University Centre Farnborough

Photography University Centre Farnborough Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Surrey


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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This course is unique in the sense that potential candidates may approach the study of photography with no previous experience within the medium, subject to relevant entry requirements. It could provide a cross over from other artistic backgrounds and we encourage an individual approach and links to industry and professional practice.

We provide instruction, demonstration, guidance and personal tuition in the practical application of photography. The course incorporates commercially driven aspects of the photographic industry with an artistic and analytical approach. Included are technical seminars, workshops and demonstrations in practical application and theory. The core modules enable students to pursue specific pathways to suit their individual needs and aspirations.

The course consists of three years full-time study. Year 1 deals with technical theory and practice as well as critical theory. Students are encouraged to develop individually, as appropriate to their ambitions. Year 2 takes a more self-directed focus, allowing the individual to develop a specific style and approach. Year 3 sees the development of key skills and applications developed in previous two years with an aim to specialise and hone professional practices and culminates in a self-initiated final exhibition and the production of an individual portfolio.

All aspects of photographic practice are considered with both technical and theoretical application applied during the study programme. Emphasis is placed on the need to navigate the spaces in which photography operates on both commercial and artistic levels within contemporary image making.

Course details


  • Advertising
  • Portraiture
  • Fashion
  • Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Studio and Location Techniques
  • Documentary
  • Industrial Placement
  • Digital Imaging
  • Web Development
  • Business and Professional Development
  • Art Photography
  • Critical Theory/Social Significance
  • Historical and Contextual Studies

What training will be provided?

Technical skills in both darkroom, studio and location practice are provided for. Research methods and methodology are delivered to provide students with a structure from which to produce papers in year 1 &2 with a dissertation in year 3.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

• Portfolio of practical work
• Production Report
• Assessed coursework / assignments
• Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
• Formal examination
• Practical demonstrations
• Project reports
• Presentation

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 7Q4B
Institution code F66
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points

Applicants are asked to provide examples of current work in the form of a digital portfolio and will subsequently be asked to attend an informal interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £9,250 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £8,000 Year 1
Wales £8,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Farnborough
Boundary Road
GU14 6SB

Course contact details

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Application Co-Ordinator

01252 407028

Fax: 01252 407041