Photography

Short Course - Foundation

Photography | Foundation
This course uses black and white film to teach the basic principles of photography and the SLR camera.

It will provide hands on experience in the darkroom of developing film and making prints and instruction on 35mm manually operated SLR film cameras. These are photographic skills that are equally applicable to using either digital or film cameras.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
1/3 Oct - 19/21 Nov 2018
Semester Two:
7/9 Jan - 25/27 Feb 2019
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
Mondays or Wednesdays
7.00pm - 9.30pm

You will learn how to develop film, make prints using enlargers and be introduced to toning and the creative possibilities of working hands on with chemical processes. You will be shown the basic workings of the photographic studio and are encouraged to keep a visual diary during the course to become a personal journal of your development.

You will require a suitable manual 35mm SLR camera, although other fully manual film cameras can be used. You may wish to wait until the course starts if you need to make a purchase with advice from your tutor, cameras are easily obtainable.

 

Please note that some courses may include classes that meet out on location requiring students to travel to alternative venues, possibly on a Saturday or Sunday.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

Assessment

This course is not formally assessed. 

Support

Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support

 

Foundation Photography provides an excellent starting point for beginners.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.

 

Course fee: £325

Refunds

A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

STUDENT ID CARDS

Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:  

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OTHER FEES AND CHARGES 

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

DISCLAIMER

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:

STUDENT FINANCE

 

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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Apply

Apply direct to the university using our online application form. 

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.