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Course summary

Photography is the most exciting and dynamic of subjects. It is this which has inspired us to deliver a course that will help you to become a specialist in the dominant visual language of our age. Why study Photography?

  • Work with a course staff comprising of internationally renowned practitioners and educators, who bring extensive experience in a range of approaches to image-making and publishing.
  • Experience our state-of-the-art imaging facilities including studios, the latest digital medium format cameras, we also have digital and analogue darkrooms and high-quality print and book-making facilities. We are committed to providing a professional standard imaging environment in all aspects of production, this provides the opportunity for you to produce still and moving images to the very highest professional standards. Experience of such environments is a vital indicator that you are ready to enter your chosen area of the creative industries.
  • Engage with an extensive list of internationally renowned visiting specialists.
  • Understand the role of a photographer in today’s society, and the commercial paths available to you. You’ll also be able to explore the history and contemporary practice of photography.
  • Be articulate about your work, learn how to discuss, present, exhibit and show your work in person and through on-screen methods.
Finally, our photography course is approved by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) giving you the chance to gain a respected BIPP professional qualification alongside your degree. Professional links and accreditation: This course is currently approved and accredited by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), giving you the opportunity to gain a BIPP professional qualification alongside your degree. Visit for further information. The accreditation is renewed each year. During this course you can benefit from the opportunity to gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) ( accreditation in addition to your degree, at no extra cost. This is a globally recognised accreditation awarded by one of the leading software package providers to the creative industries, so could be valuable in your professional career. This accreditation is attractive to a number of employers and so it could give you a competitive edge in the job market. To be awarded the ACA accreditation, you’ll need to pass an online test. Additional Costs - Materials: You’ll need to cover the costs of printing and presenting your work during the course. These costs may vary based on the materials and quality you choose and there is no limit on the amount you may wish to spend. As a guide, the total cost of this in recent years has been approximately £70 to £100 in the first year, £150 to £200 in the second year and £500 to £1000 in the final year per student. Many students opt to undertake fundraising activities to support the costs in the final year.


Year 1 Core modules: Breaking the Photograph Experimental Practices of Photography Introduction to Critical Languages Introducing Techniques of Photography Year 2 Core modules: Screen and Time Narrative Sequence and Edit Critical and Professional Languages Collaborative Photographic Practice Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Advanced Research Strategies Applied Critical Languages Personal Practice Portfolio

Assessment method

We support you and monitor your progress throughout the course, and your assessment will include production of photographic images in the studio, developmental studio work, exhibition and presentation of your work, as well as written assignments. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Institute of Professional Photography

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120-104 UCAS tariff points. As a centre of creative excellence, we look forward to hearing about your own creative experiments and ambitions through a discussion of your portfolio at interview. Read our guidance on developing your portfolio and what to expect from your interview -!/?modal=art Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance ( If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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