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Fashion Photography

Entry requirements


A total of 112 tariff points from two or more A-levels at C or higher; preferred subjects include those related to Art, Design or Fashion.

112 tariff points from the complete Access to HE Diploma in a creative subject.

DMM or higher in the BTEC National Extended Diploma in subjects relating to art and design.

112 UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers (including at least one Advanced Higher subject).

112 tariff points from full Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Photography

Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography will prepare students to be professional and original image maker. This course gives a practical and theoretical study of fashion photography and its place within media and communications.

**What can you expect?**

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography explores analytical and critical approaches to photographic imagery. You will learn the technical skills of photography with together with study of the ideology, politics and context of fashion. Students on this course will explore images from haute couture to street style, from advertising campaigns to designer look-books, from art gallery to shop window and from fanzine to glossy magazine. This will allow them to develop an analytical and critical view of global style and the cultural landscape of the fashion industry.

You will have the opportunity to take part in industry collaborations. Recent projects have been with River Island, Elizabeth Arden, the V&A and the English National Ballet. BA (Hons) Fashion Photography will allow you to explore a range of imagery for commercial and editorial use.

Students on this course will gain experience in location and studio shooting using the excellent photography studios within the College. You will also explore digital image production and manipulation. You will experience working with stylists, make-up artists, model agencies and art directors. Students are encouraged to develop their own authentic take on fashion photography. By the end of the course you will be fully equipped to enter the industry as a professional and original image maker.

London College of Fashion (LCF) undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Graduates from this course are working across a broad range of media, including fashion, style, music and advertising. Some graduates build successful careers as freelance fashion photographers.

This course is based in Lime Grove in Shepherd's Bush, which is west of Holland Park and Notting Hill. Tucked away in a quiet street our Lime Grove campus is a beautiful brick building with rustic windows and high ceilings. Nearby Portobello Road market is the world’s largest antiques market and adjacent Shepherd’s Bush Market is full of vibrant fabrics, fresh produce, furniture and falafel. Make-up, prosthetics and photography facilities can be found at Lime Grove, along with media labs.

**About London College of Fashion**

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. We nurture every student’s distinctive voice, teaching them how to challenge and define the future of fashion through cutting-edge media approaches across all channels: broadcast, print, digital, interactive, experiential – and experimental. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

London College of Fashion

Department:

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

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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.

44%
low
Photography
64%
low
Fashion

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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
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

48%
Library resources
57%
IT resources
47%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
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?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Design studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

54%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
51%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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?

19%
UK students
81%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A*

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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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