Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Media Concepts & Contexts | Applied Production Skills | Collaborative Project | Research Methods | Media Theory | Professional Development | Concept Development | Graduate Project | Dissertation
How to apply
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!
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
|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|
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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