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Our Digital Imaging and Photography foundation degree and BA (Hons) Top up are designed for those wanting to develop advanced practice and a clear understanding of how imagery can be utilised to communicate and express their vision or interpretation of the world.

You will study in well-equipped mac suits, lighting studios and darkrooms, and will receive focused one to one support from tutors and facilitators with extensive industry experience and a real passion for the subject. During the course, you will be encouraged to experiment and explore your own ideas through projects which resolve both practical and critical issues.

Professional practice is a core element of our courses and developing an understanding of industry expectations, skill levels and professional behaviour further underpins them. This approach is focused throughout as you develop an in-depth knowledge of the medium and your chosen field on a number of levels, so you can become a highly independent and flexible practitioner, both creatively and vocationally. Both courses are designed to support you to become employable with transferable as well as in-depth subject specific skills. There is an emphasis on vocational practice with opportunities for client based briefs and competitions, and you will work with a variety of employers across the years.

An integral part of your development are field trips which enhance the course experience, with previous destinations having included Rome (FOTOGRAFIA, Festival Internazionale di Roma), Paris and London giving opportunities not only to create work, but to see the best of international photography.

Guest lecturers are also used extensively to broaden your understanding of photographic practice and have included celebrated photographers, arts funding representatives, curators, picture editors and agents.


What our students say
Tony Lavender

Tony Lavender, Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)

"It was initially the location that attracted me to Hugh Baird University Centre but my final decision to enrol was made after meeting with the tutor. Studying here is different to a university. Support and feedback is ongoing if you need it to be. It allows you to develop your own learning style. The trips we go on are a real surprise, as is the bursary for undergraduates."

Employer endorsement
Liverpool City Council

Lesley Beattie, Head of Commercial and Visitor Economy, Liverpool City Council

"When we commissioned the Royal De Luxe Giants to return to Liverpool, we knew they would provide a plethora of amazing photographic opportunities. The Hugh Baird University Centre undergraduates took full advantage of the event and produced some wonderful photos and portfolios. Their work was very impressive and I was more than happy to engage and collaborate with the Hugh Baird University Centre."

Collective Circle

Collective Circle is a vehicle for undergraduates to organise a cohesive body of their work. Visit www.collectivecircle.co.uk.


£500 Bursary Gift

For new first year full time Foundation Degree students. Terms apply. Find out more.

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