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Photography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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UCAS CODE: W501

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you have a passion for photography, this course gives you the knowledge, skills and techniques you need for a successful career in the field, whether your dream lies in fashion, advertising, animation, scientific and medical, or local studio photography. Gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge of both traditional and digital photographic formats on a course that includes darkroom techniques; medium- and large-format photography; studio photography; stop-motion techniques; and event and location photography.See your images come to life collaborating on projects with students from other degrees such as fashion, animation, art and graphic design. Every day is different, whether working on location or in our airy, open-plan studios at Alexon House, formerly home to a leading UK fashion house. The course will encourage your entrepreneurial spirit as well as your creativity enabling you to enter the industry with confidence, or to pursue postgraduate study in photography and related fields.**Foundation Year**In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. 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 BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years.**Why choose this course?**- Explore the ways a professional photographer works alongside other professions in the creative industries such as fashion designers, art directors, graphic designers and animators- Learn from leading professionals in photography and design who exhibit internationally and work with clients including The Sunday Times, Mack Books and international design magazines such as Eye Magazine- Amass a professional-standard body of work and a network of contacts through events, exhibitions and industry-based opportunities- Learn how to use social media and other digital platforms to promote your work- Develop your personal communication and entrepreneurial skills so you enter the world of work with confidence

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    130th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    97 51%

    97th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    24th

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    92nd

    5

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