Photographic Practice Cardiff Metropolitan University


The BA Photographic Practice degree is a welcoming practice-led photography course with the individual student’s experience firmly placed at its centre. The focus is on the development of each student, helping them to achieve their photographic aspirations. As such, the course has a relatively low number of students in each group, to ensure that their needs are being met, and that the access to facilities supports their success.

The course has a broad outlook on Photography, and students are welcomed with a full range of photographic interests. Indeed, past students have specialised in areas of photography such as Fashion, Fine Art, Sports, Wildlife, Architecture, Documentary, Historical processes... and more besides.

The course, and its staff, takes great pride in creating the supportive environment needed for individuals to flourish. The course aims to prepare students with both professional skills and academic development, enabling them to become creative individuals that are responsive to the needs of the Photographic, and associated industries. Students will progress through three levels of study and will be provided with the opportunity to develop a sustained body of independent, commercially viable, practical work, in conjunction with a body of academic research.

The course will be based at Cardiff Arts Academy.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Arts Academy Cardiff

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

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 W20Y
Institution code C20
Campus name Arts Academy Cardiff
Campus code 6

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Three A levels at Grade C or above or 96 UCAS points.
A level C C C Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered, with a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum Grade C / Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.

Applications will also be considered from mature applicants with a substantial portfolio of photographic work.
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8,000 * Year 1
England £8,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 * Year 1
Scotland £8,000 * Year 1
Wales £8,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information