University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Photography (with integrated foundation year)

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Course summary

Capture the world in its many facets and faces. Create and seize unique moments in time. Explore your creative passion and bring it to life. Based on our dedicated arts campus, this photography degree with an integrated foundation year will help you explore your creative passion and become a professional photographer. Course Overview Our foundation course in photography will give you a strong grounding to experience life through the camera lens to advance your studies to degree level. You’ll learn all the essential photography basics - how to use a variety of cameras, both digital and film, how to make creative images, work in a studio and on location, and how to print your photos to a high standard. In addition, on this photography course you’ll explore historical and contemporary photographers and images to encourage you to develop your own style and flourish as a photographer ready for year one of the degree course. Former students have gone into a range of photographic careers, become freelance photographers, curators and editors and some have secured solo exhibitions in art galleries just months after graduating. 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
  • Making Images
  • Making Objects
  • Visual Enquiry
  • Environment
  • Portfolio and Progression
Year Two
  • Photographic Image Capture
  • Cultural Contexts
  • Picturing Place: Culture & Identity
  • Collaborative Practice
Year Three
  • Networks & Narratives: Photography in the Community
  • Immersive Image-Making
  • The Photographic Interface: Industry Experience
  • Theorising Photography
Year Four
  • Blueprint of Practice
  • Independent Research Paper
  • Resolution of Practice

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W640
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Brampton Road
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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
International £13575 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Photography (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS