Foundation Year in Photography

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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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Undergraduate Individual Study Abroad

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Galway

Studying abroad helps you develop new perspectives on who you are as an artist, and to see your art and yourself through new eyes. BCA offers a transformative experience for the emerging artist, stripping away the noise, clutter and distraction of everyday urban life to allow for a greater exploration of creativity. [+]

Best Course Studies in Photography 2017. If you are ready to step away from the mainstream art school experience, then welcome to the Burren College of Art. Studying abroad helps you develop new perspectives on who you are as an artist, and to see your art and yourself through new eyes. BCA offers a transformative experience for the emerging artist, stripping away the noise, clutter and distraction of everyday urban life to allow for a greater exploration of creativity. With a maximum college enrollment of 55 students, the intimate community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, artists-in-residents and visiting artists creates an exciting platform for discussion, artistic collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchanges. Students are assigned their own studio space for the duration of their programme, to which they have access 24/7. Our courses are delivered both in-studio, on a tutorial basis or as group courses. Tutorial courses are taught through scheduled 1-to-1 contact in a students own studio, supplemented by regular scheduled group presentations, discussions and critiques. Group courses are taught as a unified class, with all students present with the tutor at the same time, along with individual advising sessions. Students normally take 5 courses during the semester, each carrying 3 credits. There is a diverse array of courses from which to choose in the areas of Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, as well as adjunct courses such as Mixed Media, Art in Context and Live Art. We also offer non-studio courses in Art History, Creative Writing and Irish Studies; an... [-]

International Foundation Programme in Art

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Art Foundation Programme is for advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio to progress onto Higher Education. This course is normally a requirement for entry to BA (Hons) degree programmes at prestigious art schools. [+]

What is the Art Foundation Programme? The Art Foundation Programme is for advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio to progress onto Higher Education. This course is normally a requirement for entry to BA (Hons) degree programmes at prestigious art schools. It gives you the opportunity to explore your creative potential and specialist area of study. The Foundation Diploma is a 1-year practical, creative and intensive course. The course is diagnostic in approach, enabling students to explore a wide range of specialist areas before deciding on a future direction within the subject. Students find this course exciting challenging and rewarding. If you are interested in a creative and commercial career and are interested in the art and design world, this could be the course for you! Key Course Features: Qualification: Level 4 Diploma Accreditation: Pearson Level: 4 Mode: Full-time Duration: 1 year Who is the course for? Advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio in order to progress to higher education. You may be thinking of a career in Art and Design but unsure of what possible directions you could take. You may feel you haven’t really tried out many areas of Art and Design. You might be unclear about the contents of the portfolio required when applying for a degree course. Our foundation course is designed to answer your creative questions, help you make the right choices and reach your potential. It will give you confidence, practical skills and the theoretical understanding to take the... [-]

Higher Education Programmes - Foundation Degrees

City College Brighton & Hove
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Brighton

Our high quality, professionally-focused higher education courses equip students to succeed in a variety of industries. [+]

Best Course Studies in Photography 2017. Our high quality, professionally-focused higher education courses equip students to succeed in a variety of industries. Our foundation degree courses blend academic and work-related learning and cover the key knowledge and skills employers are looking for. They prepare students for employment through a variety of methods, including placements, industry-related teaching and assessment as well as personal and career planning. At the end of a 2-year foundation degree students can choose to either graduate and find employment, or progress to a one year top-up course leading to a full Bachelors degree with honours. Available in the following subjects: - Arts Management - Biological Sciences - Business - Creative Music Production - Photography - Event & Tourism Management - Hospitality & Event Management - Hospitality & Tourism Managment - Travel & Tourism Management - Food & Culinary Arts Please note that your previous education, your level of English and visa restrictions may limit the choices available to you. All courses are subject to entry requirements. [-]