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Leicester College

Photography

UCAS Code: W640

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

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

PP

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

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English at grade C or equivalent. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Photography

The Foundation Degree in Photography comprises of the ‘photography pathway’ of the broader FD Photography and Video qualification that is equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree. The photography pathway responds to the huge demand for still images in contemporary life while offering skills in new media and video technologies. This course gives you the opportunity to further develop and explore your abilities in photographic and video practice. Your skills will be developed through practical assignments that are linked to current industrial and commercial practice. You will also produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates your creativity in contemporary imaging technology. The course has a strong emphasis on testing the industrial abilities of students. In previous years we have won various national competitions including the MTV, Fujifilm and Ilford Harman Student Photographer Awards. We've also had students shortlisted for The Times Young Photographer Of The Year and the Association Of Photography awards. The photography pathway runs alongside the video pathway for certain core units and you will have access to our industry standard photographic studios, darkrooms and equipment.

Reasons to study FD Video at Leicester College:

• Closely linked to current industrial and commercial practice
• Develops multi-disciplinary skills enhancing graduate employability and 21st Century skills.
• Enhances the skills and knowledge of practising photographers and video makers
• As a graduate you will be eligible to formally progress onto the third year of the DMU BA (Hons) Photography and Video or the DMU BA (Hons) Creative Industries.

The FD Photography is a pathway of the FD Photography and Video award. Please also see FD Video.

Modules

Core subjects cover historical and contemporary lens media practice through traditional study, negotiated projects and work experience. Specialist modules deliver training across the broad genres of editorial, fashion, studio and creative applications. Supporting modules explore video production, digital imaging and professional media practice.

Year 1 Modules

• Histories of Lens-Based Media
• Personal Development
• Professional Imaging Industries
• Creative Applications
Photography option route:
• Photographic Techniques 1
• Computers in Photography
• Introduction to Vide

Year 2 Modules

• Contemporary Contexts: Lens Media
• Work Experience
• Negotiated Study
Photography option route:
• Photographic Techniques 2
• Photography in the Digital Environment
• Advanced Video

Assessment methods

All modules contain practical assessments. Learning starts through formative tasks and culminates in graded summative assignments. There are no external assessments or examinations on this Foundation Degree. All assessment is moderated before grades are released.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St Margaret’s Campus

Department:

Media

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