BA Photography

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  • Objectives
    The new practice-led BA(Hons) Photography offers students a challenging environment in which to develop their individual potential within a broad range of contemporary photographic practices. The programme has been developed to integrate creative practice and critical study and to enable students with different levels of experience to pace their studies appropriately. The course aims to develop students' confidence and skills in preparation for entry into the working environment and/or postgraduate study.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A Foundation Studies Diploma, BTEC National Diploma or equivalent qualification in art and design is the normal entry requirement for this programme. Students of all ages and from all social backgrounds are recruited. Applicants demonstrating commitment to and knowledge of the subject on their application form are invited to interview where they will be required to present a collection of their creative work. The emphasis is on quality not quantity. You should be able to show evidence a variety of creative approaches and ideas through journals/sketchbooks. The programme is looking for practitioners who are prepared to work independently and who are self motivated.
  • Academic title
    BA Photography
  • Course description
    Contents of the BA in Photography.

    Level 1
    During this level you will be introduced to a range of practical and academic skills which will encourage you to test your preconceptions of photography and your own approach to the medium. This process is intended to help you make appropriate choices and develop your working skills within the increasing amount of self-directed project work you will be expected to do throughout the course.

    Alongside the project work are practical workshops in film processing, black and white and colour printing, studio practice, digital photography. Photoshop and larger format cameras will be available to students following this programme.

    Throughout the entire programme you will attend lectures and seminars in Visual Culture with students from across Bristol School of Art, Media and Design. This core module enables students to develop a rigorous critical and analytical approach to their own work and the work of others.

    Level 2

    At Level 2 you will further develop your creative practice through tutorial-led project work and increasingly be expected to involve yourself in peer-evaluation processes where you will be required to realistically appraise your own work and the work of your tutorial group. You will continue with the Visual Culture lectures and seminars in order to enhance your skills of critique.

    During this level you will also be expected to experiment creatively, add to your portfolio, acquire further practical skills and to develop your transferable professional skills through an increased contact with the world outside the University. In the second semester you will have the opportunity to study abroad or undertake work experience after consultation with the appropriate academic staff.

    Level 3

    In the final year of the programme you will undertake self-directed project and research work that reflects your own ambitions beyond undergraduate study. This will be negotiated with and supported by the academic staff. You will be expected to combine your creative practice with a high level of critical reflection culminating in the presentation of a substantial body of creative and written work.

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