Photography (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury Campus)

Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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This course is based on over 50 years’ experience in educating photographers and filmmakers and maintains a tradition of being highly practical, while offering a well-considered blend of assignments and academic study. It balances technical mastery, personal experimentation and creative development, giving you the best possible basis for a successful career. The craft and practice of photographic production is at the heart of this course. You’ll undertake a wide range of projects, including professionally guided assignments, research into the industry, as well as the production of a professional-style portfolio. Wiltshire College & University Centre in Salisbury has outstanding studio space, equipment and facilities that enable you to gain experience of working with industrystandard equipment. You’ll work in fully equipped studios and have access to state-ofthe-art facilities including two post-production computer suites, a range of high-end professional cameras (all formats), and lighting equipment. You will have the opportunity to use the latest digital imaging software, as well as traditional techniques for postproduction work, thus increasing the opportunities for creative solutions to contemporary communication challenges. You will also be encouraged to continue our longstanding success in entering national and international competitions, such as those organised by the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Photographers and the British Institute of Professional Photography, to which the course is affiliated.

Course details

Modules

Media Concepts & Contexts | Applied Production Skills | Collaborative Project | Research Methods | Media Theory | Professional Development | Concept Development | Graduate Project | Dissertation


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 104 points 96 -104 tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM 96 tariff points
Access to HE Diploma 96 - 102 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades
Scottish Higher 96 - 104 tariff points from Scottish Highers
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Extended Project We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14100 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Clearing contact details

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Future Students Enquiry Team

+44 (0)1202 966777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Our Clearing helpline is currently open Monday–Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Then the following times will apply: Thursday 13 August - 6:30am - 8:00pm, Friday 14 August - 8:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 15 August - 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday 16 August - 10:00am - 3:00pm, Monday 17 August onwards - 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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Photography (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury Campus) at Bournemouth University - UCAS