overview• The AS and A2 courses are carefully designed to introduce you to the crea6ve art of photography. • You will produce a por<olio of work using both tradi6onal and digital technology with innova6on. • You will be guided and supported to develop your own ideas and gain conﬁdence in communica6ng complex meanings, moods and messages visually and in your wri6ng.
TERM ONEUNIT 1 Introduc6on to the darkroom Introduc6on to SLR Film Camera Introduc6on to digital manipula6on Mystery and Imagina6on assignments 1 and 2 The majority of your coursework completed
TERM TWOCOMPLETE UNIT 1 Create ﬁnal outcomes for coursework UNIT 2 Externally set themed assignment 8 weeks preparatory work 8 hour 6med test Darkroom, ﬁlm, digital, anima6on, video all possible.
TERM 3Complete UNIT 2 Exhibi6on prepara6on, marke6ng and website development Beginning of A2 course
WHAT WILL I DO IN MY LESSONS?• esearch themes R• ork in groups W• ork individually W• ake photographs T• earn about camera ltechniques • iscuss photographs D• rite about my work W• nalyse the work of others A• xperiment with image Emanipula6on • enerate ideas G• atch presenta6ons W• ake presenta6ons M• rint photographs in the Pdarkroom • rocess ﬁlm P• dit my photographs E• nd more, much more… A
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?An SLR 35mm Film camera. ESSENTIAL A Digital SLR camera. DESIRABLE A tripod. DESIRABLE Large memory s6ck or portable hard drive for digital storage. ESSENTIAL WHAT OTHER COSTS ARE INVOLVED? Photographic paper box of 100 sheets per term Film x 4 per term Digital prin6ng and paper Sketchbook x2 per year Moun6ng materials Op6onal trips to galleries
I HAVEN’T STUDIED PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE, DOES IT MATTER?• o, we will teach you Nfrom scratch. • ou need to have the Yqualiﬁca6ons necessary to study A levels • ou do have to be Yhardworking; interested in the visual world; percep6ve, crea6ve and technically minded however!
IS THERE MUCH WRITING IN THIS COURSE?• es, this is an A level course Yso you are expected to be an analy6cal and cri6cal thinker and able to express those thoughts and opinions in wri6ng. • ou will be taught how to Ywrite analyses of photographs and how to evaluate your own work. You might need to ask for help par6cularly if you have organisa6onal or leaning diﬃcul6es. There is support available for you. • here is no wri^en exam, Tyou are mostly assessed on your photographic work and how you have developed and communicated ideas.
HOW MUCH HOMEWORK WILL I HAVE?• ou are expected to work Yconsistently hard for Photography. • ll your work ‘counts’ towards Athe ﬁnal grade • ou can expect to be set up to 5 Yhours of work to complete in your own 6me each and every week. • ou will need to access the Yfacili6es outside of lesson-‐6me and maybe aber college.
HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?• ou will be assessed by your Yteacher against the criteria set by the exam board Edexcel. A moderator then comes in to check the teacher’s marks against na6onal standards. • very assignment is marked Eagainst these 4 broad criteria. DEVELOP ideas; EXPERIMENT with techniques; RECORD observa6ons; REALISE inten6ons. • he ﬁnal piece is only worth T25% of the marks for each project. Its all about the journey rather than the des6na6on. • nit 1 is worth 60% of the AS Ugrade. • nit 2 is worth 40% of the AS Ugrade.
WHAT CAREERS DOES THIS PREPARE ME FOR?• his is an A level course so it is not a Tdirect training course for a job as a Photographer. It prepares you to go on to further or higher educa6on or training/ appren6ceship. • ou will be qualiﬁed to apply for YPhotography related Degree courses at university • elated careers include: RPress photographer Adver6sing photographer Fashion photographer Graphic designer Art director Journalist Film-‐maker Cinematographer Web designer Ar6st
WILL I GET TO GO ON TRIPS?• es. Every term we will go on Yat least one educa6onal visit to galleries, museums or events; we will arrange for you to meet crea6ve professionals and see them at work. • e will go out of the Wclassroom to shoot images regularly and you will be encouraged to seek out interes6ng loca6ons yourself. • e aim to also organise an Winterna6onal residen6al trip perhaps to Paris, Florence, New York or Venice.
What camera will I need? • You will need your own • Later in the course you 35MM Film SLR camera could save up to buy a for this course. Buy it second hand (or new) second hand for approx Digital 35mm SLR camera £30 to £50. • It must have a Manual • It must have a working in-‐ senng as well as auto built light meter senngs. • It must allow you to • There are costs involved control it fully manually throughout the course for (changing both shu^er ﬁlms, photo paper, digital speeds and apertures prin6ng paper, folders, yourself) even if it also sketchbooks and has auto senngs. moun6ng materials.
HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THIS COURSE?• o to photography or art exhibi6ons locally or further aﬁeld. Tate galleries; Na6onal GPortrait Gallery; Hayward Gallery in London have photography exhibi6ons. Bristol’s city museum and art gallery or the Arnolﬁni; Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery or Fashion Museum host great exhibi6ons and events a li^le closer to home. And don’t forget to check out whats on at the Brewhouse in Taunton. • ead Black and White Photography Monthly magazine; Dazed and Confused Rmagazine; 1000words online magazine. • ead some Photography books such as A World History of Photography; 20th RCentury Photography; A Cultural History of Photography; or Art Photography Now. • tart to make some decisions about what makes a good photograph S• ake some photographs on a theme and begin to get feedback on them by senng Tup a ﬂickr site or a blog. Be careful with your personal informa6on online and think about what privacy senngs you want. • hemes to get you started: reﬂec6ons; corners; shadows; movement; freckles; Tworking hands; a day in the life of…; ﬁnding le^ers in the environment; texture; primary colours. . .
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