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Art and Photography A Level - Level 3

Overview

An A Level in art and photography is designed for developing your style and talents while learning a range of fine art and photographic techniques and approaches. 

It will allow you the opportunity to develop your creative skills while learning new techniques and approaches within photography and art and design. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences in the areas of fine art and photography that explore a range of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional media, and processes and techniques. You will also explore both traditional and new media.

What does it combine with?


Start dates and fees

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September 20241974Apply online

What will I study?

This course will cover a wide variety of media, allowing you the opportunity to develop your creative skills while learning new techniques and approaches within photography and art and design.

You will be introduced to a variety of experiences in the areas of fine
art and photography that explore a range of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional media, processes and techniques.

You will explore both traditional and new media.


Entry requirements

You will need a total of five GCSEs including:

  • Four at grade 4 or above (including English Language and maths)
  • One at grade 5 or above in an art related subject*

*A design related subject would also be considered providing a strong portfolio is presented.


Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How long is the course?

2 years.


How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed primarily by examination scheduled for May/June with some additional coursework assessment.


What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued as an art officer, artist, art director, animator, architect and more.


What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level in photography, fine art or a related subject.

Careers are often pursued as an art officer, artist, art director, animator, architect and more.


Career opportunities


How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses you have chosen as well as any alternatives you may be considering.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your course choices.

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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