A Level Photography (Photography Lens and Lightbased media) *A Level Photography is a strand within WJEC Art and Design. Students will study both digital and analogue photography. The course will encourage students to: • Learn how to operate contemporary digital SLR cameras, as well as traditional analogue cameras to a high Level • Study other photographers working techniques and conceptual practice, using this as a platform for inspiration for students own bodies of work. • Learn the art of post production including analogue printing and digital manipulation in industry standard software including Adobe Photoshop/Master suite and Aperture. • Understanding the history of photography, investigating its full range of genres and movements, and establishing personal interests and passions. • Establish and evaluate what photography/lens/light based media’s role is in todays society? • Presenting your work effectively to communicate your ideas.
At AS Level, this specification focuses on the development of technical and experiential knowledge of using and creating with both analogue and digital cameras. Candidates receive advice and guidance on their working practice in the form of group and one and one critiques and tutorials. They begin to develop critical skills for the analysis of genre and movements of over 100 years of photography. Unit 1 & 2. At A2 Level, students will develop greater specialisation in a particular medium or process; extended development of particular themes, ideas or issues; further theoretical research and increased requirement to demonstrate understanding through integrated practical and written forms and other communication devices; and more rigorous exploration of an inter-disciplinary or multidisciplinary approach. Unit 3 & 4.
After 1 year at AS students will be able to progress onto the full A2 Level given sufficient demand. From here, students could progress into Higher Education or choose to enter the working industry.