About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll be introduced to various types of media, both in theory and practice, and will develop an understanding of the skills and concepts required by the creative industries. You’ll explore historical approaches towards images and the social power they embody and will undertake an individual or group project to produce work that reflects the culture of 'image'.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Photography BA (Hons) degree.
The emphasis of our Photography degree is based around your creative development and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
You will study the key legal and ethical aspects of photography, applying these to your professional and photographic practice.
We have fully equipped on-campus studios and darkroom facilities and offer all students free-of-charge loan of professional photography equipment and resources as well as access to our Mac computer suite, so you’ll have all you need to continue to develop your photography skills and experience.
During your degree, you will work towards a final year portfolio and exhibition. You will also complete professional work placements which form an integral part of your curriculum.
In your final year, you can extend your professional understanding of the discipline and build your portfolio through an additional longer term placement in the creative industries.
Through professional practices and guidance workshops and collaborations with organisations such as the National Media and Science Museum, you’ll learn how to seek out suitable career opportunities. You’ll also undertake photographic projects in the community, enabling you to develop your communication skills and build knowledge, contacts and networks for your future career.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- You will develop a wide range of creative, analytical, visual and technical skills.
- You will be taught by experts from the field of photography and will have the opportunity to complete creative industry work placements as part of your degree.
- You will have access to a wide range of digital and analogue photography equipment from our Media Centre.
- We will give you guidance and support to produce, exhibit, print and promote your own work.
You’ll have access to industry-standard spaces and equipment including production rooms, Mac and PC editing suites and TV, radio and photography studios. These specialist facilities will enable you to develop your practical and technical skills, produce a portfolio of professional work across different media platforms and prepare you for your graduate career in the industry.