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Fashion Photography (Top-up)

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About this course


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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Photography

**Why study this course**

The Fashion Photography BA (Top-up) degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects.

**More about this course**

This is a top-up version of our Fashion Photography BA degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

On this forward-looking Fashion Photography BA undergraduate course you'll develop the creative practice and portfolio needed for a career as a fashion photographer. The degree covers both digital and analogue photography, and is taught at one of the UK’s few art schools equipped with both colour and black-and-white darkroom facilities. You’ll also have the opportunity to find out how fashion photography is linked to moving image and other art forms, as well as putting your own knowledge into practice through collaboration with students on other art-based courses.

We'll introduce you to how the industry works so you can learn about the advantages offered by digital and social media, as well as honing the writing skills you’ll need to create funding proposals, promotional copy and artist statements. You’ll be able to focus your learning on your personal areas of interest and you'll network, discuss and explore ideas while also participating in relevant field trips and workshops.

Within the School, you’ll be supported by our team of experienced tutors, all of whom are active practitioners and regularly showcase their work nationally and internationally.

Alongside regular university exhibitions of your work, which will be open to the public, you’ll be encouraged to exhibit your own work through the local arts groups we work with, including Alternative Arts, Photomonth Festival, Four Corners Film and Photography, London Independent Photographers and the Uncertain States group. You’ll also have access to and the chance to contribute to the East End Photography Archive in our School of Art, Architecture and Design.

As a final year student you'll explore a topic of your choice in depth in your Honours-level dissertation. Our dissertation students all belong to a themed 'dissertation studio' that offers a supportive group context for planning and writing your dissertation, as well as specific academic tutoring about how to manage the project.

Modules

Example modules include:

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

Assessment methods

There are no exams on this course. Instead, you'll be assessed through practical and written coursework at the end of each year and throughout the course. You’ll be given valuable verbal and written feedback as your work progresses.

You'll be assessed through a combination of diagnostic, formative and summative methods, and you're expected to participate reflectively in assessment. Self-evaluation is an aspect of a number of modules. You'll use the criteria given to reflect upon your development on the module. This, together with the assessment teams written assessment report, forms the basis at Levels 4 and 5 for discussion at assessment feedback sessions.

Formative assessment is built into all modules and is designed to provide you with feedback on progress and inform development. You're expected to maintain appropriate records of your work as it develops within each module, throughout all levels and to take part in regular tutorial, critique and seminar discussions regarding your own and others’ coursework. These sessions have a diagnostic function aimed at enabling you to meet the intended learning outcomes of each module.

Summative assessment provides a measure of achievement made in respect of performance in relation to learning outcomes. On completion of each level, you'll be required to submit a portfolio of your work on each module together with all supporting material. Assessment criteria reflect the learning outcomes for each level.

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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