Photography - AS

L3 Level 3
Part Time
2 September 2019 — 22 May 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

On this one-year AS level Photography course students will gain a general introduction to digital photography and image software. 

Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, throughout the course pupils will also build and develop a portfolio of images. 

What you will study

Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio

This is a general introduction into the area of photography in the arts. It aims to equip you with the ability to take great photographs and express your ideas visually. You will learn to use digital cameras and to confidently use computer manipulation software to produce lens-based imagery. You will also gain insight into the historical and theoretical aspects of the subject, and develop a thorough understanding of composition, style and use of visual language in photography. 

Assessment:

Group critique sessions.
Submission of a research workbook and final images.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment

The emphasis of this unit will be the development of visual ideas, based on themes set by the exam board. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of techniques and materials to produce creative and original photographs. All practical work is supported by the production of a research workbook which charts the ways your ideas have developed, shows why you may have chosen specific materials and how each shoot has contributed to your final response. 

Assessment:

This unit incorporates a 5 hour supervised practical assessment.
Group critique sessions.
Submission of a research workbook and final images.

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £60.00

Course Fee: £460.00

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English Language and Maths.
  • Interview.

Individual subjects may require higher grades. 
Mature learners without these qualifications may be accepted after an interview with the subject tutor.

Course times

17:45 - 20:45 on Thursdays 

Teaching and assessment

Practical assessments and coursework

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
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  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

22 May 2020

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

ASCC3E06
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Art and Design

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