Gain exposure to the captivating photographic industry with this degree. You will study a range of photographic techniques and disciplines such as documentary, fashion, portraiture, fine art and commercial, allowing you to create independent briefs. Benefit from guest talks, practical projects and work-based learning to develop into a versatile photographer. Pursue a personal specialism and build a career in photography with our foundation degree programme. You will gain the technical knowledge of how to use a variety of cameras and how to make the most out of available and studio lighting. Practical learning is underpinned by photographic historical and contextual understanding. You will explore multiple aspects of photography, ranging from refining your ideas and concepts, to working in the industry. You will develop your creative vision and produce a professional portfolio capturing your talent. You will also visit art and photography festivals such as Liverpool Look Festival and Derby Format Festival. We emphasise work-related learning so you’ll experience guest lecturers from industry speakers such as Tom Martin, Ian Beesley and Murat Özkasim. We also encourage international residential visits to engage with the international creative industry.
The modules you will study are designed to give you a grounding in photographic skill, processes, ideas and concepts. This is underpinned by academic, historical and contextual modules, with a focus on work related learning. Level 4 (Year 1) Introduction to the Photographic Industry (20 Credits) Photographic Discourse (20 Credits) Photographic Practice Ideas, Processes and Concepts (20 Credits) Photographic Practice Portfolio (20 Credits) Photographic Production Skills (20 Credits) Professional Development (20 Credits) Level 5 (Year 2) Collaborative Project (20 Credits) Contextualising Photography (20 Credits) Contextualising Your Photographic Practice (20 Credits) Extended Photographic Project (40 Credits) Working in the Photographic Industry (20 Credits)
You will be assessed in a variety of modes. This will vary depending on the style of module, you will be expected to undertake written work in the form of blogs, workbooks and essays. Presentations and portfolio reviews, along with practical submissions.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, ut who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7950||Year 1|
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