Our BA (Hons) Photo & Digital Journalism (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, including a foundation year to help develop your creativity before you embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement. The role of the photojournalist is more crucial than ever in today’s world, where news is instant through social media. Our new BA (Hons) Photo & Digital Journalism course at UCA Farnham, will show you how important it is to capture a moment in time in the right way, how to get to the heart of an issue through your pictures – and how to bring those images to audiences around the world. Working with digital tools, you’ll learn how to create quizzes, photo galleries, maps, charts, graphs, timelines, podcasts, and social media posts. It’s a hands-on course, and you’ll always be encouraged to find exciting people with interesting stories and to tell them in your own unique way. With so many voices competing for attention in our society, we’ll help you develop a distinctive, ambitious form of communication that will make audiences sit up and take notice of what you have to say.
UCA’s Integrated Foundation Year is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and more. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year. Please note: If you are an international applicant, you will need to enrol onto the course ‘with Professional Practice Year’. It will not be possible to transfer onto the Professional Practice Year after enrolment.
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
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Additional entry requirements
An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course but we will invite you to an Applicant Day to meet the course team. Alternatively, we can arrange an online meeting with the course team. Details will be provided once we've received your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/