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Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.- Acquire digital and traditional photographic analogue skills, digital capture and production and image management and manipulation, using industry standard equipment.- Develop core practical skills through creative professional practice and a critical engagement with image making.- Refine your ability to solve problems, manage complex projects, and communicate your ideas effectively.Engage with a distinctive, independent approach to a wide range of photographic contexts with this professional and practice-based degree. You are encouraged to take risks in a highly creative environment, developing your understanding and knowledge of the medium to enable you to fulfil your potential in the constantly-evolving discipline of photography.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Photography course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other media arts and communication foundation year students, then move on to the degree.You learn through a creative, practice-based approach to self-directed production which emulates the independent nature of professional practice within photography. This is underpinned through an exploration of historical and contemporary approaches and relevant theoretical issues in order to help situate your work in a critical context.You learn through:- specialist workshops- technical surgeries- large group lectures- smaller group seminars- group critiques and review sessions- individual tutorialsIn the foundation year, you'll study wide-ranging media arts and communication topics, while also focussing on your particular subject area and completing assignments in that field. You'll grow as a creative, and begin developing a professional portfolio. You'll also become familiar with Hallam's exceptional facilities and staff, so you're fully prepared for undergraduate study.**Applied learning****Work placements**The course has established professional working relationships with a number of photographic professional partners including the Photographers' Gallery, the National Media Museum, Site Gallery, Millennium Galleries, The Hepworth Wakefield, Village Bookshop and Gallery, and Impressions Gallery.**Field trips**Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to attend national and international photography and art events which will broaden your understanding of the wider photographic industry, its stakeholders and key requirements (additional costs may apply).**Networking opportunities**A number of industry days and events (Grad Talk, Pathways) are held on campus where you can network with and attend talks and workshops run by creative media industry professionals and organisations. You will also have access to guidance from our professional careers and employment service, CV preparation and interview practice, an annual programme of employer recruitment fairs, and an online graduate vacancy service.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

With at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Media, Film, English, Photography, History of Art, Theatre Studies, History). For example:•CDD at A Level.•MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 102 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    125 66%

    54th

    34
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%

    95th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    14th

    11

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