MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography

MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography
Course Code AD6-06-15
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 3 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Design Crafts)

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

or

2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level Passes Compulsory A-Level: Photography or Art or English

Other Entry Requirements Interview and portfolio
Course Description Photography is a very exciting practice which is growing rapidly.  This degree is open to students who would like to express themselves by exploring the art of photography – to produce images which communicate effectively with their intended audience.  The course introduces a variety of learning experiences, ranging from professional commercial photography to experimental image making.  Students will familiarise themselves with the basic foundations of image-making, both as a moving image as well as still photography.  They will explore still image recording and finishing for commercial and artistic endeavours, using industry-standard equipment.  In their final year, students will be given the opportunity to research and develop their own individual practice.
Study/Course Delivery
Assessment
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Investigate, interpret, and critically evaluate a range of photographic productions and techniques

2. Develop in-depth understanding of the professional handling of various photographic media tools and equipment

3. Manage individual and group work activities while engaging with complex situations in the production of work

4. Develop own individual professional identity and visual practice

Core Study Units
  • Digital Media in the Visual Arts
  • Reporting for the Digital Media
  • Visual Thinking
  • Lens-based Media
  • Reading the Image
  • Independent Media Practice
  • Media tools and Techniques
  • Storytelling and Narratives
  • Critical Thinking
  • Contextual Studies and Research Methods
  • Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
Specialist Units
  • Creative Alternative Photography
  • Macro, Location and Nature Photography
  • Photojournalism and Street Photography
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Product and Table-Top Studio Photograph
  • Furniture and Interiors Photography
  • Wedding, Fashion and Editorial Photography
  • Advertising and Commercial Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Event Organisation and Implementation
  • Professional Photographic Practice
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion After the completion of the first 120 ECTS relating to the first two years of the programme, students will be awarded a Higher Diploma in Photography.
Career Opportunities
  • Commercial photographer
  • Fashion or wedding photographer
  • Photo journalist / editor
  • Fine art photographer

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