BA (Hons) Photography

BA (Hons) Photography

This course will give you the confidence and skills you need to reach your potential as a photographer. You will focus on your practical photography skills and develop an understanding of photography theory to support your practical work. While studying with us you will:

  • Learn techniques for processing images both digitally and in a dark room
  • Create images in studios with controlled lighting
  • Work on location with available light
  • Work with a range of camera formats, lenses and technologies
  • Study the theories and histories of photography
  • Consider the impact your photography has on society, culture and the creative industries

You will apply this learning to different genres of photography. This might include documentary, art, editorial and studio photography.

Our facilities are available for you to use outside of taught classes. Our photography studio, Mac suite and dark room provide everything you need to create inspiring photographs. You can borrow equipment to try out different brands and lenses.

When you choose to study with us, you get more than the skills you need to succeed. You gain experiences that make you stand out. We give you opportunities to:

  • Learn from visiting photographers
  • Take part in work placement opportunities and projects with local businesses
  • Showcase your work at our annual degree show and national graduate exhibitions
  • Visit cities around the world to enrich your cultural awareness

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Day

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work to our tutors and share with them your passion for the subject.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain the specialist creative and practical skills you need to pursue a career in photography. You will also build skills in project management, independent working and practical problem solving that can lead to a range of other creative roles.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as an:

  • Advertising photographer
  • Digital image editor
  • Editorial photographer
  • Events photographer
  • Gallery curator
  • Picture editor
  • Small business owner

Course Details

Year 1

Critical Contexts 1 (Photography)
Photography Fundamentals
Critical Contexts 2 (Photography)
Photography Exploration

Year 2

Critical Enquiry 1 (Photography)
Photography Practice and Development
Critical Enquiry 2 (Photography)
Photography Exposition

Year 3

Independent Research Project
Advanced Studio Practice (Photography)
Situated Professional Practice (Photography)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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