Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 56 (depending on grade outcome)
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.
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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The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.
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
ReFreshers Week – five days of free workshops, talks & presentations at the Hartlepool campusMay 22 2023
Calm Digital Deliver Professional Workshop to FE Graphics StudentsMay 18 2023
Countdown to our Degree & Summer Show begins!May 17 2023