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Course summary

Do you want to develop your photographic vision and tell stories that matter? Become a photographer, capturing the world in its many facets and seizing unique moments in time? From studio portraiture to social documentary to landscape photography, study our photography degree to explore your creativity in a range of genres and bring it to life with technique and ideas. This innovative course in contemporary photography, based on our dedicated arts campus, will prepare you to embark on a career in the cultural and creative photography industries. Course Overview At least two-thirds of this photography degree course is practical photography, from studying technical skills of contemporary and traditional photography to exploring production outcomes for print and web platforms. Facilities include a darkroom with colour processor, three shooting studios, and a digital darkroom, all supported by a dedicated photography technician. You’ll have the freedom to study photography at university level while pursuing and developing your own individual style. We run an open-door policy and we’ll be on hand to help you hone your work. Your tutors have current industry links so you’ll always be up to date with the latest technologies and industry trends. Visiting speakers will inspire and challenge you. Field trips and residentials will feed your imagination, and there will be ample opportunity for you to exhibit your work. On this course you will...

  • Develop your photographic and editing skills while experimenting during workshops and outdoor activities.
  • Work with students across the creative arts, collaborating on projects and exploring new mediums.
  • Be taught by industry experts with experience working freelance and within creative organisations.
  • Have the opportunity to exhibit your work publicly alongside the work of classmates across the arts.
What you will learn Photography is a fantastically versatile discipline and as such offers many routes into employment within the creative industries. At the University of Cumbria, we have designed a programme that allows you to experiment with techniques, develop your practical skills, study through critical thinking and enquiry. Informed by the clear integration of practice and theory, and by an expectation of your intellectual engagement in Photography practice, you will develop transferable skills. Year One
  • Photographic Image Capture
  • Cultural Contexts
  • Picturing Place: Culture & Identity
  • Collaborative Practice
Year Two
  • Networks & Narratives: Photography in the Community
  • Immersive Image-Making
  • The Photographic Interface: Industry Experience
  • Theorising Photography
Year Three
  • Blueprint of Practice
  • Independent Research Paper
  • Resolution of Practice

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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Photography at University of Cumbria - UCAS