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Foundation Degree in Creative Industries - Photography

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will provide a wide range of photographic training through challenging and stimulating assignments.

Traditional silver based photography, digital photography, and extensive studio and location work are key elements of the course with a strong emphasis on practice.

Assignments are varied and interesting, covering disciplines such as photojournalism, documentary photography, fashion photography, commercial photography, fine art approaches and alternative photographic styles.

A sound knowledge of the history of photography and awareness of contemporary developments will support and underpin your photographic practice and encourage you to think critically about photography and its impact on our society and culture in Wales and beyond.

 

YEAR 1
Modules will include:

  • Two major photographic units which will be split into smaller intensive assignment chunks to embrace a broad spectrum of photographic practice.
  • A shorter ‘collaboration unit’ with an emphasis on ‘live’ photo shoots that may be based around a festival, foreign exchange or foreign visit or other intensive vocational assignment brief.
  • A contextual unit ‘themes and issues’ will run throughout the year to complement and support practical units.

 

YEAR 2
In year two you will be able to channel your practice into more specialist areas with the ‘introduction to specialist pathway unit’. Professional practice unit’ will concentrate on preparation for self promotion, business skills, creating web presence as a practicing photographer and gaining invaluable work related experience.
There will be further opportunities for collaborative work and to extend your knowledge and critical skills on photography further, in the year two ‘themes and issues unit’.

 

 

 


ENTRY

2 A levels or a BTEC equivalent are desirable however mature applicants may be considered if they can show evidence of other relevant skills or prior learning.
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

Interview and portfolio evidence.


 

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Course Type:

Full-time

Course Length:

2 years


Course Levels:

4,5



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