BA (Hons) Photography and Digital Imaging

Duration: 3 years

Course details

This Bachelor degree mixes academic rigour (one third of the course) with practical skills (two thirds of the course) in photography, video and digital imaging. Throughout the course, you will build up a portfolio that will demonstrate your ever-improving artistry and open up opportunities for a creative and rewarding career. You will receive excellent support from tutors who have well-established reputations, both as professional photographers and as academic researchers into the theory and history of photography. They will also give regular feedback on your work, encouraging you to explore creative ideas and to develop your own approach to the subject.


Year 1

  • Genres of Photography

  • Photography and Studio Construction

  • Photography and Realism

  • History of the Genres of Photography

  • The Digital Image: Moving and Still

  • The Alternative Print

Year 2

  • Colour Photography

  • The Image

  • Self-Negotiated Project A

  • Photography and Narrative

  • Photography and Critical Theory

Year 3

  • Exhibition/Presentation

  • Self-Negotiated Project

  •  The Commission

  •  Research Project

Entry requirements

  • 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent
  • Maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications to be accepted. Three passes at GCSE grade C or above required, which must include Mathematics and English Language
  • Portfolio required: applicants to prepare a portfolio of work, which should be simply mounted and accompanied by preparatory work

Career posibilities

After your course, you can work in the music press, forensic and medical photography, art practice, freelance photography, teaching at different levels. You can also pursue in exiting careers as freelance still and moving image creative, roles in independent production, teaching, curatorial work, multimedia industries, publishing, advertising, journalism, picture research, and arts practice and administration.

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