GCSE Grade 4 in English with an average points score of 3.2 or above with an interest in the subject.
This course is assessed by personal investigation and an exam.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in all aspects of photography and digital imagery. Students will have the opportunity to work creatively with 35mm black and white film, digital capture and image editing and manipulation. Students will learn about image analysis and evaluation, critical understanding of photography and its uses of new image specification which embraces emerging technology.
There will be opportunities to visit art galleries and other cultural events and you may have the opportunity to enter your work into exhibitions.
COURSE AREA LEAD
WHO IS THIS AIMED AT?
This course is aimed at students who:
Have an interest in lens-based media
Would like to progress onto the ABC Art Foundation Course at JLC
Are interested in working creatively with 35mm black and white film, digital capture and image editing/manipulation
Are interested in understanding and analysing contemporary images
Would like to progress in a career in commercial photography, photojournalism, portrait photography, film and television or teaching
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
How to use a 35mm manual SLR camera
Black and white photography skills
How to support your ideas through image analysis and evaluation
Critical understanding of photography and its uses
How to mount and present your images
Practical work where students build upon their previous experience
The use of colour photography and digital imaging
WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU DEVELOP?
Attention to detail
Digital design packages: Photoshop & Illustrator
Promotional and business skills