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Digital Design and Media – Digital Photography FdA

Yeovil College University Centre

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UCAS CODE: DMDP

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Yeovil College University Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

On this exciting future focused programme you will explore and develop the creative, technical, critical and personal skills needed in the highly competitive and rapidly changing world of professional photography. The course and study methods allow you to engage with the contemporary issues and the modern practices which are transforming the production and consumption of photography. You will develop skills and knowledge in the following areas: camera skills, studio lighting skills, darkroom skills, idea generation, images and storytelling, digital image making, post-production techniques, Photography for different uses through a series of taught lectures and practical exploration. This qualification runs alongside all FdA Digital Design and Media pathways, offering you opportunities for cross-disciplinary debate and shared experiences. Input from local, regional and national practitioners is provided throughout the year. You will develop strong creative and technical photography skills which will make you highly employable. This programme is also ideal for employees who want to develop digital skills for career progression or to change careers. Your lecturers are specialists in developing your skills to progress to your next level - most continue to work in the Creative Industries themselves! You will be taught by academics, practising professionals and technical demonstrators. Staff are currently working on a range of live briefs within the creative sector and some of whom are educated to Masters level.You can study 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. If you are interested in studying part-time, please contact Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk.As well as the Digital Photography pathway, we also offer pathways in Digital Media, Digital Graphics, 3D Design Visualisation, Surface Pattern and Textiles, Concept Art for Games and Film, and Visual Effects for Film and Games. Some of the modules on this course will be studied collaboratively by students on all pathways, whilst other modules will be specific to the specialist pathway you are studying. In the first Semester of Year 1 (September-February of the first year of the course) students will have exposure to all of the pathways available. If, at the end of this, you wish to switch your specialist pathway then you will have the one-off opportunity to do this in the February of Year 1 of your course. After this point, you will remain fixed on your chosen specialist pathway for the remaining duration of the programme. **Work Experience and Placement**You will study Creative Industry Employability Skills and Professional Practice and take part in work experience or work related activity (e.g. live briefs) within the Creative Industries during this programme.**After the Course**The qualification gained is the Level 5 Foundation Degree Arts in Digital Design and Media [Digital Photography]. The awarding body is the University of Gloucestershire. On successful completion you can progress onto a Level 6 Top-Up Degree at another University, find employment in the Creative Industry or start your own Creative Business.

Application deadline

26 January

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Yeovil College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Yeovil College (University Centre Yeovil), Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4DR, England

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