On this fast-paced degree, you’ll learn to use the power of photography to communicate with a global audience – to tell stories, expose truths, prompt emotion or provoke action via the news and media. Supported by our internationally renowned academic team and industry partners, you’ll learn to shoot with a clear sense of purpose while gaining industry expertise and professional insight. Working in long- form documentary photography, news, sport and fashion, as well as immersive multimedia narrative, you’ll acquire the skills you need to tell important stories in fresh and engaging ways. You will: Work like a professional photographer from the start, while gaining valuable industry insight and technical know-how Have full access to our state-of-the-art educational photographic facility, which includes the latest camera equipment, studios and post-production technology Benefit from a programme of visiting lecturers and industry mentors Enjoy opportunities for local, national and international work placements Have the opportunity to take part in local and international study trips, to places including London and New York Develop essential skills in creative problem solving and collaboration, and an understanding of photographic law, ethics and human rights
From day one, you’ll work as a photographer in the field and the studio, acquiring the essential skills of visual storytelling. Year one From photography’s history and theories to essential technical and creative skills, this photojournalism course will teach you what lies behind the everyday practice of photographers and publications. You’ll study practical modules, communication and copyright, and magazine and layout production. Modules Elements of Photographic Narrative Professional Practice Histories, Theories, Practices and Contexts of Editorial Photography and Visual Storytelling Photographic Narrative in Context Critical approaches to Press & Editorial Photography Year two We’ll explore theoretical studies alongside ethics, representation and media law. You’ll develop audio and multimedia skills, and promote your work in print, online and at an exhibition in London. We’ll also help you develop your professional network as you complete a work placement and get the opportunity to study abroad Modules Audio Visual & Multimedia Media Law, Ethics & Human Rights Audiences Cultural & Critical Context or News, Editorial and Photojournalism Genre Year three On top of producing a multi-part developmental portfolio and completing your dissertation, you’ll work toward a final major project in a subject area and medium of your choice Modules Developmental portfolio Dissertation Final Portfolio The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
Continuous assessment with no formal examinations. Portfolios, presentations and essays. End of year project and exhibition.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk
If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening|
|Trinity ISE||A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required|
|PTE Academic||55||A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.|
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
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