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Course summary

Develop your creative voice and springboard into the industry as an innovative professional. Learn to challenge conventional conceptions of fashion image making on this Fashion Photography course. You'll investigate the complex relationships between fashion, storytelling, ethics, diversity, social position and body image. Taking this new-found understanding into practice, you’ll be encouraged to engage with both traditional and experimental methods of fashion image making including film photography, moving image, VR, 3D modelling and photogrammetry. You will: Harness critical theory, creativity and technology to graduate as a skilled, confident and original fashion photographer Attend guest lectures by world-leading practitioners, which have included Amy Gwatkin, Ben Weller, Ewen Spencer, Kyanisha Morgan and Matthew Holroyd Pitch your projects to industry experts and work on live briefs set by renowned industry contributors. Students have previously worked with Baron, Element, Wella, River Island and SHOWstudio Explore studio and location fashion photography practices, with access to specialist photographic facilities as well as cutting-edge equipment from across the University Learn from an industry connected course team, who are internationally published with titles that include Acne Studios, Beauty Papers, i-D, Re-Edition, The Face and Vogue Hommes. Push the limits of your photography practice by collaborating with students across the University on project briefs

Modules

Want to make visually arresting fashion images that set you apart in this competitive industry? Throughout this course, you’ll harness critical theory, creativity and technology to become a skilled, confident and original image maker. Working across film, photography and immersive technologies, you'll explore studio and location practices, high-end retouching, specialist editing techniques and fashion film. From catwalks to street style, we'll cover all areas of fashion. You'll learn about advertising campaigns, produce fashion imagery for clients, and create web-based work, fashion fanzines and designer lookbooks. Year one Working with key themes surrounding fashion image making, you’ll gain the skills and contextual knowledge needed to start making strong, competent productions. You'll develop the foundations for research methodologies, collaborative practices and professional etiquette, working towards an ethical practice. You’ll also begin to build your fashion networks and community through specific modules with fashion stylists. Modules Subcultures and Styles Belonging The Body and Ethics The Edit Year two In the second year, you’ll be supported to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects that are backed by critical theory and intellectual enquiry. Through visual practice modules, you’ll engage in alternative forms of image making that test and blur the traditional limits of fashion photography and filmmaking. You'll also start developing the professional skills you’ll need to build a successful career in the creative industries – including collaboration and exploring the relevant distribution channels for your practice. Modules Fashion Film The Commercial Image Theories Fashion Image Collaboration Year three Your final year is all about preparing for your transition from student to industry professional. Working towards the submission of a dissertation (or equivalent) and Final Major Project, you’ll further develop your unique vision as you work with selected global clients on professional briefs, building relationships with casting directors, location scouts, stylists, and creative directors. Modules The Client Brief Investigations Final Major Project Professional Futures, Industry Ambitions 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

Continuous assessment of visual, verbal and written assignments. Portfolio submissions, support work and online presence. Final-year portfolio.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W641
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
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Fashion Photography at Falmouth University - UCAS