BA (Hons) Photography
A three years full-time course
This practice-based course aims to develop you as a practitioner and independent thinker. You will be introduced to research and technical skills that will expand your understanding of photography and open out your creativity. Throughout the course, workshops, seminars, tutorial group discussions and talks from visiting speakers aim to equip you with skills to become a confident practitioner. Your practice is also supported by lecture-based study to help develop a critical and historical awareness by introducing a wide range of ideas and debates appropriate to photography in particular and art and design in general. The course also supports your development of professional skills in preparation for the many opportunities beyond university.
- Practice-based course that aims to provide an exciting and challenging learning environment to develop you as a practitioner and independent thinker.
- Enables a wide range of diverse approaches to photography and other related mediums as appropriate to your creative development.
- Manchester and the North West is a rich cultural and artistic centre from which the course benefits via exhibitions.
You will study
Year 1 is aimed at introducing learning, research, and technical skills. You will be encouraged to undertake a series of set projects introducing approaches that are relevant to the development of a photographic practice.
In Year 2 you will develop your own individual style and approach. The emphasis is on ‘risk taking’ and the exploration of and experimentation with ideas, research methods, and imaginative approaches to practice.
In Year 3 you will focus on realising your creative potential by undertaking a major self-directed project. This practical body of work is supported by the writing of a contextual essay and research projects which will help to critically inform the practical work.
Unit end assessment and final work exhibition at the Faculty Show.
There will be opportunities to undertake live briefs with companies, for example the Fuji Film competition Awards, and Epson awards. You will also be able to undertake professional research project work, for example, with freelance design companies and photographers, museum administration and picture editing.
90%* of art, design, media and architecture graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
*Source: DLHE survey 2010 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2013 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
280 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma). If applying using Foundation Diploma in Art and Design a minimum of a Merit is required.
|Specific subjects required|
GCSE grade C in English language.
|Access qualifications||A relevant Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.|
|IELTS Score||6 with no element below 5.5|
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000
Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000