Commercial Photography BA (Hons)

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  • with the personal touch

    Commercial Photography BA (Hons)

    Photography by Laurens Parsons Photography

  • Commercial Photography BA (Hons)

    What Ive enjoyed most aboutthe course is the freedom todevelop my own ideas especially in the IndependentDevelopment Project module.

    Jen Miles

    Why choose this course?Youll be encouraged to undertake someprestigious work experience at each levelof the course to enable you to discernyour individual pathway in yourprofessional vocation. Throughout yourstudy there will be a number ofopportunities to work directly with a rangeof clients. This exchange of creative ideasand experience between you and peopleworking in the industry is a core feature ofthe programme.

    What youll cover

    About the courseYou'll build up a mix of technical andcreative abilities in photography, includingtraditional craft based skills and skills innew digital technologies. You'll also lookat how to apply what you've learned inthe workplace.

    How youll learnThis course includes studio workshops,group and individual tutorials, seminarsand lectures. This is supported by aprogramme of visiting photographers andtrade suppliers.

    The assessment of all your practicalmodules is by submission of practicalwork, formal presentation of course work,and contribution to individual tutorials,group tutorials and seminars. The contextand dissertation modules require you tosubmit essay work and course work.Practical work makes up 75% of thecourse, and critical studies 25%.

    Your careerWorking closely with industry, this courseaims to give you the advantage you needwhen you're starting your career. Theacademic and practical skills youlldevelop enable you to be flexible whenworking in a variety of different areas,from commercial, advertising and editorialphotography through to location findingand management, photo retail, imagemanipulation or being a photographer's agent or picture researcher.

    You'll also be able to go on topostgraduate study, such as our MA Filmand Photography programme.

    Additional informationEach year we organise an educationalfield visit to a cultural centre in Europe orthe USA and we visit trade shows andgalleries nationally. Day-long field visits toa variety of locations are also offered. At the end of the third year, youll have theopportunity to showcase yourachievements as well as making vitalindustry contacts at our graduate DegreeShow.

    This creative festival is an ideal platformfor you to exhibit your work, and its areally high profile event in the citys artscalendar.

    We also provide support for graduatesstarting out in the creative industries,through our incubation unit - Banks Mill. It offers studio workspace and businessdevelopment activities, in a vibrant andthriving community of artists, designersand makers.

    AUTUMN Photography: Histories and

    TheoriesDigital Practice Analogue Process

    Professional WorkplaceDevelopment

    Visual StrategiesPhotography: Design and

    CommunicationSTAGE ONE

    Where you will study: Derby Campus Markeaton Street site

    Entry requirements: Academic 260 UCAS tariff points, ofwhich at least 220 must be from yourInternational Baccalaureate or equivalentqualification.

    Language A qualification such as IELTS6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) orTOEFL 550 (paper based), 213(computer based), 80 (internet based).See our website for other acceptedqualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698.

    Duration: 3 years full time

    Course fees: 10,510 per year**These fees apply if you are starting this course between

    September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you

    check fees as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

    Start date: September

    UCAS Code: W640


    AUTUMN Business and Professional

    PracticeCreative Communication Contemporary Digital Practice

    Reading Photography Combined Technologies STAGE TW



    AUTUMN Writing Photography

    (Dissertation)Assignment Photography (Self Negotiated)

    Professional Futures Independent Development Project



    If you dont have the appropriatequalifications for this course, you canapply to study Year Zero first.

    OptionsDiploma in Professional PracticeYoull have the opportunity of a placementyear between stages two and three whichwill lead to the Universitys Diploma inProfessional Practice qualification oncompletion of the following two modules: Applied Professional Practice Contemporary Issues in ProfessionalPractice.

  • Get in touchCameron Jinks


    T: +44 (0)1332 593216

    The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the mostup to date information.