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Photography (Year 4 Direct Entry) BA (Hons)

(SCQF level 9)

Fine Arts & Photography, Faculty of Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 4 years

28th Aug 2017, 4 years

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

In this course, you'll develop the practical and critical skills needed for a practicing photographer. Guest lectures and workshop sessions are an essential element, with opportunities for business, entrepreneurship and enterprise activities.

A self-directed approach to your studies will allow you to tailor your portfolio towards your own photographic interests. During the fourth year of this course, you'll focus on and develop your skills and knowledge towards your own photographic goals.

As a City of Glasgow College student, you’ll work in state of the art facilities within our new City Campus, including specialist photographic studios, highly specified photographic equipment (such as medium format digital Hasselblad camera systems in addition to Canon EOS DSLR camera equipment).

On successful completion of this course, you'll be trained to the highest level, with a specific emphasis placed upon developing the skills and experience you'll require to enter a career in the creative industries. It is expected that throughout your fourth year of study, you'll formulate a well-planned progression route or career pathway. For more information on job prospects and work experience opportunities, please visit here

Applications for this course should be made through UCAS

This Photography degree is delivered by City of Glasgow College and validated by University of the West of Scotland.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • BA Photography (SCQF level 9); AND
  • You'll be assessed on your professional portfolio.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be asked to participate in a 15 minute interview and portfolio review where your key influences and motivations will be discussed.

What you study

Major elements you’ll study for include:

  • Extended Essay related to your photographic practice. 
  • Major Photographic Project (you’ll plan and produce practical work throughout the academic year).

After the course

Careers

Entry to professional practice within your chosen specialism or sector of the Creative Industries via self-employment is the most likely destination for graduates of this programme.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course involves project-based learning, with class critiques facilitating feedback and peer review of your work, with active student participation essential in creating a culture of shared practice and mutual support. 

As an honours level degree student, you'll be expected to be exceptionally motivated and self-directing in devising and producing course work.

The course is delivered by highly skilled tutors from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms. As part of the major project, you'll be required to find and access a professional mentor to supplement feedback on your work by peers and tutors and manage your time and workload effectively.

In addition to practical work, you'll be expected to carry out written assignments including a 6000 word extended essay under the supervision of an individual tutor.

Assessment methods

You’ll receive feedback in a variety of ways on all submitted project work which will be awarded an individual grade. Importantly all fourth-year grades do contribute to the final classification of your Honours Degree.

Additional Information

Materials

The practical project basis of this course means that you’ll be required to fund and produce a variety of printed images and present these in a variety of formats. 

The production of your final year showcase materials will also be necessary. The unique nature of such submissions means that it is not possible to estimate any specific costs. 

Currently, fourth-year students are participating in the “Free Range London” Photography Showcase and the cost of participation should be planned for.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 4 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome