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Leicester College

Video

UCAS Code: W610

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

Moving image techniques

The Foundation Degree in Video comprises of the ‘video pathway’ of the broader FD Photography and Video qualification that is equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree. The aim of the course is to develop technically and conceptually accomplished practitioners who can respond to the huge demand for moving and still imagery in a variety of lens based industries.

Reasons to study FD Video at Leicester College:

Our facilities include HD video cameras; associated production equipment; Premiere Creative Suite; traditional & digital still cameras; photography darkrooms; studios and associated equipment. You will also be encouraged to attend trips to galleries and exhibitions in the UK. As part of the enrichment programme there is a visiting lecture schedule with practitioners from both moving and still-image areas. These have included: Joy Gregory, Chris Coekin, Johannes Roberts, Richard Billingham, artdocs, Clement Cooper, Rhys Davies and Brian Griffin.

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. You can also apply to other universities that run related top-up degrees. Universities may require you to hold GCSE English and maths at 4/C. Previous graduates have been successful as: press photographers, photographic assistants, and as freelance photographers across a broad range of fields such as portraiture, studio, and wedding photography.

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

Modules

You will gain experience and knowledge across a broad range of moving and still image genres: drama, documentary, conceptual (video art & art photography), corporate and current affairs, editorial, fashion, and advertising.

Other areas of study include multi-media production, professional studies (looking at employment in the creative industries, and contextual and historical development of the moving and still image) and personal development. The module titles are:
Histories of Lens-Based Media
Personal Development
Professional Imaging Industries
Creative Applications
Video Production 1
Digital Media 1
Introduction to Photography

The course is predominantly practical: however, as it is a university-level course, there is a requirement for academic work. We have designed this to relate as much as possible to practice-led image making and to produce practitioners who are work-ready for their chosen industry.

Therefore during the first half of the course you will explore as many different practices and skills as possible. Industry experience will be gained by projects set by external clients, photography and video competitions and mandatory work experience.

During the final stage of the course you will set your own negotiated project brief and start working on a body of work that culminates in a professional portfolio/show reel and a student-organised external exhibition. Previous shows have been staged at The Pedestrian, LCB Depot and Fabrika.
The year two modules are:
Contemporary Contexts: Lens-Based Media
Work Experience
Negotiated Study
Video Production 2
Digital Media 2
Advanced Photography

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. The module handbooks contain the assessment and unit information. 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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