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Fashion Photography

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

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.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

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A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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 minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Photography

Develop your unique artistic voice and springboard into the industry as an innovative fashion photographer. You’ll become a networked fashion image-maker, teaming up with students from across the Fashion & Textiles Institute and pitching to a selection of top international clients.

You'll learn how to create dynamic photography and moving image using alternative new media digital processes. You'll also have access to some of the most innovative equipment, including eight industry-sized studios, dark rooms, post- production suites and an incredibly well- equipped photography resource centre.

You will:

Showcase your work to industry-leading clients.
Attend guest lectures and have access to world-leading practitioners such as Shonagh Marshall, Matthew Holroyd, Joseph Delaney, Ewen Spencer and Derek Ridgers.
Have the opportunity to work with leading names in fashion like Baron, Element, Nowness, River Island and SHOWstudio.
Pitch your projects to industry experts and work on live briefs set by international partners.
Have access to some of the UK's leading photographic facilities, studios and workspaces.
Learn from a renowned course team, who are internationally published with publications that include; The Face, iD, Arena, Beauty Papers, Re-Edition and Vogue Homme.

Modules

On this fashion photography course, 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.

Year one
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.

Modules
Subcultures and Styles
Handbook to Industry
The Body and Ethics
The Edit

Year two
By studying experimental fashion film, animation and photo manipulation, you'll explore the impact of new media on the fashion communications 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 and photography, and an optional study trip. You'll also have the chance to build your professional network, working with brands such as Element, Griffin and Ted Baker. Guest lecturers include Matt Damsell (Ted Baker), Tom Alexander (SHOWStudio), Creative Director, Harris Elliott and Jonathan Hempstead (HempsteadMaye).

Modules
Fashion Film
Advancing Professional Skill-Sets
Fashion Image
Theories of Culture

Year three
In the final year of your Fashion Photography degree, you'll have the chance to collaborate with internationally renowned names like Baron Magazine, Nowness and Shonagh Marshall. 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, give you a "careers boot camp" and help you develop a professional identity with the opportunity to be part of an industry-facing end-of-year showcase event.

You'll get the chance to attend a series of masterclasses run by leading photographers such as Ewen Spenser, Derek Ridgers, JoyceNG and Danny Treacy. Photographers' agent Claudio Napolitano (Today Management), Curator Karen McQuaid (Photographer's Gallery), and artists Steffi Klenz and Melinda Gibson will also contribute to your preparation for industry.

Modules
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.

Assessment methods

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

The Uni


Course location:

Penryn Campus

Department:

The Fashion and Textiles Institute

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
high
Photography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,597
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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