City of Bristol College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Professional Photography

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Course summary

TEF Silver

City of Bristol College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course uses its unique City Centre location to maximise the creative opportunities on offer to you. We have established links with commercial photographers and studios, business support organisations, new web and press news services, innovative photography groups and organisations, exhibition spaces and visual festivals. The course encourages your own creative and individual approach to photography whilst also developing your awareness of its commercial context and potential. Photography is everywhere and touches all our lives. Digital imaging is now mainstream although film-based photography still retains an important presence.

Course details


Modules may include: • Photographic Techniques • Visual Language • Professional Studies • Silver-based Imaging • Digital Imaging • Studio Photography • Location Photography • Critical Paper • Specialist Practice • Independent Practice • Professional Development • Mediation

Assessment method

Assessment is through Practical work and coursework and you are assessed as you go through the course with a final year show.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Association of Photographers

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.

Course codeW641
Institution code B77
Campus nameCollege Green
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 points 56 UCAS points to include A Levels or BTEC Level 3
A level A levels in Arts and Photography or related subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP BTEC in Arts and Design, Photography or related subjects
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education in Arts and Design, Photography or related subjects
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) MM BTEC 90 Credit in Arts and Design, Photography or related subjects
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D* BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Arts and Design, Photography or related subjects

GSCE Maths and English at 4 - 9 or A-C. Interview required with portfolio of current work Mature students welcome with relevant experience

Additional entry requirements




Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

1 TB Hard drive and a DSLR Camera

Sponsorship information

Because the college does not have large class sizes you get much more support and attention while you are learning, as well as tutorial support throughout your studies. Our tuition fees are lower than many universities and that's not all. Just like Universities you can apply to Student Support England for funding to support your studies.

Professional Photography at City of Bristol College - UCAS