King George V College


Throughout this two year course, you will embark upon a personal pathway within lens based studies covering disciplines such as documentary photography, portrait photography, editorial photography, fashion photography, fine art photography, animation, and architectural, city and seascape photography. We will also introduce you to the concept of interdisciplinary approaches, working with other art and media students on creative cross college projects. Researching the work of other practitioners, understanding the creative industries and exploring your own portfolio pathway make for an exciting course. All A Level Art courses include a history of art and photography element running through the heart of the course.

Past KGV students have gone on to work in industry via university, apprenticeships or through working as freelance photographers. Recent alumni now work as fashion photographers, website design directors, freelance animators and as commercial freelance photographers.


5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Photography you will need a Grade 4 in an Art based GCSE (excluding Design & Technology). If you do not have GCSE Art you can complete a task set by the Art Department.


Working alongside professional and established photographers will be part of the enrichment experience that you can expect. Alongside this you will be offered a wealth of workshops, international gallery and fashion based trips to New York, Paris and Barcelona, as well as national visits to Manchester, Liverpool and London.


The Art and Design department is located within KGV’s Creative Arts Building. Opened in Summer 2015, this £4 million building project houses specialist facilities for the Creative Arts including two spacious and bright Fine Art studios, two photography studios, a dark room, a textiles studio and multiple mac suites kitted out with the latest editing software. All studios are equipped with everything you’ll need to produce professional creative pieces and are available for Art students to use both inside and outside teaching hours. 


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