Ravensbourne

BA (Hons) Digital Photography

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Digital Photography is the creation of pictures for use on screen and print platforms. This course is accredited by the Association of Photographers (AOP) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) providing graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the photographic industry.

Graduates leave Ravensbourne industry ready and go on to work across a range areas such as photojournalism, editorial, documentary, portraiture, advertising, fashion, music, architecture, picture research and PR.

This course provides an education in the broader areas of digital photographic practice, and an understanding of the rapidly changing principles and methods that underpin new and emerging creative commercial practice. You will be encouraged to develop your own distinctive portfolio and support this with a high level of technical skill, whilst understanding the theory of photography. The course is industry focused, encouraging students to seek opportunities for
placements at top London agencies and photographers while offering opportunities to work with other students across the college across different disciplines, as a result students are commercially aware and highly regarded and sought after within the field. You will study through a mix of practice and theory-based learning that is entirely digitally focussed and will be supported by teaching staff and visiting professionals who will all bring further industry perspectives.  

 

Course details

Type
Undergraduate

UCAS Code
W640

Duration
3 years full time

Fees
See below

Validating body
Ravensbourne

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

Admission queries: admissions@rave.ac.uk

Careers

  • Photojournalism
  • Fashion photography
  • Advertising
  • Digital advertising

What your course will look like

Year 1

You will build fundamental skills in photographic equipment not only still but also motion and post-production software alongside a working proficiency and knowledge of the industry. You will begin to think about your own practice and build confidence in image generation and platform selection.

Year 2

You will gain a greater understanding of equipment and software such as Leica M, Phase One and Hassleblad and Linhof medium format cameras, and think about the specialist areas of photography and where they are applied. This will allow you to enhance your practice and develop your approach to your digital creative work. We set a variety of live project briefs, and encourage students to take up placements in industry.

Year 3

You will bring your learning together in a final major digital photography project, ready for exhibition at the degree show. By this stage many students will already be published and working on projects in the creative industries. Alongside this, you will create a self-initiated, experimental brief that addresses your own personal creative direction, and will form part of your principal working portfolio. We ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.

Progression

Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Communication Design at Ravensbourne.

 

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