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Barking and Dagenham College

Photography FdA

UCAS Code: CA07

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

A Level EEE or DD

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

National Extended Diploma (QCF or RQF) PPP National Diploma (QCF) MP Subsidiary Diploma (RQF) D (Or any other combination of level 3 qualifications to achieve 48 points).

UCAS Tariff

48

UCAS Tariff 48 Points (a portfolio of creative work). A Level EEE or DD Maths and English Level 2 Functional Skills or Grade 4 and above. Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (QCF or RQF) PPP National Diploma (QCF) MP Subsidiary Diploma (RQF) D (Or any other combination of level 3 qualifications to achieve 48 points). Access to HE Diploma Overall pass in a relevant subject Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age at the start of the programme. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject specific Level 3 course such as a National Diploma / Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with a minimum of 48 UCAS points achieved. Mature students may present a more varied entry profile of achievement that may include relevant work experience and a range of qualifications that may include professional qualifications. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will make use of information other than just academic qualifications; which may include previous academic performance, relevant work experience, personal statement, references, and any portfolio, written or mathematics test or interview, to make our decision.

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Photography

Barking & Dagenham College offers an established first-class undergraduate and postgraduate experience with a vocational emphasis that will equip you with the skills and expertise you need to achieve your career goals. Our commitment to personalised support also helps to keep you focused on your goals and motivated to achieve.

The spirit of business innovation in London is moving ever eastwards, and with it comes a wealth of opportunity. Barking & Dagenham College is on the doorstep of central London, offering you an educational experience that will deliver the skills you need to take advantage of these opportunities.

Photography has helped shape our perceptions and attitudes over much of the last two centuries. Now, with the development of global mass communication, it is becoming even more important in commercial and creative practice.

This Foundation Degree in Photography is a career-focused course. You will develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic freedom in art and commercial practices.

You will also be given significant professional engagement opportunities. You will make national and European trips to creative individuals and companies; learn from visiting guest lecturers; undertake work experience and internships; and benefit from our affiliation with Paris photography studio Studio Rouchon.

On successful completion of the FdA you can progress to the BA (Hons) Photography at Barking & Dagenham College.

Modules

On the FdA in Photography you will study the following modules: - Photography: Concept, production and presentation - Contextual and vocational studies - Specialist practice - Critical approaches to contemporary photography - Professional contexts - Photography: Negotiated major project

Tuition fees

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England
£5,000
per year
EU
£5,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,000
per year
Scotland
£5,000
per year
Wales
£5,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Rush Green Campus

Department:

Creative

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