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Hereford College of Arts

Photography

UCAS Code: W643

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course. Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Photography

Photography is our world’s most ubiquitous medium for creative self-expression. It has a powerful role in contemporary society: documenting people and places, promoting ideas and brands. This course is designed to provide the skills, techniques and conceptual ability for you to develop your own, unique photographic voice. Within the diverse profession of Photography, it will set you up for a successful career, exploring the area that excites you the most.
You will have access to the latest equipment and facilities as well as traditional darkrooms and film cameras. Our team of experienced lecturers and technicians have rich and varied professional experience. They will empower you with creative and technical skills, and a deep understanding of the context and potential of your own practice. After exploring a range of genres within studio and location photography, you can choose to pursue either the Editorial Photography pathway which includes: Documentary, Fashion, Portrait; or the Photographic Art pathway with a focus on: Landscape, Constructed Image and Fine Art. Industry links, portfolio reviews, visits to national and international galleries and festivals, and eminent guest speakers, are all integral to this lively programme. You will also take part in practical field trips including exceptional local landscape and characterful urban settings.

**Industry Links**

You will work on live projects for a variety of clients and engage through specialist lectures with some of the best UK photographers such as Tom Hunter, Simon Roberts, Anna Fox and others. Final Year Students have opportunity for portfolio reviews with industry experts and to exhibit their work in London as well as Hereford.

**After this Course**

Our graduates have a diverse range of photographic practice including: documentary, travel, wedding and events, architectural, advertising and fashion, photo retouching, fine art and curation. Many graduates have also continued to postgraduate MA study or developed careers in teaching and arts administration.

**Highlights**

1. A stimulating creative media studio environment within a dynamic arts school community.
2. Excellent facilities including two photographic studios and a traditional darkroom.
3. Small group teaching with great access to tutors and expert technical support.
4. Professional exhibition experience, every year of the course, at regional or national level.
5. Work alongside media professionals on live briefs and participate in national photographic competitions.
6. High student satisfaction and successful alumni.
7. No house style – we value your creativity and individuality.

Modules

In Year 1 you will be introduced to fundamental technical elements of photography through studio and location based modules which explore ideas of social documentary, landscape and portraiture. You will be taught digital imaging techniques as well as darkroom experimentation. Year 1 (Level 4) Modules: Practice in Context One (20 credits), Introduction to Image Making (20 credits), Object, Form and Metaphor (20 credits), Traditional and Experimental Photography (20 credits), Photography and Representation (20 credits), Professional Location Practice (20 credits). Year 2 further develops theoretical and practical understanding. Practical modules engage with visual narrative through still and moving image. A constructed image module further develops studio skills and understanding of image making and image meaning. Year 2 (Level 5) Modules: Practice in Context Two (20 credits), Narrative Imaging (20 credits), The Constructed Image (20 credits), Moving Image and AV Production (20 credits), Commercial Portfolio (20 credits), Personal Philosophies (20 credits). In Year 3 you take more direction of your practice through self-written projects where individual destination is being defined. You will develop business and legal understanding crucial to your career. You will also engage in a final degree exhibition and portfolio reviews with eminent industry experts. Year 3 (Level 6) Modules: Practice in Context Three (30 credits), The Public Domain (20 credits), Negotiated Practice (30 credits), Defined Practice (40 credits).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hereford College of Arts

Department:

Media Arts

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