This exciting practical and professional Foundation Degree programme will enable you to explore photographic practice through the development of appropriate skills and the creation of original artwork using both traditional processes and digital technology.
- Course Type University Level
- Subject Area Art and Design
- Qualification Foundation Degree (FdA, FdEng, FdSc)
- Study Mode: Full time or Part time
- Course Level Level 5
- Location Centre for the Creative Industries
- Course Length Two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme.
- Start Date September Yearly
- Day You should expect to be in college between two and three days a week.
- Fee Full time - £7,495 or Part time - £4,997
- Reduced Fee See below
- Course Code WW62 FdA/PDA
This exciting practical and professional programme will enable you to explore photographic practice through the development of appropriate skills and the creation of original artwork using both traditional processes and digital technology. The programme aims to encourage creative decision making and critical thinking in preparation for future careers in the photographic industries. Photographic practice is continually changing, the programme adapts to these changes and the possibilities they hold and focuses on building the professional, technical, creative and intellectual skills needed for you to be successful in your chosen field.
The programme is modular and coursework based. Work will be assessed at key points during the year. A significant part of your time will be spent in the studios, photographic and digital workshops and lecture rooms. Practical teaching is underpinned by an integrated lecture programme, tutorial programme and a high level of pastoral support.
Topics will include:
Year one modules –
- Photography in Context
Research and Investigation
- Introduction to Photographic Processes
Sense of Place – Analogue and Alternative Processes – (Observed Image)
- Specialist Photographic Processes
Studio Based Thematic Project – (Constructed Image).
- Collaborative Practice
Seduced By Art
- Professional Photographic Contexts
Creating a Professional Identity
- Creative Photographic Practice
Process and Methodology – Self Initiated Project
Year two modules –
- Image Production and Interpretation
Critical Theory and Interpretation
- Advanced Photographic Practices
In Sickness and In Health – Exhibition Project
- Professional Development
Establishing a Professional Identity
- Specialist Photographic Contexts
- Progression and Independent Practice
Process and Methodology – Final Major Project
- Photography in Context
- Entry Requirements
You will need a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points and GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level). All appropriately qualified applicants will also be required to attend a portfolio interview.
The department has film processing facilities with darkrooms for colour and black andwhite printing. There are two purpose built studios which provide studio flash equipment and studio backdrops. Computer suites with Photoshop and Multimedia software. Learning Resource Centre with large selection of books and photographic journals. There is also access to fully functioning video media studios.
- Additional Costs
Students will be expected to possess their own digital SLR camera, 35mm analogue SLR camera and tripod. Additional costs will include equipment fee, film, photo paper, digital storage devices as well as optional ancillary equipment.
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What our students think?
After the Photography Foundation Degree at Exeter College, I continued on to the University of Plymouth for the final top up year and achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class Honours. As well as being employed locally, I am now self employed with regular bookings as a professional photographer covering the South West and I am currently working... Read more >
Having already studied my A Levels and Diploma in Graphic Design at Exeter College, I was fully aware of how good the quality of teaching is. Having lecturers be able to help progress my skills week in and week out is something I’ve rarely come across in my education. All lecturers have had experience in the field which I’m studying,... Read more >