Photography and Film (with Foundation Year)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
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Course summary

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Photography and Film is an innovative multi-genre programme that combines practice, theory and professionalism, encouraging you to acquire unique approaches to these disciplines. It has been developed for students with a passion for independent photography, film and cinema – poetic, narrative, conceptual and documentary - with an emphasis on digital and analogue imagery. Whether you prefer to work with the still or moving image, you can creatively and conceptually explore film and photography on our inspiring, challenging and rewarding degree. You’ll discover a range of skills such as how the lens can be used creatively as a tool for storytelling and non-linear poetics, specialist and experimental camera techniques, lighting for studio and location work, editing and post-production, to support you on your career path in the creative industries. Led by professionals bridging fine art, documentary and commercial practice you will develop and research your own ideas in relation to project briefs, learning transferable skills needed to work as an imaginative professional. You will generate and produce ideas through location and studio work and be guided in making submissions for international galleries, expositions, festivals, drama, documentary, advertising, music media and other forms of digital imagery and visual effects. There is also the opportunity to study abroad through the Erasmus Scheme in order to secure work and sustain your career. The programme provides excellent professional grounding for future careers in the arts and media, academia or working within a broad range of professional contexts within Key Course Features: •Includes a foundation year to help prepare you for further years of study. •Students have access to an on-site cutting-edge high definition TV studio with green screen, photographic studio as well as analogue facilities with a dedicated dark room. Small group sizes allow for individual support and experimentation with ideas in a creative environment. •Post-production, 3D workshops, media training and computer editing facilities utilising the latest in HD technology and non-linear editing. •Well-equipped computer labs with both Apple and PC based systems loaded with a wide selection of industry-related software. •Teaching team are research-active practitioners enthusiastic about their subject areas. They exhibit their own work both nationally and internationally as well as writing about art and design practice in books and journals. •Opportunities to study abroad or take part in projects with an international dimension. •Be part of our vibrant community of artists and designers where students are encouraged to exhibit their work and to gain knowledge from high profile visiting artists and designers. •1st in Wales and 10th in the UK for overall satisfaction in the area of Cinematics & Photography. (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data).

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Foundation Year) The foundation year will introduce you to the key elements of art and design, including design practice, applied and fine art. You will explore the creative thought process relating to various art and design disciplines, developing your ability to put ideas down on paper quickly. There will be a range of practice assignments which will increase your recognition of strong ideas and original concepts. Modules •Introduction to Art and Design •Introduction to Applied Art •Introduction to Fine Art •Creative Thinking •The Skills You Need •Contextual Studies Year 2 (Level 4) Level 4 experience of the programme initially provides the opportunity to explore the broad base of both Photography & Film. You will examine how artists process ideas through a combination of making and critical evaluation while learning to relate your experiences to those of other photographers and filmmakers. Modules •Contextual studies 1 •Creative Futures 1 •Introductory subject studies •Ideas and concepts •Principles and processes •Media and techniques Year 3 (Level 5) Entering level 5 the modules enable students to consolidate and extend their learning experience. Through more advanced techniques and processes students are challenged to experiment with a variety of media and methods of communication. You have the opportunity to explore the areas of Photography and Film practice you are most interested in within lectures, seminars and workshops led by skilled practitioners working within the field. Building upon an awareness of the possibilities within these contemporary disciplines you may then choose to specialise in one of the established areas of practice or adopt an interdisciplinary approach. Modules •Contextual studies 2 •Creative Futures 2 •Practice in context •Specialist study •Extended Practice Year 4 (Level 6) The final year modules require more critical, analytical and lengthier negotiated studies where students can determine their own career path and have the opportunity to negotiate a year plan which places them with more responsibility over what projects they undertake. This is closely monitored through regular critiques, seminars and tutorials. Modules •Contextual studies 3 •Creative futures 3 •Negotiated studies 1 •Negotiated studies 2 The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment consists of entirely of coursework, from practical portfolio assignments to essays and presentations enabling you develop creatively based upon feedback. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Most modules are taught predominantly through a combination of lectures, seminars, studio instruction and guided self-initiated work. Levels of taught contact are generous and are between 16 hours per week in level 4, 14 hours per week in level 5 and 12 hours per week in level 6. The staff team hold mid-semester assessment monitoring meetings to discuss students progress across programmes, consider how best to support their progress, share good practice, identify problems and take any remedial action that may be necessary before summative assessments. These monitoring meetings also ensure parity and equivalence of assessment across the programmes. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Most modules are taught predominantly through a combination of lectures, seminars, studio instruction and guided self-initiated work. Levels of taught contact are generous and are between 16 hours per week in level 4, 14 hours per week in level 5 and 12 hours per week in level 6. The staff team hold mid-semester assessment monitoring meetings to discuss students progress across programmes, consider how best to support their progress, share good practice, identify problems and take any remedial action that may be necessary before summative assessments. These monitoring meetings also ensure parity and equivalence of assessment across the programmes.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW600
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Photography and Film (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS