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University Centre Grimsby

Photography Top-Up

UCAS Code: W6G4

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Photography

The course provides students progressing from a relevant FdA programme (or equivalent) with the opportunity of gaining a full BA (Hons) in Photography. As a student on the course, you will be offered the space to design, plan, co-ordinate and manage creative, photographic, and critical academic work. The course aims to create graduates who are as capable of exploring photographic practice within a critical context as they are at producing examples of photographic work, and who are as comfortable writing and speaking about photography, its rich and varied history and cultural importance, as they are working ‘in the field’ or in a studio setting.

Your studies on the course will balance the creative with the critical, making you equally capable of progressing on to postgraduate study or working as an independently-minded, creative practitioner within whatever field of photography interests you. You will also get experience in collaborating with like-minded individuals to organise an exhibition and promote your work through both traditional channels and new opportunities that have presented themselves in the digital age (for example, via websites, social media and self-publishing).

A core aspect within the study of photography entails an engagement with the relationships that exist between areas of photographic practice and their artistic, industrial and social / cultural contexts. You will be encouraged to explore these issues whilst practising independence in terms of the planning, managing and organisation of both a long-term photographic project and a dissertation investigating an aspect of photography that interests you. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to articulate an appreciation and comprehension of key issues within contemporary photography; you will be encouraged to extend your photographic practice whilst also demonstrating the ability to explore your methods’ relationships with those practiced by other photographers – both contemporary and historical. Upon graduating from the course, you will be capable of articulating the methodologies within your photographic work, with the aim of producing work which is not simply technically competent but demonstrates a level of originality and engagement with both photographic history / theory and relevant social / cultural issues.

The programme will provide you with the skills you need in order to progress on to postgraduate study in photography or related subjects, or to allow you entry into graduate level employment. This could be as a practising photographer within a commercial context or initiating and promoting your own work in a fine art or documentary-related context; or, alternatively, in relevant disciplines, for example, teaching or writing about photography and other aspects of the arts and culture.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via production of both photographic work (evidenced through an independent major project) and critical engagement with relevant issues within photography (evidenced via a dissertation). Given that this is Level 6, students will be expected to demonstrate independence in the selection of appropriate projects / topics, with appropriate guidance from the module leaders / project supervisors. These forms of assessment are designed to demonstrate students’ independence and their ability to select, manage, plan and implement a relevant and appropriate project. The Major Project and Dissertation modules are intended to assess the students’ application of skills (both those related to photography and, more widely, encompassing their ability to work independently) alongside their comprehension of relevant theories, methods of analysis and contexts relating to the study of photography.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

HE Creative and Digital

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