Photography - BA Hons Degree
Course Code: VL1HE13
UCAS Code: W640
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The BA (Hons) Photography aims to develop practical photography skills while embracing the wider skills associated with a lifelong career in the Creative Arts industry. The first year will see you explore the fundamental principles of photography while in the second year you will develop your skills through a wide variety of live, professional briefs.
Your final year brings together your creative journey and culminates with a major exhibition in a high profile gallery. Recent venues have included Manchester and London. Your individual body of work will lay the foundations for your professional direction. This flag ship programme has produced highly acclaimed photographers many going on to win national and international acclaim.
A minimum of 96 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline excluding Functional Skills and GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend a workshop or send in their work electronically.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
Teaching and learning methods will include lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, group tutorials and group critiques. There are also taught sessions covering studio & lighting skills and digital imaging. Students can expect a very high level of academic and pastoral support, with each year group having their own year tutor.
Percentage of time spent in different learning activities, by year for this course:
Year 1: 36% time in lectures and seminars, 64% time in independent study
Year 2: 32% time in lectures and seminars, 68% time in independent study
Year 3: 21% time in lectures and seminars, 79% time in independent study
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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