University Centre Farnborough

Photography (Top-up) University Centre Farnborough Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Surrey


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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This degree is suitable for students with a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject and would like to gain a full honours degree.

The core purpose of the BA (Hons) in Photography is to prepare graduating students for the varied and exciting world of professional photography. The programme recognises the diversity of contemporary photographic practice with the opportunity for study across a range of application before selecting a specific vocational pathway.

Being taught over two full days per week, the course also gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitments.

The course includes a variety of specialist technologies from the traditions of analogue photography to high end digital image making but with a concentration upon the considered production of photographic imagery suitable to purpose. The programme includes comprehensive practical instruction alongside a critical and engaged examination of the contextual issues that surround the medium. Students are invited to explore and experiment within specialist fields of photographic practice and to find a visual language suitable to their own professional aspirations.

The course includes opportunities for visits to professional studios, galleries and museums, both here and abroad. Opportunities to participate in trips specific to the programme are provided and students recently completed visits to Paris Photo, Foam Gallery, Amsterdam and The Bauhaus Museum in Berlin.

We strongly encourage and support links to employment and industry, and provide modules for students to engage in work placement and professional practice. The programme provides a platform for entry into the photographic and/or media industries or to the continuation of Higher Education at Post Graduate Level.

Course details


• Research Methodology
• The Project
• Analysis of Media Products
• Freelance Photography
• Discourse and Representation
• Contemporary Photography

Additional options include Advanced Advertising, Design for New Media and Animation.

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 B93G
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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Foundation Degree or equivalent, HE Level 5 in a relevant subject. Pass 50% average where classified.

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