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 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 the studio and on location. You will investigate through visual and theoretical 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 as well as access to our Mac computer suite, 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 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. Through professional practices and guidance workshops and collaborations with organisations such as the National Media and Science Museum, you’ll learn how to seek out suitable career opportunities. You’ll also undertake photographic projects in the community, enabling you to develop your communication skills and build knowledge, contacts and networks for your future career. 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 industry photographers, studios, gallery assistants/curators, and marketing and design companies to help you discover the skills required to work in the photography industry and the professional sector. Career opportunities You’ll be well-prepared for a career in professional photography, photojournalism, the gallery and museum heritage sector, PR and event management, as well as a range of other professional careers.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Studio Practice; Aesthetics of the Image; Photographic Practice; Contextualising Practice; Collaborative Photography; Curating Photographs; Contemporary Photography; Exhibiiton.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.