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Exeter College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Course summary

TEF Gold

Exeter College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This exciting practical and professional programme will enable you to explore photographic practice through the development of appropriate skills and the creation of original artwork using both traditional processes and digital technology. The programme aims to encourage creative decision making and critical thinking in preparation for future careers in the photographic industries. Photographic practice is continually changing, the programme adapts to these changes and the possibilities they hold and focuses on building the professional, technical, creative and intellectual skills needed for you to be successful in your chosen field. Key elements and exciting opportunities include local and international trips and residential visits, close relationships with local art organisations providing opportunities to regularly exhibit work, an integrated visiting lecturer programme and a broad range of experience working on both internally and externally set professional assignments and briefs. On successful completion of the programme you will be able to progress on to the final year of the Photography Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (BA Hons) at Plymouth University, apply for a place at another university of your choice or follow your chosen career path through the photographic industries. You could go on to careers such as: Freelance Photographic Practice, Photojournalism, Press and Editorial, Advertising, Event & Product Photography, Exhibiting, Curating, Teaching, Research or Postgraduate Study.

Course details

Assessment method

The programme is modular and coursework based. Work will be assessed at key points during the year. A significant part of your time will be spent in the studios, photographic and digital workshops and lecture rooms. Practical teaching is underpinned by an integrated lecture series, tutorial programme and a high level of pastoral support. You will produce an essay and give an oral presentation of your research in the first and second year as part of the critical studies element.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeWW62
Institution code E81
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

Additional entry requirements




Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
EU £6995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students will be expected to possess their own digital SLR camera, 35mm analogue SLR camera and tripod. Additional costs will include equipment fee, film, photo paper, digital storage devices as well as optional ancillary equipment.
Photography at Exeter College - UCAS