The BA (Hons) Fashion Photography course will ensure you experience the exciting processes involved in the production of fashion images, and help you to understand how to be innovative and visually communicate in a dynamic way. We aim to inspire you in your practice to take risks and experiment as your skills and knowledge evolve during your time at Leeds Arts University. The course will create a vibrant learning environment for the exchange of ideas and concepts between peer groups, tutors and industry professionals, to encourage engagement with the many diverse areas of fashion practices. We’re looking for applicants who have an interest and enthusiasm for fashion imagery and are looking to develop a professional practice within this specialist subject area. Fashion photography/film is an innovative area of the creative industries. This exciting course will encourage you to experiment with your approach to image making in order to create visually striking images and films. You will have access to a range of industry-standard digital equipment and technologies for the production and distribution of your work. Through the production of fashion film you will investigate the relationship of moving images to the photographic still image. You will be able to explore stylistic and aesthetic approaches within fashion imagery for your area of specialist interest. The course will ensure you graduate with a portfolio that has currency for contemporary fashion practices and industry. This is an exciting course that will develop your knowledge and understanding of fashion in relation to the expectations and working methods of the lens-based fashion industry. You will have opportunities to collaborate with designers, stylists, art directors, make-up artists and models, for the production of fashion images. We aim to build your confidence to enable you to take on new challenges and increase your capacity for taking creative risks in solutions to briefs. You will be able to pursue genre specific areas of interest as you progress through the course and into industry. Our programme of internationally renowned speakers will ensure that you are aware of current industry practices and will give you the opportunity to engage with external practitioners. In the past our photography students have been on study visits to Paris, Tokyo, Berlin and New York, plus day-trips within the UK. You will be able to use our extensive range of industry standard equipment and facilities. You’ll have access to 35mm, medium and large-format cameras, medium-format digital camera backs, digital SLRs and video. You’ll use our fully equipped lighting studios, our infinity cove, and specialist darkroom facilities. We also have a colour-film processor, Hasselblad scanner, a digital video-editing suite and DV cameras, and our Apple Mac suites feature industry-standard software.