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FdA Photography degree

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 17 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years
LEARNING AREA
Arts & Media Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

FdA Photography degree

Student holding a camera in her work space and looking towards the person taking the picture. Our exciting and vibrant new FdA Photography programme, is built upon the years of existing good practice to be found in the Arts and Media Department at Cornwall College Camborne.

Photography is a popular, challenging and competitive subject. As such our new programme has been designed to ensure our graduates are tenacious, flexible and excited by the new opportunities that are available in photography and are fully aware of the niches that can be carved within the creative industries.

To ensure a dynamic student experience, as a FdA Photography student you will be located within the existing BA (Hons)/ FdA Art & Design Practice studio spaces, sharing a range of facilities including an HE Common Room. You will also enjoy your own subject specific teaching areas, including a photography studio and dark room facilities.

Smaller teaching groups are a positive element of the programme, ensuring you receive the expert attention that you need to become a successful photographer. However, the programme cohorts will be large enough for you to collaborate with fellow students and undertake group projects. Opportunities will exist to support you if your interest lies in photo-journalism or contemporary fashion, or if you wish to develop specialisms in the use of either digital or conventional photographic technology. Photography specific visits and trips will take part throughout the programme as part of the curriculum. Location photography shoots in Cornwall, in both countryside and coastal regions, will also form part of the programme.

Download FdA Photography Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdA-Photography-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf  

What you will learn

Year One Indicative Modules
Personal and Employability Skills Development
Visual Language and Research
Materials and Process 1
Materials and Process 2
Ideas at Work
Extramural Project

Year Two Indicative Modules
Photographic Evaluation
Practice in Context
Photographic Consolidation
Professional Identity
Final Negotiated Photographic Project

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, i.e. BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested) or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Assessment

TBC

Progression

Upon completion of the FdA Photography, subject to interview, you can choose to progress on to the BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice (top-up degree) programme at Cornwall College Camborne

Possible Career options:

Freelance Photographer
Photojournalist
Camera Operator
Re toucher
Fine Art Photographer
Picture Editor
Fashion Photographer
Stylist
Production Manager
Moving Image Editor
Studio Manager
Sports Photographer
Commercial Art Gallery Manager
Brand Ambassador/Sales Promotion Executives
Multimedia Specialist
Commercial Photographer
Community Arts Worker
Forensic Photographer
Advertising Art Director
Wildlife Natural History Photographer
Marketing Assistant
Web Editor

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Year One Indicative Modules
Personal and Employability Skills Development
Visual Language and Research
Materials and Process 1
Materials and Process 2
Ideas at Work
Extramural Project

Year Two Indicative Modules
Photographic Evaluation
Practice in Context
Photographic Consolidation
Professional Identity
Final Negotiated Photographic Project

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, i.e. BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested) or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

TBC

Upon completion of the FdA Photography, subject to interview, you can choose to progress on to the BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice (top-up degree) programme at Cornwall College Camborne Possible Career options: Freelance Photographer Photojournalist Camera Operator Re toucher Fine Art Photographer Picture Editor Fashion Photographer Stylist Production Manager Moving Image Editor Studio Manager Sports Photographer Commercial Art Gallery Manager Brand Ambassador/Sales Promotion Executives Multimedia Specialist Commercial Photographer Community Arts Worker Forensic Photographer Advertising Art Director Wildlife Natural History Photographer Marketing Assistant Web Editor

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Dates & Locations

University
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 17 September 2024
  • UCAS Code - PHOT
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