BA (Hons) Photography
List of Courses
Start Date
Course Type
Location
Course Code
Sep 2019
Franchised HE
Salisbury
SAF0100X1
About this course

Based on over 50 years of experience in educating photographers and film makers, the programme is a careful balance between technical mastery, personal experimentation and creative development, giving you the best possible foundation for a successful career in photography.

You will work in fully-equipped studios, using large and medium format cameras. You will also have the opportunity to use the latest digital imaging software, alongside more traditional techniques for post-production work, thus increasing the opportunities for creative solutions to contemporary communication challenges.

You will undertake a wide range of projects, including professionally guided assignments, research into the industry, as well as the production of a professional style portfolio. You will also be encouraged to participate in national competitions such as those organised by The Association of Photographers, Fuji Film and the International Photo Imaging Education Association, in which the College has a highly successful record.

What will I learn?

Key areas of study include photography production, media theory, research methods, concept development, media concepts and contexts and two collaborative projects.

Students work in fully equipped studios, using professional cameras and equipment. You’ll also have the opportunity to use the latest digital imaging software, alongside more traditional techniques for post-production work, giving you more chance to develop creative solutions to contemporary communication challenges.

Students may also submit for the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

The course is supported by an impressive network of alumni, many of whom have risen to the top of their field. They frequently assist with professional placements and visit the college as guest speakers.

Please note: Modules and course content subject to change

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade A–C to include English and Maths, together with 96 – 104 UCAS points from 3 A levels or equivalent courses. Preferred subjects are Photography, Art and Design and Foundation Art Diploma. Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media will be considered when combined with other qualifications.

Applicants who can demonstrate appropriate creative talent and academic endeavour are welcome to apply. Students are considered on their individual merits.

If English is not your first language then you must possess IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Study, assessment and qualifications
Additional costs and information

The UCAS Institution code for this programme is B50.

The UCAS course code for this programme is W640.

The cost of this course is £9250.00 per year.

 

Click here for the programme handbook.

What could I do next?

This course provides you with vital experience and knowledge for entering into a career within a variety of photography specialisms such as advertising, fashion, editorial, medical, journalism, scientific or in general practice, or you may wish to consider further study at postgraduate level.

In the past year some of our graduates have won first prize in the photojournalism category of the British Institute of Professional Photography annual awards, had a portrait exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Exhibition, won British Institute of Professional Photography Student Portfolio of the Year and had a photograph selected for the Summer Show at the Royal Academy, receiving a Royal Institution prize.