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Fashion Photography (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- This Industry-focused course equips you with the experience and skills to establish a successful career in the creative industries.- Access to exceptional Photography facilities at our Locksbrook campus.- Engage with industry professionals, many of whom teach onto the course.Fashion Photography at Bath Spa University gives you the space to explore, actively enquire, challenge and define the role of the photographic image in fashion. Alongside the development of your technical skills and understanding of visual language, you will explore the critical and ethical challenges facing Fashion Photography in a contemporary and global context.You will have the opportunity to take part in numerous industry-focused projects to build your skills and experience of working professionally. Our emphasis on professional development exercises equip you with project management experience, knowledge of marketing and promotion, and advanced skills required in pitching for employment and commission.The BA (Hons) Fashion Photography course is designed to develop professional fashion photographers in preparation for successful careers in the creative industries. There are three main components to the course, all of which run in parallel: Identity, Industry, and Context.**Identity:** The initial stages of the course retains a breadth to the curriculum that encompasses a broad knowledge and understanding of photography, fashion, design, collaboration and context, essential for any aspiring Fashion Photographer, we will focus on your personal growth as a practitioner and help you identify your professional aspirations in readiness for employment / self-employment. We place an emphasis on developing and advancing your practical skills and technical knowledge through an increasingly self-initiated, experimental and innovative programme of independent study. **Industry:** The course is designed to ensure that you, as a graduate, can apply your knowledge and skills with innovation and integrity in a professional context. You will, through placement and industry-facing projects, obtain a comprehensive understanding of the changing demands facing the Fashion and Photography industries. Throughout all levels of your study you will engage with industry partners, advance your skills in marketing and networking, become increasingly proficient in presentation and promotion, as well as in project management.**Context:** We place focus on how the development of your increasingly sophisticated photographic portfolio is both critically and contextually understood. You will engage with an in-depth theoretical study of still and moving imagery and the complex roles they both play within historical and contemporary society. An emphasis is placed on the sustainable and ethical responsibilities you have as a globally conscious practitioner.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC - BCC

A-level - Grades BCC-CCC including grade B in Photography or a related subject


University information

Bath Spa University

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  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 86 2

    49th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    138 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    128 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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