Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Do you want to turn your passion for photography into your career? Our Photography degree will develop your visual, analytical, technical and creative abilities through photographic practice. You will investigate, research and engage with a wide range of photographic areas to gain knowledge, understanding and skills within the field of photography. The degree offers opportunities to work across analogue, digital and hybrid photographic practices, both in studio and on location. You will investigate through visual research and develop an understanding of critical engagement within photography. The emphasis of our Photography degree is based around your creative development and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. You will study the key legal and ethical aspects of photography, applying these to your professional and photographic practice. We have fully equipped on-campus studios and darkroom facilities and offer all students free-of-charge loan of professional photography equipment and resources (DSLR cameras, professional lighting kits, analogue cameras, photographic literature) so you’ll have all you need to continue to develop your photography skills and experience. During your degree, you will work towards a final year portfolio and exhibition. You will also complete two professional work placements which form an integral part of your curriculum. In your final year, you can extend your professional understanding of the discipline and build your portfolio through an additional longer term placement in the creative industries. Professional placements We will work with you to find placements that match your career aspirations, using our extensive links with organisations in the creative industries and photographic sector. Placement opportunities include working with photographers, gallery assistants/curators, archivists and photography consultants. Career opportunities You’ll be well-prepared for a career in professional photography, photojournalism, PR and event management, as well as a range of other professional careers.

Course details


On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Analysing Media and Culture; The Photographic Studio; Digital Imaging; Photography on Location; Photography and History; Media, Film and Culture; Curating / Exhibiting; Contemporary Photography.

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 codeW640
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE English language at grade C or above is required

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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Photography at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS