Our Fashion Photography (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio of work and gain the necessary skills to begin an undergraduate degree at The Cass.
It's the ideal choice if you’d like to study photography but don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year degree or would like to polish your skills before embarking on more rigorous study. On graduation you’ll be awarded the same title as students on the three-year degree.
Our Fashion Photography (including foundation year) BA (Hons) employs an imaginative approach to teaching to help you explore your potential within different creative practices and guides you towards establishing your own creative direction. You’ll end the year with a portfolio of high-quality work, which will evidence all of your newly acquired skills and your growth as a creative practitioner.
Our foundation year (Year 0) will incorporate all the art, design, photography and architecture disciplines at The Cass, so it will be shared with students studying other disciplines at the School. The shared curriculum will incorporate a range of short-term and long-term projects, during which you’ll gain a range of practical skills such as observational drawing, creative drawing, conceptual modeling, practical making, performance, colour, collage, curating and exhibiting. These techniques and creative practices will be framed in historical, contemporary and cultural discourse, allowing you to engage intellectually and help you develop into an informed and socially-engaged practitioner.
During the subsequent three-years of your studies, you’ll begin to focus on the discipline of fashion photography and you'll be joined by students who are in Year 1 of the standard degree. For further details about the content you’ll study following the foundation year, visit our Fashion Photography BA (Hons) page.
If, at the end of your foundation year, you decide that you’d like to change your specialism to a different discipline at The Cass, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.
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You’ll be assessed through practical and written coursework assignments throughout your course. There will be no examination and you’ll receive verbal and written feedback on your work and progress.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Year 0 modules include:
Year 1 modules include:
Year 2 modules include:
Year 3 modules include:
This degree will open doors for you to enter a photography career within a number of roles, including:
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). A foundation year at The Cass is the starting point for many of our art, architecture and design students and acts as an introduction to the wide range of creative practices explored within the University. You may join us with a clear idea of the subject you intend to study or you may use it as an opportunity to explore a number of different directions or experiment with your creativity. A foundation year degree is also a great choice if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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11 to 29 March 2020
Exhibition at Aldgate library as part of Women’s History Month 2020 features photography by students, alumni and staff of The Cass.
Thursday 27 February 2020 at 6.30pm
Talk by leading photographer as part of series in collaboration with London Independent Photographers.
Friday 14 February 2020, at 11pm
Cass alumna debuts new collection at London Fashion Week.
21st February, 5.45pm
Students at the Cass have been gearing up for the 6th annual first year catwalk show.
Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6.30pm
Latest lecture in series organised by London Independent Photography in partnership with The Cass.
The exhibition, In Limbo, was designed by Jacek Ludwig Scarso and reflected on the meaning of waiting.
Thursday 12 December 2019, 5pm to 8pm
Festive fine art open studio at Aldgate Bauhaus promises a feast of student creativity- and charity fundraiser auction.
Friday 6 December 2019
Cass design students sell their work at annual winter fair.
Heather McDonough and Fiona Yaron-Field's work selected as part of an exhibition that celebrates diversity in Great Britain.
27 Aug-1 Sep
Postgraduate student exhibits at new group show in the East End
Cass Reader Simone Ten Hompel to deliver high profile talk at National Museums Scotland
Latest yearbook celebrates student work and achievements in 2018-19 academic year.
As well as claiming the prize as part of The Cass collective student Angela Blažanović claims top individual prize.