BA (Hons) Photography - BLACKPOOL
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BA (Hons) in Photography

Entry Requirements:
A minimum of 200 UCAS points (excluding functional skills) or above in an appropriate discipline.

GCSE English Language at grade C or above or equivalent.

We also welcome applications from those with relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend one of our workshops. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend, we will view your work online.

About this Course:
The first year will see you concentrate on developing a visual language and conceptual thinking, whilst exploring the fundamental principles of the craft of photography. You will be able to negotiate your own personal direction, and we strongly encourage you to explore, experiment and take risks. Specifically, modules cover: Working in the Studio (Lighting, Fashion and The Object); Working on Location (Editorial Work, Narrative, Rich Media and Moving Image, Digital Practices).

During the second year you will develop your skills further and apply your chosen direction to a wider range of subjects. The broad nature of this year will provide you with many potential routes for investigation, including working on live, professional briefs. A work experience placement is also undertaken. Specifically, modules cover: Large Scale Imagery; Art Direction; Alternative Techniques; The Book.

The third, final year represents the culmination of your creativity and skill and you will produce a highly individual body of work that draws on the risks and challenges you explored in the first two years. The work is directed by your own ideas and the areas of work you will be looking to enter when you graduate. Specifically, modules cover: Self-Directed Major Project; Exhibition Organisation; Portfolio Reviews with Industry Professionals; Dissertation.

Skills Developed:
Evaluative and analytical skills developed across each level leading to a synthesis of these skills at level 6. The programme aims to develop practical photography skills while embracing the wider skills associated with a life long career in the Creative Arts industry.

Our graduates have a good track record in securing employment in the creative industries. Graduates have found employment as freelance photographers, studio assistants, stylists, curators, and some go on to study at post-graduate level.

To apply, please visit our applications website here.