Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

BA Photography (Top-Up One year) - P103

12 Quays Full Time Higher Education Duration 32 weeks

This is a one year top up course for students who hold a level 5 qualification in Photography, or related level and subject qualifications, allowing you to gain a BA Hons Photography (Level 6).

The course will allow students to develop and refine their practice in Photography, gaining professional practice, research and publishing skills as well as experience in exhibiting their work.

BA Photography (Top-Up Year) is validated by the University of Chester.

Course Details

This course looks to equip students with the ability to apply and continuously develop their technical knowledge and practical skills within complex and challenging contexts.

Experienced staff will support and encourage students to develop their own visual language to communicate their vision with personality, skill and intellectual meaning.

Through lectures, seminars and workshops, students will develop skills that will enable them to positively contribute to culture, society, and the economy from within their chosen photographic speciality. Leading to developing skills of critical enquiry, investigation and analysis of a range of different sources and utilise the outcome for the development of creative and thought-provoking photographic output.

The college aims to provide a student experience that fosters autonomy, individuality and creativity and promotes accountability for their achievements.

Through study on this course, students will foster independent learning and enquiry and encourage critical self-awareness and independent judgement. As well as equipping students with the confidence and courage to make sound judgements based on extensive enquiry, evaluation and analysis of facts, concepts, and research data.

Wirral Met College and its staff will provide an environment that allows students to become independent thinkers and creative art practitioners.

Level 6 is designed initially to consolidate and intensify personal directions of study. You are expected to demonstrate a higher level of creative independence by working on self-directed and live projects that relate to your chosen field. The Level concludes with a Private View and Public Degree Exhibition which will demonstrate a level of study and research skills capable of sustaining your own practice on completion of the course.

Entry Guidelines

A Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in the area of photography, or the equivalent. Note: Applicants may be required to attend a virtual interview for portfolio review.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

To be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed throughout the course via a portfolio of your work, along with written work surrounding critical, historical and theoretical studies in the form of essays and assignments.

Additional Information

Fees are to increase to £8340 per year for 23/24 entry, subject to approval.

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Starting 25th September 2023 - Ending - 25th June 2024

REF P103P001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

Fee : £8340.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24. Find out more about student loans for Higher Education Programmes.

Course information correct at 28.02.23

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