FdA Photography

For 2020 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 5 Arts & Media

Our exciting and vibrant new FdA Photography programme is built upon the years of existing good practice to be found in the Arts and Media Department at Cornwall College Camborne.

Photography is a popular, challenging and competitive subject. As such our new programme has been designed to ensure our graduates are tenacious, flexible and excited by the new opportunities that are available in photography and are fully aware of the niches that can be carved within the creative industries.

To ensure a dynamic student experience, as a FdA Photography student you will be located within the existing BA (Hons)/ FdA Art & Design Practice studio spaces, sharing a range of facilities including an HE Common Room. You will also enjoy your own subject specific teaching areas, including a photography studio and dark room facilities.

Smaller teaching groups are a positive element of the programme, ensuring you receive the expert attention that you need to become a successful photographer. However, the programme cohorts will be large enough for you to collaborate with fellow students and undertake group projects.

Opportunities will exist to support you if your interest lies in photo-journalism or contemporary fashion, or if you wish to develop specialisms in the use of either digital or conventional photographic technology. Photography specific visits and trips will take part throughout the programme as part of the curriculum. Location photography shoots in Cornwall, in both countryside and coastal regions, will also form part of the programme.

Upon completion of the FdA Photography, subject to interview, you can choose to progress on to the BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice (top-up degree) programme at Cornwall College Camborne

Possible Career options:

  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Camera Operator
  • Re toucher
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Picture Editor
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Stylist
  • Production Manager
  • Moving Image Editor
  • Studio Manager
  • Sports Photographer
  • Commercial Art Gallery Manager
  • Brand Ambassador/Sales Promotion Executives
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Forensic Photographer
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Wildlife Natural History Photographer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Web Editor

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: To be confirmed
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Fees: Fees Explained
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Year One Indicative Modules

  • Personal and Employability Skills Development 
  • Visual Language and Research 
  • Materials and Process 1
  • Materials and Process 2
  • Ideas at Work
  • Extramural Project 

Year Two Indicative Modules

  • Photographic Evaluation
  • Practice in Context
  • Photographic Consolidation
  • Professional Identity
  • Final Negotiated Photographic Project 

*Modules are subject to change and availability



FdA Photography

Start Date

September 2020




2 Years full-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information