A welcoming course, taught in small groups, aims to provide students with professional and academic development, enabling them to become creative individuals that are responsive to the needs of the Photographic, and associated industries. Students will progress through three levels of study and will be provided with the opportunity to develop a sustained body of commercially viable, independent, practical work, in conjunction with a body of academic research.
On completion of the course, graduates should be able to advance professionally, and contribute significantly within the field of Photography.
Students should possess at least:
A minimum of 3 A Levels at grade C or above or 240 UCAS points
A BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent with MMM grade or
A BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies, Art & Design or
A mature student with a substantial portfolio of photographic work
Plus – a minimum of grade C in GCSE English
Course Content and Delivery:
The degree is assessed by coursework submission.
There are formal lectures, practical workshops and seminars.
Each year we have an international visit (Berlin 2016), and UK gallery and Location trips.
Modules studied include:
Level 4: Studio photography, Digital imaging, Visual language, Photo essay, Darkroom
Level 5: Specialist practice, Negotiated practice, Multimedia, Professional practice
Level 6: Advanced independent practice, Dissertation, Professional Photographic Practice
How to find us
The Arts Academy is in the centre of Cardiff, right by the train station, and near all amenities.
The building houses professional quality Photographic Studios, Mac suites and darkrooms.