Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

Develop your creative voice by learning how to take inspiring photographs. Our staff of experienced professional photographers will support and encourage you on this dynamic and friendly course. Our course will open your eyes to different aspects of photography and help you understand images from a fresh perspective. From developing practical photographic skills to exploring visual research, this specialist course will enable you to understand and appreciate photography as a means of communication and creative expression. Our team will help you to identify your own interests in photography and enable you to make the most of your creative practice. They'll share their research insights and professional practice so that you are exposed to current and relevant photographic skills and knowledge. The course is taught within professional facilities, including specialist digital imaging and film processing suites and well-equipped studios. You’ll learn how to edit and print your work both in a darkroom and using digital printing methods. You’ll also receive technical support to enable you use a variety of cameras, in a range of camera formats, including our latest digital cameras. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the integration of practice and theory. All modules are designed to develop your awareness of supporting theoretical concepts, which inform your own practice and encourage you to explore areas of specialism as you progress through the degree to an increasingly individualised programme of study in your final year. Our aim is to help prepare you for a successful creative life after graduation, which is celebrated in a group exhibition at the end of each year of study. Top reasons to study with us We welcome visiting professionals to talk about their experience of working in the creative industries. 100% of our Photography students agreed staff have made the subject interesting. National Student Survey 2022 You’ll have access to specialist facilities, including digital imaging suites, darkrooms and well-equipped photographic studios. Our wide range of Industry standard equipment is available to use in class sessions and loan for self-directed study. There are regular exhibition and gallery-based sessions, including the opportunity to exhibit your own work. Specialist facilities You’ll have access to a range of excellent facilities, including our dedicated creative arts building, Daphne Oram, which houses: Digital imaging suites Fully equipped darkrooms Photographic studios A variety of cameras Study areas Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course:
Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS