The Northern School of Art has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This commercial photography degree is based on bringing together creativity and practical skills intended to prepare you for employment in the creative imaging industry. We provide superb facilities and practicing industry-experienced staff for an exceptional learning experience. You will explore the technical and creative skills you need to become a successful practitioner in the commercial photography industry - fulfilling commercial and client briefs on time and within budget - whilst producing stunning high-quality commercial images using film or digital photography. All students become members of the Association of Photographers (AOP) and have the opportunity to become a Phase One Certified Professional. Throughout the programme, you will have access to Canon, Sony, Hasselblad, Phase One cameras and a range of industry-standard photographic equipment. You will also have access to a fully equipped professional studio that is designed to prepare you for work. During the final year, you’re given the opportunity to show your portfolio to a range of visiting professionals.
First Year: • Digital Photography and Workflow • Commercial Lighting • Introduction to Critical Thinking • Digital Enhancement and Retouching • Genres in a Commercial Context Second Year • Fashion Photography • Advertising and Product Photography • Critical Thinking and Contemporary Photography • Advanced Enhancement and Retouching • Negotiated Project Final Year • Project Research and Preparation • Dissertation/Report • Final Major Project • Final Show and Portfolio
In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||The Northern School of Art|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We do not currently accept students from outside of the EU.
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||UCAS tariff points can be made up of a mixture of Level 3 qualifications.|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Pass Foundation Diploma|
Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile. If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview. Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate. It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|