Photography: Film & Moving Image

A Level

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

Course Summary

A level Photography: Film & Moving Image is an established course for students interested in the creative possibilities of film and animation. The course allows students to work in a very practical way and you will develop skills and an understanding of DSLR camera techniques in film, animation and photography, formal elements, editing, pre-production, production and post-production in film and animation making.

At the beginning of your studies, you will be introduced to varied skills through workshops to build up professional skills. An exciting and diverse course which combines well with most Art, Film and Media subjects to prepare you for university and employment in the fast-growing creative and film industries but also compliments a wide range of subjects like IT, Drama, Music and English.

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



  • Filming Techniques
  • Photography Techniques
  • Animation Techniques
  • DLSR Skills
  • Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects
  • Chroma Key
  • Story-Telling
  • Documentary
  • Critical and Creative Analysis
  • Professional Practice
  • Website Building

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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