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BA(Hons)Fashion Photography

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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Join the next generation of creative image-makers, at the centre of one of the most dynamic and high-growth visual terrains: fashion. Whether it’s captivating photography, moving image or alternative photographic processes, fashion photography has the power to define cultural aesthetic.

Being largely practice led, you’ll blend creativity with frontline technology across a range of media, growing a knowledge base underpinned by cultural studies. We’ll help you develop the skills, confidence and imagination to make your mark in this exciting but highly competitive world.

Through the industry-led curriculum, you’ll learn about fashion style and its relationship to culture, and become equipped to work on location as well as in the studio. You’ll engage with both analogue and digital image-making, as well as learn to produce a fashion film. You’ll form vital working networks with stylists, model agencies, hair and make-up artists, fashion designers. set builders and web designers. You’ll be immersed in the professional world.

Approaching the production of fashion imagery from a critical as well as experimental point of view, you’ll explore the latest image-making techniques such as 3D scanning using software algorithms, photogrammetry or projection mapping.

You’ll have the opportunity to think about the world of fashion photography from an interdisciplinary point of view, exploring practices of the still and the moving image as well as performance, installation and digital media. You’ll be encouraged to seek international work experiences to gain a diverse and global understanding of the industry. We’ll help you to develop a strong professional identity and an individual portfolio that showcases your distinctive style as an image-maker.

Programme structure

*Year One *

During year one you’ll explore the analytical, creative and technical potential of fashion photography, both in the studio and on location. A series of editorial and advertising briefs with accompany lectures and workshops to encourage you to understand the expressive and dynamic nature of fashion image-making. You’ll be encouraged to explore your personal identity as a practitioner through investigating how personal practice relates to a broader arena of art and design.

o Optional study trips during London Fashion Week
o Opportunity to interview industry professionals. Previous interviews include Rankin, Tim Walker, Nick Knight, David Bailey and Mary Katrantzou
o Opportunity to create a Zine with Clive Crook, founding art director of ELLE magazine, UK
o Explore practice in studio and on location
o Post-production: high-end retouching and compositing
o The business of working as a fashion photographer
o Histories and theories

*Year Two *

The creative possibilities in fashion image-making are infinite. This year seeks to explore the impact of new media through experimental fashion film, animation and the manipulation of photographic imagery using non-destructive retouching. A platform for discussion and experimentation encourages students to realise a diverse portfolio of work that demonstrates a sensitive and considered use of light, colour. tone, composition and form. You’ll also negotiate a personal body of work to locate individual interests, develop specialist practices and explore a ‘signature style’ of image-making.

o Optional study trip to an international fashion centre
o Live project collaboration with industry brands and clients
o Live brief explores fashion filmmaking. photography or animation
o Digital imaging: Advanced high-end retouching and compositing
o Histories and theories
o Erasmus placement opportunities
o Continued contact with industry professionals

*Year Three *
In year three you’ll define and complete a final major project and be encouraged to exhibit your work. You’ll explore critical reflection. self-awareness and should develop your own professional identity. You’ll gain an increased awareness of the need for a resourceful and professional approach towards building a career as a professional image-maker. and devise a personal strategy for continuing your practice and advancing your skills.

o Professional development as a fashion photographer
o Final major project
o Major exhibition
o Extended research project

Career opportunities

o Fashion Photographer or Filmmaker
o Picture Editor or researcher
o Agent o Creative Art Director or Manager
o Retouching Artist or Multimedia Specialist
o Roles in related fields of fashion, film and advertising

Student placements have included:
o Harper’s Bazaar
o i-D o Ted Baker
o Paul Smith
o DC
o Wonderland
o Big Sky Studios
o Christopher Kane
o Hunger Magazine
o 1883 Magazine
o Toni & Guy

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States