A Level Photography

A Level Photography is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to form a personal enquiry and expression using the selection and manipulation of images. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto Photography or art and design related degrees.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LAPHOTO
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    This course offers you the opportunity to learn the wide breadth of photographic practice and its techniques and processes. The course allows students to extend their knowledge of both the technical and theory side and encourages students to explore new ways of seeing the world.

    You will have the opportunity in year one to develop photographic skills ranging from traditional darkroom to experimental image making, studio, location and digital. In the second year of the course you will build on these skills to produce a portfolio that shows a wide range of high quality coursework produced over the two years, enabling you to have an excellent range of work for both university and industry interviews.

    Runshaw has a dedicated photography studio with a great range of lighting and props and a fully equipped black and white darkroom.

    You will be taught in specialist, purpose built studios and workshops, by teachers who have worked in the industry in a variety of different fields, supported by a subject specialist technician.

    After completing the course you will be able to progress to university to an Art-related degree course or within Runshaw to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design  – for more information visit us at  https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/course/foundation-diploma-art-design-2/.

    Photography students have the opportunity to:

    • go on study visits to galleries and photography festivals in London, Bradford and Liverpool
    • undertake real-life briefs and enter work into competitions
    • create a portfolio of work
    • work with peers to organise a final group exhibition

    You will investigate:

    • alternative processes
    • black and white photography
    • colour photography
    • digital photography
    • location photography
    • studio photography
  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English
    *Please note that A Level Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?
    • 60% internally assessed
    • 40% externally set examination
  • Progression Pathway

    This A Level will enable potential progression to university on to a Photography or Art-related degree course, or a pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Both could lead to an art or design-related career, or an excellent accompaniment for anyone wishing to go into a career within journalism or the television industry.