actually cover! I really thought it would just be taking pictures with a camera that I didn’t really know how to use, but it’s not that at all.

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