This practical degree is affiliated with the Association of Photography and will teach you fundamental technical and studio skills, such as lighting, camera operation, dark room practice and location photography. Developed in consultation with photographers Christine Harding, Mark Taylor and Mike Baster, this degree is focused on commercial photography and ‘capturing a moment’. You will be passionate about the visual world and have strong communication skills, vital on any photo shoot. You will study topics such as composition and the history of photography as well as covering areas of photography including still life, portraiture, food and editorial to help you become a well-rounded photographer. Once you complete this course you may wish to gain further experience and seek employment as a photographer’s assistant. Or you may wish to set up your own business and work on a freelance basis. Some students choose to continue their studies and undertake a relevant Masters degree or PGCE qualification.
Year One: • Professional Practice • Visual Communication • Photographic Studio Practice • History and Theory of Photography • Core Digital Skills. Year Two: • Contemporary Contexts in Photography • Professional and Business Practice • Live Project • Photographic Narrative • Advanced Digital Skills. Year Three: • Specialist Practice Portfolio • Critical Research Project • Final Major Project • Professional Practise Presentation.
Students are taught through: • Lectures • Seminars • Critiques/tutorials • Practical activities • Specialist workshops • Work related learning • Guest speakers. Students are assessed through: • Portfolios • Presentations • Essays • Reports.
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:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Additional entry requirements
Once we have reviewed your application you will be asked to submit a digital PDF portfolio with a minimum of 20 images appropriate to Photography (images with a combination of developmental work and sketchbook pages as well as finished pieces)
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.