If you have a passion for photography, this programme will give you a solid foundation in technical and creative skills. Working within a professional environment, you will learn how to use a range of equipment and technology. This will help you realise your potential to work and succeed within the photographic industry.
The Foundation Degree is a qualification intended to prepare graduates for employment. This course has been designed in consultation with professional practitioners and industry partners. It includes work based learning and placements, which are supported by academic study. There are also opportunities for study tours, seminars and project linked professional visits from local and national photographers as well as visiting London studios and photographers. Optional enrichment trips happen throughout the programme, recent examples include Paris Photo Festival, Amsterdam and Krakow.
This course runs on the following dates:
Start Date: September 2018. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email email@example.com.
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Mandela Building, Rye Hill Campus
As part of our work ready guarantee you will undertake a variety of industry linked projects and live briefs with employers giving you valuable experience of working as a practitioner within the photographic industry.
Work placements with local photographers, agencies and publications provide the opportunity to hone your skills. Previous placements have included; Alex Telfer Photography, Critical Tortoise Photography, Magenta Studios Newcastle, Spring Studios London, Stanleys Post Retouchers London, the Evening Chronicle and Venture Portraits.
This course is affiliated to the Association of Photographers and the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
Industry Average Salaries
Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:
Junior Level Role
Assistant Photographer - £11,000-£22,000
Middle Level Role
Experienced Photographer - £26,000-£35,000
Senior Level Role
Senior/Freelance Photographer - £40,000-£100,000