FdA Film and Photography Level 5
This foundation degree has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable you to play a significant role in the rapidly expanding digital and creative media industries, with a particular focus on film and photography. At the end of your course, you will be capable of producing high-quality short films, screenplays and photographs, as well as embracing an understanding of critical and historical traditions in these disciplines.
During your studies you will consider a variety of production practices, including digital filmmaking, screenwriting and digital photography. You will also be developing professionally focused research skills, as well as pre and post-production techniques. The history of film and photography will also be considered, where you will learn the theoretical approaches to understanding and evaluating these forms of media.
You will have access to the latest industry-standard equipment and software, and the skills you develop on the course will be directly transferable to employment opportunities within the creative media sector. Throughout this course you will be encouraged to develop a critical and reflective approach to your own practice, enabling you to adapt and grow as an independent practitioner. Upon completion, you will have developed both technical and transferable skills, which could lead to a range of careers within this dynamic and evolving sector.
Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students) develops the underpinning knowledge and principles associated with Film and Photography.
Level 5 (Year 2 for full-time students) develops the foundations of understanding from Level 4 to support with the progression of more critical thinking skills.
You’ll be learning in our visionary and innovative Hi Tech & Digital Centre, a world-class facility.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
Year 1 modules:
Introductory Skills (Film and Photography) – 20 Credits
Documentary – 20 Credits
Narrative – 20 Credits
Digital Tools: Software, Systems and Applications – 20 Credits
Developing Collaborative Practice – 20 Credits
Understanding Contextual Referencing – 20 Credits
Year 2 modules:
Producing and Directing for Screen – 20 Credits
Portraiture – 20 Credits
Professional Engagement – 20 Credits
Negotiated Research – 20 Credits
Final Major Project – 40 Credits
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