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Start date: 18/09/2017 - Bristol School of Art - Queens Road, Bristol
End date: 30/06/2019
Duration: 2 Years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: Foundation Degree
Code: Institution code: G50 - Course code: 34B6
Cost: £6000

Bristol School of Art - Queens Road, Bristol

Queens Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1PX

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Foundation Degree in Photography

Higher Education

Degree Overview session 3rd June 1.00pm - 2.00pm at Bristol School of Art.

Followed by Exhibition tours and Master classes in Applied Arts, Art History, Graphic Design, Fine Art and Photography.

To reserve your place(s) please email:highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk
(personal tours can be arranged at dates to suit)

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The course is suitable for those students wishing to extend their creative and technical skills in preparation for progression into a career in photography or related industries

This two year degree is awarded by the University of Gloucestershire and is delivered in partnership with SGS College. This programme offers students an exciting opportunity to study an art and design specialism while also preparing for a potential role in the wider creative industries.

Students are focused on a pathway that is addressed through specific modules that develop specialist skills and provide an ‘identity’ from which to develop an individual direction. Students are encouraged to look increasingly outwards from their chosen specialism, developing their understanding of the wider contexts of their practice. This promotes the development of an informed point of view to support an individual approach to practical work.

The programme includes core modules that are shared between the specialist pathways. These core modules directly address the students’ needs to be able to understand issues and problems which are common to all creative practitioners, and to develop skills which all creative practitioners need.

The emphasis is on the development of conceptual skills, the ability to understand problems, to work with ideas, to think in a critical, questioning, and creative way, and to be able to analyse visual forms. They offer opportunities for collaborative learning, including working with students from other pathways, which mirror professional working practices in the creative industries.

Assignments are open and flexible so that they can be used to develop an individual approach to practical work, whether the student wants to focus directly on a particular specialism or is interested in working across the boundaries of different subjects or media.

FDA students also have access to facilities, including libraries, at Filton’s three campuses and those of the University of Gloucestershire. On successful completeion of the foundation degree, students may continue to study for the full BA Hons at a University of their choice.

Course entry requirements

Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design or Photography related subject. Art and Design AVCE, A-Levels including Art or Photography, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or Photography. Students are required to have studied to GCSE (or equivalent) level in English Language. Students with other backgrounds with an exceptional portfolio may also be considered.

Points accepted: 64 points required from qualifications with the volume and depth of A level or equivalent.

Course detail

Students examine in depth the work of photographers and artists in both a contemporary and historical context, through a series of formal lectures, tutorials and research work that is linked to the production of their practical and written coursework. This is complemented by technical workshops and lectures designed to assist in the development of candidates’ photographic skills and techniques.

In addition to the shared modules, photography students study modules in:

  • Film and digital camera formats
  • Studio practice
  • Digital imaging techniques
  • Analogue print techniques
  • Editorial/photographic book production

Study progresses to specialising in a particular aspect of photography through a range of intensive and creative practical assignments, which will enable the development of a portfolio of work to support job applications within the photographic industries or progression into further academic studies.

Extra activities

Students will undertake an industrial placement during year 2 of the course.

There is a comprehensive programme of visits to local and national galleries.

Progression

It is expected that students from this course will be suitably prepared for entry to employment within the creative industries. Alternatively students may apply to study for a further year at a variety of Universities to gain BA Hons in Photography.

Further Information

For further course information, please contact Abi Nicol by emailing: abigail.nicol@sgscol.ac.uk
For admissions and finance advice/guidance, please email: highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk

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Dates & Costs

Foundation Degree in Photography

Start date: 18/09/2017
End date: 30/06/2019
Duration: 2 Years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: Foundation Degree
Code: Institution code: G50 - Course code: 34B6

Cost: £6000



Start End Time Campus
18/09/2017 30/06/2019 9am - 4.40pm Bristol School of Art - Queens Road, Bristol