Photography (with Foundation Year)

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Photography at Bath Spa University offers a hands-on, experiential approach with emphasis on developing your individual interests and abilities in an experimental, creative and critical environment. You’ll explore analogue techniques and be equipped to engage more proficiently with digital methods too. You’ll also explore potential new directions in which digital technological change impacts upon photography and fully utilise new technologies.

  • The curriculum is broad with an emphasis on practical learning.
  • Content is delivered by a team of full time and visiting specialists who are active practitioners and researchers within the field.
  • Develop your creative ability and technical skills through a range of set and self-directed projects.
  • Modules cover broad contexts of photography including fashion, landscape, architecture, portraiture and editorial.

Course details


Foundation Year In Year 1 you’ll look at fundamental photographic principles and practice, and develop an awareness of photographic practice within the creative industries. You’ll gain practical and technical skills, and learn to research visually and analytically and evaluate your work with tutor guidance. Year 2 develops detailed knowledge of major theories relating to photographic practice, and a deeper awareness of social and ethical implications for the photographic industry. You’ll negotiate activities with tutors and will be able analyse, synthesise and evaluate work more independently. Studio modules are also available. Year 3 will see you apply appropriate knowledge and practical skills to produce your own body of work as you define your own area of practice. You’ll showcase your work at the end of the year with a public exhibition of portfolio work. For more information please refer to our website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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.

Course codeWPQ5
Institution code B20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CC Art & Design or related subjects preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Grades in a related subject in addition to other qualifications or evidence of experience in Art

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Photography (with Foundation Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS