When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 26 September 2024 - 11 June 2026 ( 360 hours, 30 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Chelsea Centre

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C24PGYF03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Our BA top-up will offer a unique opportunity to develop your individual creative practice and build excellent industry standard photography skills. This is a Level 6 programme for those who have successfully completed a HND in photography, or relevant subject and wish to achieve a BA honours qualification. During the course you will take a practical approach to exploring imagery within contemporary contexts and will be supported to extend your creative vision and professionalism. You will explore more adventurous and experimental outcomes on the margins of traditional practice, which will extend your critical understanding and will allow you to develop your creativity and enrich your portfolio. This course will not only provide you with subject specific versatile skills, but also with an invaluable range of transferable skills, such as contextual understanding, research, collaboration, and communication skills, as well as opportunities to participate in contemporary cultural debates and industry engagement. Our group sizes are small and our traditional black and white wet darkroom, as well as state of the art photographic studio, will give you the opportunity to engage fully in your studies. Where appropriate, online teaching will form part of the programme delivery, while hybrid learning will provide the opportunity of joining the class remotely. During your studies, you will be supported by our team of tutors with professional experience as photography practitioners, in regular one-to-one online tutorials. This is a current AOP (Association of Photographers) accredited course, that offers all students a free AOP student membership for the duration of their studies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply research and planning techniques to develop a photographic strategy on a self-initiated project that explores current photographic trends
  • Analyse the characteristics of photographic images in different contexts and effectively use camera techniques to communicate thought-provoking concepts through image making
  • Create innovative images using a range of up-to-date post-production techniques
  • Apply darkroom techniques effectively to produce high quality b and w prints that explore the relationship between technique and bespoke output
  • Create and present a strong photographic portfolio in an online platform, that shows their practical and conceptual development

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BA (Hons) in Photography (Top Up) - Morley College London [RAVENSBOURNE]

Class format and activities

• Active learning through workshop-based teaching alongside ideas-led sessions to develop students’ practical and conceptual skills • Group discussions that support concept development and encourage the sharing of good practice. • One -to-one support and constructive feedback to develop the skills and confidence to succeed independently • Regularly reviewed progress towards achieving the learning outcomes • Access to 24-7 learning, supported by dynamic online live and recorded resources • Enriched learning with a range of study visits to museums and galleries

Entry requirements

• Applicants should have completed a Higher National Diploma (HND), or a Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc), or equivalent international qualification in Photography, or a relevant subject. • They should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language • Commitment to study, including the ability to complete work within specified deadlines • A digital portfolio of own photographic work that will be presented/discussed in the interview

What you need

Professionalism, the ability to work independently and willingness to collaborate with others. You will need to own a DSLR, or mirrorless camera and have access to a computer.

What you can do next

The BA (Hons) top-up year is equivalent to the third year of a university degree and will allow those who have completed a HND or equivalent to achieve a full BA (Hons) Degree. Once you successfully complete this course you can continue and join a postgraduate programme at University. Alternatively, you can start your own photography business, or seek employment as a photographer.