FdA Photography - Full Time

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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHFPH1

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)

UCAS code: W642


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This course is for students who want to pursue a career in the varied and exciting world of photography and who have set their sights on specialising in the creative aspects of fashion, advertising and editorial work.


The first year is concerned with gaining skills, ideas and the creative process. It aims to marry the subject specific nature of the discipline together with the development of individual style and direction of each photographer.


The second year focuses on the nature of work and professional skills. Creative abilities combine with client handling to ensure students are prepared for the workplace. Students gain experience of working with professional photographers on site and on location. Graduating students will promote their work at a final exhibition in London. Throughout the course, students are supported with feedback from course staff and professional photographers.


Student Successes

 

Course Content

Year 1


  • Materials and methods
  • Cultural and Supporting Studies
  • The Creative Process – looking at the generation of ideas and how they inform practice
  • Digital Design – industry standard packages that enable photographic content to be used by the design industry
  • Creative Studies – working with creative responses to client led briefs
  • Professional Studies
  • Minor Project
Year 2


  • Major Project
  • CASS
  • Professional Practice Projects
  • Professional and Business Practice


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.


See Programme Specification

Progression/Career Path

Upon successful completion of the course, students may progress to a one year top up BA (Hons) Degree, employment or freelance work.

Entry Requirements

Interview and Portfolio


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.


Individual offers may vary.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Course Content

Year 1


  • Materials and methods
  • Cultural and Supporting Studies
  • The Creative Process – looking at the generation of ideas and how they inform practice
  • Digital Design – industry standard packages that enable photographic content to be used by the design industry
  • Creative Studies – working with creative responses to client led briefs
  • Professional Studies
  • Minor Project
Year 2


  • Major Project
  • CASS
  • Professional Practice Projects
  • Professional and Business Practice


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.


See Programme Specification

Progression/Career Path

Upon successful completion of the course, students may progress to a one year top up BA (Hons) Degree, employment or freelance work.

Entry Requirements

Interview and Portfolio


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.


Individual offers may vary.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website: