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Course summary

If you have a passion for photography, this course gives you the knowledge, skills and techniques you need for a successful career in the field, whether your dream lies in fashion, advertising, animation, scientific and medical, or local studio photography. Gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge of both traditional and digital photographic formats on a course that includes darkroom techniques; medium- and large-format photography; studio photography; stop-motion techniques; and event and location photography. See your images come to life collaborating on projects with students from other degrees such as fashion, animation, art and graphic design. Every day is different, whether working on location or in our airy, open-plan studios at Alexon House, formerly home to a leading UK fashion house. The course will encourage your entrepreneurial spirit as well as your creativity enabling you to enter the industry with confidence, or to pursue postgraduate study in photography and related fields. Why choose this course?

  • Explore the ways a professional photographer works alongside other professions in the creative industries such as fashion designers, art directors, graphic designers and animators
  • Learn from leading professionals in photography and design who exhibit internationally and work with clients including The Sunday Times, Mack Books and international design magazines such as Eye Magazine
  • Amass a professional-standard body of work and a network of contacts through events, exhibitions and industry-based opportunities
  • Learn how to use social media and other digital platforms to promote your work
  • Develop your personal communication and entrepreneurial skills so you enter the world of work with confidence

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Context and Ideas
  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Photography: Exploring Materials and Methods
  • Thinking Through Making
  • Collaborative Enterprise
  • Context and Meaning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Photography: Developing Materials and Methods
  • Creative Futures
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • Photographic Practices
  • Final Major Project: Photography
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W500
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Photography at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS