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Photographically explore and reflect our societies. From undertaking live commissions to publishing projects, this unique course is for students passionate about storytelling and aspiring to a career in fashion imagery.
You’ll work on location and in the studio on the production and post-production of analogue and digital images and fashion films. Immersed in the real world, you’ll work in teams and build relationships with industry professionals. Approaching fashion imagery critically and experimentally, you’ll explore modern techniques like 3D scanning, software algorithms, photogrammetry and projection mapping. You’ll also get the chance to explore disciplines like performance, installation and digital. And our strong professional ties mean you’ll have opportunities to take on industry experiences and client-based collaborations.
You’ll combine creativity with technology, developing your skills, confidence and imagination. Working across film, photography and animation, 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 photographs for clients and our gallery, and create web-based work, fashion fanzines and designer look-books.
You’ll get a feel for industry life by working as a fashion photographer in a team, and exploring the industry’s analytical, creative and technical aspects both in the studio and on location. Learning the history and theories behind the industry, you’ll explore the fashion styles of historical subcultures, develop high-end retouching techniques, and learn how iconic fashion image makers use handmade publications to narrate powerful stories.
There’ll also be opportunities to create a zine with industry professionals like Clive Crook, founding art director of ELLE magazine UK, and interview other big names like Rankin, Tim Walker, Nick Knight, David Bailey and Mary Katrantzou. You’ll also have the chance to listen to legendary industry speakers, go on study trips during London Fashion Week, and collaborate with a range of creative disciplines within the Fashion & Textiles Institute.
Subcultures and Styles
Handbook to Industry
The Body and Ethics
By studying experimental fashion, film, animation and photo manipulation, you’ll explore the impact of new media on the fashion communication industry. You’ll also have the chance to build your critical understanding of contemporary theory and research methodologies. And by discussing and experimenting, you’ll explore light, colour, tone, composition and form, as well as histories and theories, as you create a professional portfolio.
Real-world experience comes from live project collaborations with industry brands and clients, a live brief exploring fashion filmmaking, photography or animation, and an optional study trip to an international fashion centre. You’ll also have the chance to build your professional network and take on an overseas placement.
Advancing Professional Skill-Sets
Advancing Theories for Practice
You’ll have the chance to collaborate with internationally renowned names like Baron Magazine, Nowness and Labrum. You’ll work with clients on professional briefs, and build networks and relationships to help you launch your career.
We’ll encourage you to look into publishing your work as you define and complete a final major project, and help you develop a professional identity by exploring critical reflection and self-awareness.
Finally, you’ll get the chance to attend a series of masterclasses run by leading practitioners like Shonagh Marshall, Derek Ridgers, Hannah Moon, Steffi Klenz and Melinda Gibson.
The Client Brief
Research into Practice
Final Major Project
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.
Continuous assessment of visual, verbal and written assignments.
Portfolio submissions, support work and online presence.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Penryn Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.|
|A level||We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Access to HE Diploma||60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.|
|Scottish Higher||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|AS||We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Extended Project||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications|
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 Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements, or have a recognised language test approved and vouched for by the University. 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
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening|
|PTE Academic||55.0||A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.|
|Trinity ISE||A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.|
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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|