Foundation Year Programs in Photography

A foundation year is a program designed for students looking to better understand a subject without committing to a four-year program. These courses can serve as a graduate’s first step toward higher education or as a means of entering the workforce. What is a foundation year in photography? This type of program usually serves as a building block for anyone looking to work as a photographer… Read more

A foundation year is a program designed for students looking to better understand a subject without committing to a four-year program. These courses can serve as a graduate’s first step toward higher education or as a means of entering the workforce.

What is a foundation year in photography? This type of program usually serves as a building block for anyone looking to work as a photographer in some capacity. Students will frequently take studio classes that allow them to learn helpful photographic techniques and also understand the modern equipment professional photographers use. In many cases students will have the choice of focusing on either the artistic side of photography or the technological aspects, which may then involve a digital component to the coursework.

Any hopeful photographer should be able to benefit from a year of photography classes. Graduates are typically prepared to continue studying this craft or seek out work either taking pictures or instructing other artists.

The cost of a foundation year program will vary from one institution to the next. If you’re looking to find out what type of fees you can expect, it’s best to reach out directly to potential universities. 

Completing a foundation year in photography will potentially put you in line to start working immediately as a freelance photographer. Many individuals who finish this type of program find work as event photographers or working in a studio creating portraits. Depending on the focus of your foundation course, you might find employment assisting cinematographers or another professional photographer. There are often jobs available in studios and galleries for these graduates as well.

Whether you’re serious about becoming a career photographer or just interested in improving your skills with a camera, a foundation year can be beneficial. If you’d like to learn more, search for your program below and contract directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Barking & Dagenham College
Dagenham, United Kingdom

Our photography programmes provide at the core an engaging framework in contemporary photography. Students develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic freedo ... +

Our photography programmes provide at the core an engaging framework in contemporary photography. Students develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic freedom in art and commercial practices. This two-year Foundation Degree (FDA) in Photography is delivered at Barking & Dagenham College's Rush Green campus, in partnership with UEL (University of East London). If you successfully complete the FDA Photography programme you could move on to study for the BA (Hons) in Photography, which is also offered in partnership with UEL. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Online College of Art & Design
Stevenage, United Kingdom

This stimulating and transformative photography course will empower you to enter the profession of photography. It will shape your identity as a photographer who possesses the ... +

This stimulating and transformative photography course will empower you to enter the profession of photography. It will shape your identity as a photographer who possesses the confidence and skills to challenge the contemporary practice. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online