Photography: Film & Moving Image

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Photography: Film & Moving Image – OCR

Course Summary

A Level Photography (Film & Moving Image) is a well-established course for students interested in the creative industry and the possibilities of film and animation. The course allows students to work in a very practical way whilst developing skills and understanding required to produce their own professional
outcomes and a portfolio.

At the beginning of their studies, they will be introduced to a variety of techniques through workshops to build up a broad range of skills, before embarking on personal projects that give them the freedom to explore their individual style of filmmaking. This course will build confidence in written and
practical work to prepare them for university and employment.

Entry Requirements

  • Studying Art and/or Design at GCSE is advantageous but not essential
  • Access to your own Digital SLR Camera with HD Movie Mode, lens and tripod is required


This course has a mixture of:

  • 60% Personal Investigation
  • 40% Externally-Set Practical Assignment



  • DSLR Filming Skills
  • DSLR Photography Skills
  • Variety of film and animation workshops
  • Premiere Pro Skills
  • Basic Photoshop Skills
  • Personal Project Development
  • Typography
  • Introduction to Written Analysis
  • Understanding Genre and Cinemaphotography
  • Exploration of Sound and Music
  • Personal Investigation Project Development
  • Developing your personal film style
  • Using critical analysis to support practical work
  • Developing cinematography, editing & sound
  • Preparing for higher education and employment
  • Creating a Showreel and Website for Self Promotion
  • End of year show and portfolio presentation

Why choose this course?

  • First-class facilities, including dedicated art & photography studios
  • Passionate teaching staff, who are artists in their own right
  • Access to the full Adobe Design Suite on all College computers
  • Exceptional results above the national average
  • Support in building a portfolio and film reel for interviews
  • Guidance towards film competitions and film festivals
  • Opportunity to continue this subject with our post-A Level UAL accredited Art Foundation Course

Where might it lead?

The combination of practical and theoretical skills means this course leads to a range of options in further study and employment. Students often choose our one-year Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and then progress onto University subjects such as Film Production, Photography, Animation or Media Studies.

Destinations are diverse and there may also be opportunities within areas such as Camera Person, Director, Broadcast Journalism and Wildlife Documentaries or Screenwriting.


Amy Harding

"The college has a really welcoming and friendly atmosphere both in and out of lessons which makes studying and socialising in the college enjoyable."

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