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Newcastle College University Centre

Photography

UCAS Code: W640

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Photography

This course has been developed to prepare you for employment within the advertising and commercial world of photography. The course has been designed in consultation with professional practitioners and industry partners and incorporates work-based learning and placements, which are supported by academic study. There are also opportunities for study tours, seminars and project linked professional visits. If you have a passion for photography, this course will give you a solid foundation in technical and creative skills. With over 40 years' experience in educating photographers, we’ve maintained a tradition of being highly practical, whilst offering a well-considered blend of assignments and academic study. Working within a professional environment, you will learn how to use a range of equipment and technology. This will help you realise your potential to work and succeed within the commercial photographic industry. Over the course of this three-year programme, you will explore a broad range of techniques and processes that will enable you to develop your practice. You will have the opportunity to engage in a range of studio-based practice, as well as specialist skills-based workshops, tutorials and seminar sessions that will build up your own animation experience and technical expertise, alongside developing your theoretical and contextual awareness. The practice based modules are accompanied by live briefs, site specific working, field trips and exhibition opportunities which give you valuable experiences as a professional practitioner. Work placements with local photographers, agencies and publications offer the opportunity to hone your skills. Previous placements have included Alex Telfer Photography, Christine Harding Productions, Barbour Newcastle, Spring Studios London, Mark Taylor Photography, Ryan Edy Photography, Stanleys Post Retouchers London, the Evening Chronicle, Mustard Post Retouchers London and Andy Wilson Photography. Previous students are now working as photographer's assistants, digital operators, stylists, freelance photographers, set builders, location finders, photography agents and are employed across associated areas of the industry. You may also wish to progress academically and undertake a relevant Masters Degree.

Modules

Year One: Professional Practice, Visual Communication, Photographic Studio Practice, History and Theory of Photography, Core Digital Skills, Location Practice. Year Two: Contemporary Contexts in Photography, Professional and Business Practice, Photographic Narrative Live project, Advanced Digital Skills. Year Three: Final Major Project Proposal, Specialist Practice Portfolio, Critical Research Project

Assessment methods

You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written practical assignments, presentations, peer work and independent study. You will also collate a portfolio of work to demonstrate evidence of the modules studied.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Digital Arts

TEF rating:
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