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Course summary

Define a new era of contemporary photography. We’re nurturing the next generation of photography pioneers. With access to industry-standard facilities, practicing lecturers, industry masterclasses and cross-discipline collaborations, you’ll develop the technical prowess, critical understanding and professional insights to build an exceptional portfolio of original work. You will: Explore and develop your ideas through workshop-based teaching, with sessions in our Learning Hub, around the campus and beyond Have access to professional-standard photography facilities, including studios and darkrooms, and a range of digital and analogue cameras Experiment with and question the role photography plays in our society and culture Develop valuable skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, negotiation and collaboration, alongside project management Engage in creative collaborations and work experience with industry professionals and organisations, building your professionalism and expertise in creative enterprise Shape your practice by working with tutors who are practising artists, photographers, curators, writers and thinkers Exhibit your work throughout the Photography degree, gaining feedback along the way and testing new ways to engage audiences

Modules

Across the duration of the course, you’ll build a self-directed practice that defines your unique way of representing the world. You’ll gain a wide range of technical skills utilising specialist equipment and processes from analogue to digital, studio to location, camera to print. Underpinning your practice will be a grounding in the history, theory, professional contexts and working practices of photography. Year one Year one will give you a firm foundation in photographic processes and techniques as well as the critical and cultural contexts of the discipline. From day one, you’ll be encouraged to take ownership of your learning journey and engage with opportunities to embed yourself in our supportive creative community. Modules Foundation Process Agency Progress Approaches Action Year two You’ll engage with a wide range of genres and possible applications of your work, exploring the critical and professional constraints of audience engagement and perception. You’ll also develop a deeper critical understanding of how photography operates in the world. Modules Commitment Engagement Situation Collaboration Experimentation Context Year three In the final year, you’ll focus on your future aspirations and ambitions and how you can work towards achieving them. At the end of the year, you’ll have a complete body of work that represents your unique perspective as a creative practitioner along with the professional tools to launch yourself into the creative industries. Modules Investigation Development Fulfilment Ambition 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.

Assessment method

100% of your assessment will be coursework, with no formal examinations. Assessment methods Portfolios Projects Exhibitions Journals Presentations Essays


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W640
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Penryn Campus
Campus code:
P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A 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

English language support at Falmouth

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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Fees and funding

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Photography at Falmouth University - UCAS