Photography at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW Photography at Norwich University of the Arts provides opportunities to develop a highly personal, unique and creatively aspirational practice, whilst giving you the practical skills and understanding to apply your creative vision to a range of contexts within the creative and cultural industries. The course champions personal practice and you will develop this highly individual creative identity while acquiring a deep understanding of technical craft skills, along with a comprehensive understanding of approaches to contemporary photography. KEY FEATURES

  • Actively engage with the rapidly developing nature of photography and explore the possibilities of new and emerging technologies
  • Utilise a range of practices from within historical boundaries of photography and at the cutting edge of contemporary practice
  • Explore techniques from other areas of creative practice including moving image, computer-generated imagery (CGI), animation and illustration
  • Engage with a wide range of contemporary practitioners and artists with diverse practices as well as the Association of Photographers (AOP)
  • Gain insight from guest speakers and masterclasses led by renowned professionals who will help shape your business skills
  • Develop transferable professional abilities in analytical thinking, critical judgement, organisational skills, collaboration and communication
  • Attend workshops, portfolio reviews and professional practice sessions to support your transition from academia to your chosen career
  • Take an optional year of study in creative computing
YOUR FUTURE Graduates progress to a range of different roles within the creative industries. Within the course structure many students begin assisting alongside their studies, this is often the first destination for graduates who work as general photographer’s assistants, digital assistants or studio assistants. Graduates may become photographers or artists in their own right immediately after completing their course. Many photographers and artists work on a freelance basis, and this is supported within the course by the Business and Employability team. Students have received awards from the AOP, D&AD, Eizo, Canon, British Journal of Photography, Lens Culture Portrait Awards, PhotoNorth and Portrait of Britain. OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online Graduate Showcase – celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work. Scroll each reel to explore at


You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Photography course at

Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Year 2 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 from a similar course, or equivalent experience. For Year 3 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 from a similar course, or equivalent experience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

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Additional entry requirements


Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Photography at Norwich, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18000 Year 1
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
International £18000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Photography at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS