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University Centre Farnborough

Photography

UCAS Code: 7Q4B

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Photography

Are you looking to establish your photography skills, career and style? If so, this programme could kick-start your journey into the exciting and fast-paced world of photography. You will have access to our photography studio, digital post production facilities and will learn from experienced practicing lecturers. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.

• Taught over two full days per week, the course gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitments
• Recent gallery trips have included Paris Photo (Paris), Foam (Amsterdam), Bauhaus (Berlin) and Fotomuseum (Antwerp).
• This degree could lead to careers in photography areas as diverse as advertising, editorial, fashion, fine art, PR and documentary filmmaking
• Guest speakers have included documentary photographer Mark Neville, fine art photographer Claire Strand and editorial photographer Daniel Stier
• During your photography degree, you will be working with small to large format cameras, studio lighting, digital post-production suites, Adobe software, traditional darkroom facilities and much more

Photography is an ideal subject if you are interested in working on creative, expansive and challenging projects while developing your technical skills and creative style. You will have opportunities to exhibit your work, as well as time to produce an individual portfolio, to secure your place in the creative industries.

At Farnborough, we provide instruction, demonstration, guidance and personal tuition in the practical application of photography. The programme incorporates commercially driven aspects of the photographic industry with an artistic and analytical approach. Included are technical seminars, workshops and demonstrations in practical application and theory. The core modules enable you to pursue specific pathways to suit your individual needs and aspirations.

**WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?**
This course is perfect if you have an interest in photography and other creative areas, and would like to pursue further study to enhance your current qualifications or kick-start a new career path. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course; be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course in its second or third year following relevant qualifications and/or experience in the workplace.

**WHAT WILL I STUDY?**
The course consists of three years of study. The first year focuses on technical theory and practice as well as critical theory. The second year takes a more self-directed focus, allowing you to develop a specific style and approach. The third year sees the development of key skills and applications developed in previous two years with an aim to specialise and hone professional practices, culminating with a final exhibition and the production of your portfolio.

Modules

Year 1
• Photographic Languages
• Photographic Application
• Photography: Key Debates
• Academic Skills
• Image Dissemination
• Narrative Form and Function
• Conceptual Image
• Digital Image Techniques
Year 2
• The Digital Platform
• Strategies and Investigation
• Fashion Interactions
• Self-Devised Professional Brief
• Cultural Impact
• Industrial Placement
• Advertising
Year 3
• Research Methods
• Final Major Project
• Creative and Professional Futures
• Contemporary Photography
• Dissertation

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes portfolio of practical work, production report, assessed coursework/assignments, formal assessment, formal examination, practical demonstrations, project reports and presentations.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
You will be taught through class-led technical and theoretical study. During each module you will produce a visual response to a set brief that is backed up with written research and evaluation. As the course progresses, greater emphasis is placed on you to build an independent visual language whilst at the same time placing a context to work produced.

Being taught over two full days per week, the course also gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitments.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
International
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Farnborough

Department:

Media and Creative Arts

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