Solent University (Southampton)

Photography (Top-Up) Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University

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TEF Silver

Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This one year degree gives experienced photographers the opportunity to ‘top up’ their existing skills and qualifications into a full honours degree and spend a year producing work for their portfolio. A degree in photography from Solent University will help position you at the cutting edge of this medium, preparing you to enter the world of work having received training from experienced practitioners on a wide range of techniques and equipment.

Key to securing these opportunities is creating a rich and varied professional portfolio. Solent’s teaching team will guide students through this process, ensuring that they have the creative freedom to make a portfolio that best represents their own unique style, while at the same time demonstrating that they are a competent, adaptable and employable practitioner.

Students may also get the opportunity to exhibit work in our purpose built Solent Showcase gallery. Not only is this a great chance to get work seen by the public, it also teaches valuable curation skills.

Regular lectures are often supported by a programme of industry guest speakers, which in the past have included appearances from Richard Billingham, Catherine Yass, Charlotte Cotton, Ori Gersht, Brian Dillon, Peter Fraser, Dan Holdsworth, Chrystel Lebas, Jeremy Millar, Sophy Rickett, Margaret Salmon and Tom Hunter. These speakers, as well as the regular teaching team, focus on contemporary photographic debates and industry best practise, as well as essential business skills and entrepreneurship.

Think a career as a photographer might be for you? With first-class facilities and a unique emphasis on freelance work, Solent University’s photography top up programme can help you to turn your existing experience into a full honours degree and take your first steps into the industry.

Course details

Modules

Core units

Contemporary Studio Practice Image, Text Analysis 1 Image, Text Analysis 2 Final Major Project

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 PH14
Institution code S30
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

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
HND (BTEC) M BTEC HND with a Merit or above or equivalent qualfication in a relevant subject

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Interview and portfolio viewing


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,875 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The 2019/20 costs are not yet available. For guidance the 2016/17 costs were: Compulsory film, stationery, digital printing, mounting, framing, study trips, memory sticks and printing costs: £300-600

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


Course contact details

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066


Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries Team