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Foundation Degree Photography
Qualification:
 
Starts:
19/09/2016 
Ends:
24/05/2017 
Weeks:
30 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thr 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
UCAS Code:
W640 
Course Code:
HFHPG1A 
 
Entry Requirements
120 UCAS points (for 2016/17 entry; for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points) either through AS/A Level of BTEC National Diploma in a creative area. English Language GCSE or (Level 2) equivalent plus Level 2 Numeracy. Please note GCSE Maths and English at Grade C will normally be required for students wishing to progress to a top up year at Sheffield Hallam University. Applications from mature students are also welcomed who have the appropriate work experience and employer references. Students who are required to attend for interview will be expected to present visual evidence of their creative ability (portfolio, showreel etc).
 
 

Photography Foundation Degree

Hillsborough is set to be one of the leading photographic centres in the UK in the brand new, purpose built facilities, with good industry contacts both local and national and the associated benefits. We teach creative and practical photographic skills that are relevant for the individual and a rapidly changing industry. The Foundation Degree in Photography is validated by Sheffield Hallam University.


About the Course

Students will be encouraged to practice in an aspect of photography which is appropriate to their abilities and to develop a style which is identifiable as their own. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in image making, using the wide variety of equipment available to photographers and will gain experience in the use of digital camera formats.

The future of commercial photography undoubtedly lies in the digital environment which is now the norm in commercial and non commercial practice. For this reason we have opted to focus the course exclusively on digital image generation. The department has had a large investment in state of the art digital photographic technologies which makes this one of the best equipped courses in the country.

Course Aims:
The Foundation Degree in Photography aims to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding of versatility and adaptability for participation in employment in the photographic sector and related creative industries. Alternatively, it will provide a progression route to advance towards other qualifications such as an honours degree.


Key Units

Modules include:

Year One

  • Introduction to Photographic Practice
  • People Lighting and the studio
  • Still Life & Advertising
  • Critical and Contextual Studies
  • Post-Production Techniques
  • Work-based Learning 1: Applied Photographic Project
Year Two 
  • Self- Promotion Through Publishing
  • Advanced Creative Photographic Practice
  • Advanced Digital Workflow in Photographic Practice
  • Exhibition and Presentation Skills
  • Specialist Professional Development
  • Work-based Learning 2: Specialist Practice
  • Professional Study and Progression



Entry Requirements

120 UCAS points (for 2016/17 entry; for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points) either through AS/A Level of BTEC National Diploma in a creative area. English Language GCSE or (Level 2) equivalent plus Level 2 Numeracy. Please note GCSE Maths and English at Grade C will normally be required for students wishing to progress to a top up year at Sheffield Hallam University. Applications from mature students are also welcomed who have the appropriate work experience and employer references. Students who are required to attend for interview will be expected to present visual evidence of their creative ability (portfolio, showreel etc).


Assessment

The assessment of modules awarded in the first year will be based on work-related projects. In the second year students will be encouraged to become more self-reliant and contribute to the design of their programme of work building towards a portfolio in your chosen specialism.


Where does this Lead

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to function as a professional photographer on completing the second year of the course.  However, we are also able to offer a full-time route of progression to level 6 here at the College on our BA (Hons) Creative Practice (Photography) or the opportunity to apply to top up to Level 6 at Sheffield Hallam University. Our students are also sought after by a number of colleges, country-wide, based on their high level of skills and professionalism, these courses should be applied for via UCAS. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees are free to apply to Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University. 


 The offer made by the University will be subject to:
  • a successful interview
  • successful completion of the foundation degree programme
  • submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
  • meeting the University‚Äôs literacy and numeracy requirements
  • satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview, or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions (http://students.shu.ac./rights/17.html).


Tell Me More

Please click the following link for information regarding fees: http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/uni-level-fees 


If you have any further queries please email the Higher Education Unit via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in together with a brief summary of your query or alternatively call the College on 0114 260 2600.