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On this course you will explore the evolving role of photography in the 21st century while developing a distinct identity as a photographer. This course balances academic study with hands-on photographic practice. Our teaching focuses on photography as a profession and a visual language appropriate for the creative industries. This course will support you in developing a professional practice centered around your passions.
The course is flexible, with the opportunity to specialise in:
- contemporary art practice.
You will learn a broad range of skills from moving image production to concept generation, social media implementation, and analogue and darkroom practice.
You will learn from leading photographers and creatives working within the creative industries. You will gain strong technical, creative and communicative skills, all informed by an understanding of photography as a visual language in the 21st century.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
This course is structured around a sequence of six photography projects. Your learning will incorporate creative experimentation, critical and historical approaches, professional standards and technical methods.
The Photography projects focus on the development of your practice, voice and identity as a photographer.
The Histories and Theories modules are linked to practical work, bringing depth, intelligence and insights to your practice. This will ensure the development of transferable skills, so that you can graduate confident, articulate and culturally aware in preparation for a wide range of career opportunities.
Professional Contexts modules are about the process of translating great ideas, personal interests and creative work into realisable, professional propositions. You will develop a range of practical skills in order to do this.
After you graduate
You will graduate with an informed knowledge of the industry and strong technical competencies. Your specialisations and industry understanding will allow you to stand out from the crowd. You will have developed your practice, voice and identity as a photographer and visual communicator. The course has strong links with the creative industries, locally, nationally and globally, who offer a rich network of expertise and support, bringing invaluable first-hand accounts of professional life and offering perspectives throughout the three years of the course.
Potential career options include: photographic practice, publishing, marketing, television production, film production, post-production, design studios, social media, photo editor/researcher, curation, press relations and teaching.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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