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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Photography with Foundation Year

University of Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton City Campus University of Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton City Campus, UK

Intake

Sep 2022, Sep 2023

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GBP 13450

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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48 months

Duration

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5.5

IELTS

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55%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Art or Digital Media BA (Hons) or BDes (Hons) degree courses, which include Fashion, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Glass and Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Paint and Print Making, Photography, Product Design, Sculpture and Environmental Art — The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Arts and Digital Media.

Photography is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary practice with many histories, identities and dimensions. At the Wolverhampton School of Art (est. 1851), we explore these diverse legacies through contemporary practice and critical theory. The BA Photography philosophy is that images should be about something rather than of something and examines making images through practical assignments and a number of key photographic themes such as: identity and portraiture; place and location and narrative and performance. These assignments and themes are developed through six modules: Level 4 Recollections and Situations; Level 5 Interventions and Encounters and Level 6 Live and Show. The modules allow you to explore the relationships for example between photography and the self-portrait; studio image and fashion; our personal image in emotional photography in health and memory as well as interpretative recordings of landscapes, documentary and portraiture.

What happens on the course?
BA (Hons) Photography is assessed on 100% coursework.

The course structure offers the freedom and support to explore, challenge and interrogate established photographic genres, that will allow you to engage and promote your ideas and concepts through a number of key assignments, analogue and digital materials and resources whilst examining both creative thinking and making and concept and technique that form the basis of a critically engaged practice. Simultaneously these conceptual ideas, contextual knowledge and understanding are a core experience of live industry briefs and external projects that you will engage with and create as part of your portfolio.

Studio and workshop culture is core to our courses and you will be encouraged to become part of the art and design community through time spent working in the studios, workshops and labs available to students across the week. Our contacts with galleries, curators, publishers and editors offer the opportunity for you to work on live projects. As a result, individual student development is enriched through valuable professional experience and the production of specialist portfolios, both necessary in the competitive and demanding professional world.

All courses in the School of Art are now available with a professional placement (sandwich year) option. A professional placement provides an opportunity for professional development in the work place and as such, greatly enhances the student’s prospects of finding rewarding and relevant employment at the end of their studies.

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    5.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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