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University of Bedfordshire

Photography and Video Art with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: P16F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C-B

Successfully completed Access Diploma course

32 - 48 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

32-48
50%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2018

Subjects

Photography

Cinematography

We place photography and video at the heart of contemporary art practice, and the techniques, methodologies and skills learnt on this course will help you to challenge your preconceptions and confront prejudices. Our teaching methods are ideas based, so you will quickly acquire the practical skills you will need to be a successful practicing artist while learning about identity, globalisation and the narrative of place. Individualism and practical creativity will be key to your success, so in addition to working on digital techniques and image manipulation, you will learn about traditional darkroom photography. We will also encourage you to explore studio based image-making, alternative forms of portraiture and narrative photography and video. Photography and video theyre at the heart of contemporary art. Always controversial, never dull, ready to challenge, confront and create, this course reflects its power to change the way we think about our world.

Modules

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your chosen degree. During your Foundation Year you will study a range of subjects designed to prepare you for the final three years of your undergraduate degree course.

Studying for HE (including current affairs and data analysis)
Two subject-specific units
Additional English (if required) either as a formal unit or as additional guided learning through our Study Hub
Integrated project that brings together all aspects of your Foundation Year and provides you with a chance to work on an independent piece of work.

Areas of study you may cover on this course include: Exploring creative approaches to still and moving photographic images, using traditional photographic methods and processes alongside new media and software based post-production.

Assessment methods

Through a range of different assessments you will grow in confidence and demonstrate your knowledge and skills.
Year 1 - 75% by coursework and 25% practical exam.
Year 2 - 75% by coursework and 25% practical exam.
Year 3 - 100% by coursework.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,200
per year
England
£6,200
per year
EU
£6,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,200
per year
Scotland
£6,200
per year
Wales
£6,200
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Media and Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Creative arts and design

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,720
high
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Photography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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