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BA in Fashion Photography (Full Time)

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Fashion

Course Description

With strong industry links and a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, the Fashion Photography BA degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of visual aesthetics, concepts, and techniques of image production and consumption. You'll also gain proficient knowledge of conceptual and technical skills essential in today’s fast-paced, image-led world, developing innovative and highly creative work through industry-facing projects.

You'll have access to high-end facilities and equipment such as photographic studios and industry standard cameras, film processing suites, black and white and colour darkrooms as well as digital processing suites.

The course channels aesthetic understanding and creative development through industry-linked project briefs. We offer strong links with practitioners and the course features portfolio reviews, visiting lecturers, exhibitions and studio visits.

The course promotes work placements and current students on the Photography BA have already obtained, with the support of our tutors, work experience with Espero Studio and Cityscapes Digital.

Each year, students are offered a yearly trip to Paris Photo (additional fees apply).

With strong industry links and a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, the Fashion Photography BA degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of visual aesthetics, concepts, and techniques of image production and consumption. You'll also gain proficient...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) (core, 30 credits)

Project Work 1 (core, 30 credits)

Techniques: Photography (core, 30 credits)

Visual Intelligence (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art) (core, 30 credits)

Methods and Enquiry 1 (core, 30 credits)

Professional Practice 1: Photography (core, 30 credits)

Project Work 2 (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) (core, 30 credits)

Major Project (core, 30 credits)

Methods and Enquiry 2 (core, 30 credits)

Professional Practice 2: Fashion Photography (core, 30 credits)

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) (core, 30 credits) Project Work 1 (core, 30...

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels in art or design subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)
  • a portfolio interview
  • English language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview. Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of work via email.

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Film, Photography and Media (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels in art or design subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits) a portfolio...

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Assessment Methods

There are no exams on this course. Instead, you'll be assessed through practical and written coursework at the end of each year and throughout the course. You’ll be given valuable verbal and written feedback as your work progresses.

You'll be assessed through a combination of diagnostic, formative and summative methods, and you're expected to participate reflectively in assessment. Self-evaluation is an aspect of a number of modules. You'll use the criteria given to reflect upon your development on the module. This, together with the assessment teams written assessment report, forms the basis at Levels 4 and 5 for discussion at assessment feedback sessions.

Formative assessment is built into all modules and is designed to provide you with feedback on progress and inform development. You're expected to maintain appropriate records of your work as it develops within each module, throughout all levels and to take part in regular tutorial, critique and seminar discussions regarding your own and others’ coursework. These sessions have a diagnostic function aimed at enabling you to meet the intended learning outcomes of each module.

Summative assessment provides a measure of achievement made in respect of performance in relation to learning outcomes. On completion of each level, you'll be required to submit a portfolio of your work on each module together with all supporting material. Assessment criteria reflect the learning outcomes for each level.

There are no exams on this course. Instead, you'll be assessed through practical and written coursework at the end of each year and throughout the course. You’ll be given valuable verbal and written feedback as your work progresses. You'll be assessed through a combination of diagnostic, formative and summative methods, and you're expected to participate...

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