Leeds Arts University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course will provide you with the opportunities to engage with diverse and innovative approaches to fashion image- making. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of the lens-based fashion industry, and encourage an experimental, creative approach to produce visually striking photographs and films. Our vibrant and collaborative learning environment will promote the exchange of ideas, and offers ‘hands on’ industry experience in the form of live briefs, publishing and exhibition opportunities, educational trips and commissions. Collaborating with students across the University and with wider creative communities locally, nationally and internationally is supported. Your programme of study is informed by current and emerging industry contexts and practices and you will work with highly skilled practitioners and specialist tutors, responding to exciting projects and briefs that develop your creativity, professionalism, preparation for the work place and offer real-life learning opportunities. The course integrates creative practical projects with analysis of historical, cultural and social contexts of fashion image-making and you will be encouraged to take an experimental and questioning approach to your practice. We invite internationally renowned speakers to give an insight into current industry practices and offer opportunities to engage with external practitioners. In the past our students have been on study visits to Paris, Milan and New York, plus day-trips within the UK.
Year One — You will focus on the development of your creative potential through a range of briefs and tasks that integrate the acquisition of technical skills with ideas and concepts. You will be introduced to fashion image-making practices, gain an understanding of the roles of extended creative teams. You will work in the photographic studio environment and externally in a range of external locations. An introduction to both the ‘still’ and ‘moving’ image as used in a variety of contexts will be explored to raise awareness of the importance of context for image production. Year Two — You will experiment with moving image, and digital technology alongside still photography and experimental and innovative approaches to briefs will be encouraged. Collaboration through the management of creative teams will be an essential requirement and there will be a number of opportunities for this. External links with industry will be developed through employer engagement activities, live briefs and industry-facing projects enabling you to be able to recognise potential progression routes and career pathways within the fashion industry. Year Three — You will continue your practice to build an extensive portfolio, and contribute to the end of year show. You will identify future career paths for progression into industry and prepare an appropriate portfolio of work to enable this. Establishing industry contacts and opportunities for external collaborations/live briefs will enhance the range of opportunities available upon graduation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Our undergraduate minimum requirements are: • 112 UCAS points from any combination of A Levels/ Extended Diploma/ Foundation Diploma. One qualification should be in a relevant subject. • BBC from 3 A Levels. • A minimum of Distinction and 2 Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma or a Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma. • 112 UCAS points from a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3. • All home applicants aged under 21 must have GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. EU applicants must have a recognised equivalent, and international students must have a minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5, with no individual component below 5.5. English You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability. For mature students who are unable to provide formal evidence of an appropriate standard of English, the University may request completion of its own English proficiency test. Foundation Diploma If you’re studying an accredited Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, you’ll need a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. This is collated from the Foundation Diploma plus your A level or Extended Diploma results. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 or above in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Extended Diploma You’ll need a minimum of 1 Distinction and 2 Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma in a relevant subject or an overall Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. A-levels You’ll need 112 tariff points from your A level studies, typical grades required are BBC. One qualification should be in an art and design or related subject. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Access to Higher Education You’ll need to have passed a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3. A combination of pass, merit and distinction to total 112 tariff points. Scottish Higher Leeds Arts University welcomes applicants with the BTEC/Scottish Higher National Certificate (HNC). Please contact the university to confirm the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.