Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Photography is a powerful language. It enables us to communicate complex ideas and emotions. It tells us what is considered important, and helps us to understand and question the past and the present. Your unique vision can help to redefine the way we see the world around us. As a critical and creative photographer, you can contribute to creating the visual landscapes of the future. The BA Photography degree at Cardiff Met will develop your understanding of technical, creative and conceptual approaches to photography, drawing inspiration from artistic and editorial approaches to image-making and experimental lens-based practices. You will acquire professional digital and film photography skills alongside a knowledge of photographic history and practice. The BA Photography degree at Cardiff Met will develop your understanding of technical and conceptual approaches to photography, drawing inspiration from commercial, artistic and experimental lens-based mediums. You will acquire professional digital and film photography skills. You will learn to critically evaluate your creative approaches to contemporary photographic practices, positioning these within wider visual culture. We will encourage you to pursue your own photographic interests, nurturing a unique way of seeing, and creating a dynamic portfolio of work. You will develop a distinctive visual identity and an understanding of the ways in which your personal style might be applied to a range of contexts from fashion and fine arts to advertising and editorial. This BA in Photography is based at our Cardiff School of Art & Design. The school has a longstanding partnership with Ffotogallery, the National Photography Agency for Wales, focused around short courses and workshops, paid internships and opportunities for students to exhibit and volunteer during their biennial Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography.

Course details

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to
Photography at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS