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BA (Hons) Photography (full-time)

Key course information

Photography and Graphics


3 years

University Level

9250.00 per year

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Course Overview

The course is delivered at our Salisbury campus in partnership with Bournemouth University.Based on over 60 years’ experience in educating photographers and filmmakers, this course maintains a tradition of being highly practical while offering a well considered blend of assignments and academic study.You will learn technical mastery while being supported in your own personal experimentation and creative development giving you the best possible basis for a successful career in photography.The course is about evolving you and your creative eye: the key to your success as a photographer is in how you see and visualise the world.

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What will I learn?

The craft and practice of photographic production is at the heart of this course.

You will undertake a wide range of self-negotiated and professionally guided assignments including editorial, advertising, documentary videography, industry case study projects and our famous room set design and production project.

Through our extensive list of famous alumni and guest speakers, you will also have the opportunity to learn from world class professionals.

You will be encouraged to continue our longstanding success in entering national and international competitions such the Taylor Wessing completion as well as those organised by the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Photographers and the British Institute of Professional Photography, all of whom recognise and affiliate to the course.

Entry Requirements

96 – 104 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent.

BTEC Extended Diploma. MMM.

Interview: Offered on application with portfolio review.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, guest speaker talks and supplementary enrichment trips.

There are no written exams.

Assessment is normally presented through portfolio images, and artefacts often accompanied by associated research or production folders including written commentary or essay work and / or oral presentations.

There is a requirement to undertake a 10 day industry work placement between years 2 and 3 (3 year course) or undertake a longer year long placement as a part of a 4 year study option.

Additional Costs and Information

Please note: the course duration is either 3 years with a 2-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement.

You may be invited into the college for an interview and you can apply for this programme via UCAS.

The UCAS institution code is B50.
The UCAS course code is W640.
The cost of this course is £9,250 per year.

A digital SLR camera with spare memory cards and accessories.

Traditional silver based materials including:

Black and white photographic printing paper – 10’x 8’ Glossy paper recommended. Either resin coated or fibre based can be used.

A folio album or box for your end of year submission. Further details about types available will be provided during the course.

Stationary, USB memory stick and a small named storage box.

Portable hard drive which is essential for digital post production work.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Photography and Graphics

Career Opportunities

  • Creative Director
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Concept Artist

  • Graphic Designer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Editorial Photographer

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