• Foundation Degree
  • Creative & Digital Media

Course Details

Foundation Degree
Subject Area
Creative & Digital Media
Age Group
Degree Courses

Fielden Campus
(Full Time - 2 years)

Awarding Body
Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Designed to provide both the analogue and digital skills required by professional photographers in the modern world, this Foundation Degree in Contemporary Photographic Practices is ideal for anyone with creative flair and a passion for success in this industry.
    Combining both theory work and research with practical assignments, you’ll learn all about the cultural history and design practice of photography, exploring a wide variety of images in a number of contexts, from fashion and street style to advertising campaigns and designer look-books. You’ll then develop the technical skills required for art direction and digital publishing.
    You’ll always be encouraged to experiment, both in your shoots and as you learn more about digital image production and manipulation. With live briefs set by employers, you’ll be working in real environments, building relevant skills and relationships, and developing a wide knowledge of photographic practices in the industry. This course is validated through Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Along with a portfolio of relevant creative work, you’ll need to have either a BTEC Level 3 Diploma with a minimum grade of Merit, Pass, Pass, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate with a Merit, Merit or above in an art or design related subject area.
    This will be a minimum of 160 UCAS points. Alternatively, you’ll have an equivalent Level 3 qualification. If you’re a mature applicant (aged 21 or over), you should be able to show us the relevant skills and experience you’ve gained whilst working in an industry role.

  • The entire assessment for this foundation degree will be based on your photographic portfolio and coursework.

  • Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a Foundation Degree in Photography that you may want to ‘top up’ with an extra year of study, converting your qualification into a BA (Hons) degree with us at The Manchester College.
    You’ll have developed a wide range of skills and sector experience to enjoy any number of career paths in the creative industry. Link to Careers These could range from commercial photography and magazine photojournalism, to subject specific photography or work as freelancer with your own company!

  • Tuition fees and funding can be a little confusing, which is why we’ve put together a dedicated finance page, Fees, Funding and Finance to help you understand all your options. You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

  • Do you want to know more about this course or find out how it could help your career? Just get in touch and ask away! Link to Enquiries
    Our course enquires team are always willing to answer any questions you have about studying at The Manchester College, whether it’s about this qualification in particular or about applications, enrolment, or student finance.

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