Art and Design (Photography) at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS

Course summary

If it’s your dream to work in the photography industry and build a career as a photographer, at Blackpool School of Arts, we are creating ways to make our higher education qualifications even more accessible. We know that not everyone can commit to three years of study and with this in mind, we're introducing a staged approach. This enables you to study a year at a time, starting with an HNC (Level 4), moving to an HND (Level 5) and finally finishing with a BA (Hons) Top-up programme (Level 6), which will arrive in 2024/2025. You can complete the entire programme in three years or stop at the end of any year, take a break, then pick up again where you left off. This new approach means that on the completion of each year of the programme, you will receive a formal, industry recognised qualification. This Art & Design lens-based programme represents a fresh approach to Higher Education at Blackpool School of Arts. The first year of the programme (HNC, L4) covers all aspects of the lens-based arts, with core skills being developed and refined across the lens-based industry giving you a broad and comprehensive experience. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen pathway where you will learn the specialist skills to reach your career goals. You will work with peers from a range of creative backgrounds and with a range of career aspirations, collaborating and working together, as in the industry, whilst also specialising in key areas for your chosen career pathway. This will develop the industry skills you need to enable you to progress to the second year of the programme (HND, L5), where you will specialise further in your pathway. From 2024/2025, and subject to validation, applicants will be able to progress to a full BA (Hons) top-up programme in the and achieve a full bachelor's degree here at Blackpool School of Arts. These programmes have been developed in Blackpool by creative industry experts and in line with the needs of local and national industries to ensure you are able to gain the skills necessary to reach your goal of a career in the creative industries. The HNC and HND create the opportunity to upskill or re-skill and enter the industry at a variety of levels and in a range roles.


Modules at level 4 Module Title Code Credits Optional? Professional Development VA4MD064 15 No Contextual Studies VA4MD065 15 No Individual Project VA4MD066 15 No Techniques and Processes VA4MD067 15 No Communication in Art and Design VA4MD068 15 No Lighting for Photography VA4MD087 15 No Photographic Practices VA4MD088 15 No Location Photography VA4MD089 15 No

Assessment method

Assessment Method Level 4 Coursework 100%

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Diploma Art & Design is also acceptable as well as international equivalents of the above qualifications. Anyone who can demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge can also be considered on an individual basis. Recognised prior learning may also be considered in accordance with the awarding body’s regulations. If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve an IELTS score of at least 5.5.

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English language requirements

Grade 4/C in both GCSE Maths and English, or L2 equivalent

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1

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Art and Design (Photography) at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS