Level 5 Multimedia (Photography/Moving Image) Foundation Degree

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This course teaches photography & moving image disciplines for the digital age. The course encourages independent creative thinking and teaches you the techniques to put your vision into practice. This course will help you to achieve a broad skills base in the areas of photography, writing, research and communication, all of which are required by potential employers and recognised as essential in the image industry. Within the course, emphasis placed upon creative problem solving, design and visual awareness within image design. The photography/moving image course focuses on a wide range of multimedia skills including: photography; moving image; interactive multimedia; and graphic design.
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This course teaches photography & moving image disciplines for the digital age. The course encourages independent creative thinking and teaches you the techniques to put your vision into practice. This course will help you to achieve a broad skills base in the areas of photography, writing, research and communication, all of which are required by potential employers and recognised as essential in the image industry. Within the course, emphasis placed upon creative problem solving, design and visual awareness within image design. The photography/moving image course focuses on a wide range of multimedia skills including: photography; moving image; interactive multimedia; and graphic design.
This full-time two-year course specialises in the artistic and creative aspects of photography production. It is designed for the concept creator with an eye for quality imagery and conceptual development. Strong abilities in image composition, visual research and image origination are essential qualities you will need, as well as an ability to learn the computer techniques required for digital photography production and editing.

Within the course, emphasis is placed upon creative problem solving, design and visual awareness within the interactive design industries. The photography/moving image course focuses on a wide range of multimedia skills including: digital photography; moving image; interactive media; and graphic design.

This course is suitable for students wishing to extend their creative & technical skills in digital imagery to prepare for a career in digital related industries. Students will examine in depth the work of photographers/film makers in both a contemporary & historical context, through a series of formal lectures, tutorials & research work that is linked to the production of your practical & written coursework. The course is underpinned by the creative use of digital technology. Emphasis is placed on vocational working, research and analysis of project work. You will be encouraged develop your individual creative ability and support this with the development of a high level of technical skills.

Year 1 lays the groundwork for the innovative exploration of ideas; ideas that have a strong contextual foundation. Throughout the course, you will develop your own area of interest within photography and moving image, which will complement developing design awareness within the subject.

Year 2 offers you the chance to gain professional experience through involvement with client briefs & professional work. The course will culminate in the proposition and execution of your own design brief which will be displayed in an end of year show.

  • Graphic design & illustration
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Visual culture
  • Sound & moving image
  • Professional practice
  • Critical view
  • Studio practice
  • Final major project proposal & research
  • Final major project resolution

If you choose to study this course on a three-year part-time basis, tutors will arrange the appropriate sequence of delivery for you.

Students must have between 100 and 240 UCAS points from the following:

  • At least two 'A' Levels at 'A2', with one in a related subject area
  • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a media, IT or art & design-related subject area
  • Advanced Diploma with relevant Principal or Additional & Specialist Learning (ASL)
  • International Baccalaureate

Mature students with relevant experience and/or qualifications, including an Access to HE Diploma within a relevant area, are welcome to apply. You will be invited to attend an interview.


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