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Fashion Photography (including foundation year)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You will be required to have English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

32

At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma).

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Photography

**Why study this course?**

Our Fashion Photography (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio of work and gain the necessary skills to begin an undergraduate degree at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

It's the ideal choice if you’d like to study photography but don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year degree or would like to polish your skills before embarking on more rigorous study. On graduation you’ll be awarded the same title as students on the three-year degree.

**More about this course**

Our Fashion Photography (including foundation year) BA (Hons) employs an imaginative approach to teaching to help you explore your potential within different creative practices and guides you towards establishing your own creative direction. You’ll end the year with a portfolio of high-quality work, which will evidence all of your newly acquired skills and your growth as a creative practitioner.

Our foundation year (Year 0) will incorporate all the art, design, photography and architecture disciplines at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, so it will be shared with students studying other disciplines at the School. The shared curriculum will incorporate a range of short-term and long-term projects, during which you’ll gain a range of practical skills such as observational drawing, creative drawing, conceptual modeling, practical making, performance, colour, collage, curating and exhibiting. These techniques and creative practices will be framed in historical, contemporary and cultural discourse, allowing you to engage intellectually and help you develop into an informed and socially-engaged practitioner.

During the subsequent three-years of your studies, you’ll begin to focus on the discipline of fashion photography and you'll be joined by students who are in Year 1 of the standard degree. For further details about the content you’ll study following the foundation year, visit our Fashion Photography BA (Hons) page.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you decide that you’d like to change your specialism to a different discipline at London Met's School of Art, Architecture and Design, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Modules

Year 0 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies: Foundation
Formats
Project
Techniques
Year 1 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (Art)
Project Work 1
Techniques: Photography
Visual Intelligence
Year 2 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (Art)
Methods of Enquiry 1
Professional Practice 1: Photography
Project Work 2
Year 3 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art)
Major Project
Methods and Enquiry 2
Professional Practice 2: Fashion Photography

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through practical and written coursework assignments throughout your course. There will be no examination and you’ll receive verbal and written feedback on your work and progress.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£17,110
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,110
per year
International
£17,110
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£17,110
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

The School of Art, Architecture and Design

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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.

76%
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

70%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
37%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

Creative arts and design

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£17k

£17k

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

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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