Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Fashion Photography

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Course summary

Bring your unique style and photographic vision to the world of editorial fashion with Solent’s fashion photography degree. You’ll learn technical photography skills and develop your knowledge using our industry-standard photography, make-up and styling studios. You'll also gain an in-depth knowledge of fashion industry practices and the day-to-day operation of fashion businesses. On this creative degree, you will be supported to develop practical photography skills while studying fashion and photography theory. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through our in-house creative agency, Solent Creatives, and recent students have also been involved with the University organised Southampton Fashion Week. Throughout your studies you will have access to a range of professional photography facilities to hone your skills, including nine photography studios (including a specialist Infinity Cove), make-up studios, Mac suites and digital reprographics rooms for high quality professional prints. The University holds many links with industry professionals, enabling you to benefit from a range of guest lectures and work experience opportunities. Recent students have enjoyed work placements at companies such as Topman, Fat Face, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and Good Fibres. The course places a strong emphasis on equipping you with the skills and knowledge required by employers. Reflecting this, previous graduates have gone on to work at renowned fashion companies like Karen Millen, Marks and Spencer, Coast and the London School of Modelling in roles such as creative media photographer, fashion stylist, visual stylist, production coordinator, model scout and booker. Solent is one of the few universities in the UK that combine the disciplines of fashion, photography, fashion film and multi-media production into a full degree qualification. What does this course lead to? Through the industry-focused skills and knowledge gained on this course, you could find yourself working in an exciting and varied range of creative roles, including fashion, editorial, advertising, production and post-production, digital imaging, video editing, art direction, and picture editing. Who is this course for? Solent’s Fashion Photography programme focuses on giving you a specialist skillset and thorough understanding of the industry, while allowing you to explore and develop your creative practice. Applicants will be required to supply a variety of work in a digital portfolio, including sketchbook or supporting material, photography tests and examples, through to written work (essays).

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Crafting the Image Style Cultures The Style File Capturing Beauty Editorial Fashion Reading Pictures YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Designer Focus The Art of Fashion Photography in Theory and Practice The Fashion Story The Fashion Frame Visual Communication YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Major Project Proposal Final Major Project Professional Perspectives Work Based Learning YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Photography Practice Dissertation Dissertation

Assessment method

This course is assessed through practical and creative projects, visual reports, and portfolio, written reports and essays.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FPH1
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

You will be required to submit an electronic portfolio.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
79%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13800 Year 1
International £13800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Fashion Photography at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS