Make visible what may not have been seen
Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies.
You will study:
Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
- landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
- still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)
- documentary photography, photojournalism
- fashion photography
- experimental imagery
Students will be expected to demonstrate skills, as defined in overarching knowledge, understanding and skills, in the context of their chosen area(s) of Photography.
Students will be required to demonstrate skills in all of the following:
- the ability to explore elements of visual language, line, form, colour, pattern and texture in the context of Photography
- awareness of intended audience or purpose for their chosen area(s) of Photography
- the ability to respond to an issue, theme, concept or idea, or work to a brief or answer a need in Photography
- appreciation of viewpoint, composition, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and movement
- appropriate use of the camera, film, lenses, filters and lighting for work in their chosen area(s) of Photography
- understanding of techniques related to the production of photographic images and, where appropriate, presentation and layout.
Component 1 Personal investigation: 60%
Students are required to conduct a practical investigation, into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material.
Component 2 Externally set assignment: 40%
Separate question papers will be provided for each title. Each question paper will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. In the 15 hours exam students must produce a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes, informed by their preparatory work.
To be successful on the course, you will need to have an interest in photography and in the world around you and be able to work independently and with enthusiasm. You should also enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions