Photography at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Interested in visual culture, visual communications, lighting, graphic communication, and art practices? You could explore all the above and more on this Photography BA(Hons), while focusing on the role of a photographer in society. You’ll also explore the commercial pathways available to you and delve into the histories and contemporary practices of photography. You’ll learn how to discuss, present, exhibit and display your work, in person and through screen based and generative methods, as well. Choose our Photography BA(Hons) and you’ll work with a team of internationally renowned photographers, who bring extensive experience in a range of approaches to image-making and publishing. You’ll also experience our state-of-the-art photographic facilities, including studios, the latest professional digital medium format cameras, digital and analogue darkrooms and high-quality print and book-making facilities. Why Study Photography BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? We provide a professional-standard imaging environment, too, allowing 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. The course is designed to help suitably prepare you for a post-University career; you could go on to secure a role as, for example, a professional photographer covering areas such as fashion, documentary, editorial, generative image systems (AI), film and commercial work. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Breaking the Photograph • Experimental Practices of Photography • Introduction to Critical Languages • Introducing Techniques of Photography. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll have the opportunity to learn through lectures, studio-based projects, workshop demonstrations and practical sessions. An optional supervised fieldwork visit to a major overseas location normally takes place in Year 2. Assessment includes 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 provides full details of the assessment criteria.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Institute of Professional Photography

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to present and be given feedback on your portfolio. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 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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Photography at University of Huddersfield - UCAS