Canterbury Christ Church University - Photography with Foundation Year

Canterbury Christ Church University

Photography with Foundation Year

A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject.

Our staff, all experienced professionals, will teach you how to produce photographs that really stand out. Surrounded by other creative students in our new Daphne Oram building you’ll enjoy working in industry-standard darkrooms and studios.

You’ll learn about analogue and digital techniques. The course also embeds excellent project management skills. Each year you’ll have the chance to produce and organise exhibitions or publications.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points. We will also welcome applications from students with few or no formal Level 3 qualifications who wish to return to education and applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

You do not need to have significant prior knowledge of arts and humanities related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System)

Career Prospects

Our course will open your eyes to different aspects of photography and help you view it from a fresh perspective. From developing practical photographic skills to exploring visual research, this specialist course will enable you to understand and appreciate photography as a means of communication and creative expression.

Course Details

You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

Practical workshops will teach you the skills and technical knowledge you'll need to produce your coursework. Lectures will give you a firm grounding in the theoretical aspects of photography and will help you to develop your critical understanding of photographic practices. Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and enable you to express your ideas, observations and experiences in a supportive academic environment. In addition to these three learning approaches, you'll present your work regularly during critiques, where academic staff and your peers will help you to develop your work and improve the quality of the course work you produce.

You'll also meet with your academic personal tutor to get personal support on your academic journey.

During all the practical workshops, you'll be introduced to specialist facilities and after this initial introduction you'll have access to these throughout your course.

You'll typically have around 12 contact hours per week, but your actual contact hours depend on the optional modules you select.

Year 1

Introduction to Creative Photographic Practice 1
Introduction to Creative Photographic Practice 2
Introduction to Photographic Studies
Visual Research
Introduction to Digital Imaging: Photography
Photography in Context

Year 2

Advanced Creative Photographic Practice 1
Advanced Creative Photographic Practice 2
Analogue Photography and Darkroom Practice
Documenting the Real: Photography
Sequential Design
Photographer on Film

Year 3

Independent Study by Major Practical Project
Individual Study by Dissertation
Mixed Media Project
Professional Practice

Life and Study
Understanding Arts and Humanities
Being Human
Foundation Introduction to Media, Art and Design
Foundation Media and Visual Communications
Ways of Seeing Aesthetics
Analysing British Cinema

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