Level 5

FD Photography

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The Foundation Degree in Photography has been designed around an ethos based upon creative problem solving and ensuring a learning environment in which innovation and originality are cultivated. This course aims to produce versatile photographers who are able to work effectively in a wide range of location and studio-based genres and think creatively while drawing on knowledge of critical understanding of the social, economic and cultural factors influencing their professional setting. Masterclasses in a range of subjects including drone photography, sports photography and use of a range of historical processes are available throughout the year. A varied visiting lecture programme of local, national and international photographers will be available to students in order to further understand the current demands of working in what is a creative and challenging area.


Level 4

·         Academic and Professional Skills (20 credits)

·         Foundations of Photography on Location (20 credits)

·         Foundations of Photographic Studio Practice (20 credits)

·         Self-initiated photography practice (20 credits)

·         Industry: Client projects/Work Placement (20 credits)

·         Fundamentals of Editorial Photography (20 credits)

Level 5

·         Advanced Location Photography (20 credits)

·         The Studio Photographer (20 credits)

·         Research, Production and Curation for Exhibiting practice (20 credits)

·         Context and Theory: Academic Writing Skills for Photography (20 credits)

·         Entrepreneurship (20 credits)

·         Exhibiting Practice (20 credits)



Fees: £7500



Upon completion of this foundation degree students may wish to progress to the BA (Hons) Photography (Top-up) or pursue a career in any of the following areas: photographic technician, studio lighting technician, postproduction assistant, self-employed photographer, social media content provider and Instagram influencing.


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Entry Requirements

64 UCAS points, IELTS Score: 6.5


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