BA (Hons) Photography

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The BA (Hons) in Photography aims to develop imaginative approaches to photography, with an emphasis on establishing creative ways of thinking about the image.

Photography is a medium with an infinite array of applications. Its many applied uses and aesthetic qualities are fundamental areas of study in the course, which allows students to develop both technical skills and a rigorous conceptual understanding of the medium. Working with ambitious teaching staff, you will be given the opportunity to develop imaginative approaches to photography that will set you apart, with an emphasis on establishing creative ways of thinking about the image that will equip you in your chosen professional field. You will gain hands-on experience with both traditional and digital processing techniques and work with a variety of formats and equipment.

Studying in the UK has been a different but rewarding experience. The tutors have been really helpful, providing both conceptual and technical expertise.

BA Photography Modules offered:

Year One Compulsory Modules
Year One Optional Support Modules
Year Two Compulsory Modules
Year Three Modules (All modules are compulsory)

Students gain employment in a variety of roles within the photographic industry. This course prepares students for careers in commercial photography (including product, fashion, food and illustration photography), fine art, photojournalism, picture editing, picture research, curating and exhibition organisation, photography writing and criticism.

Students graduating from the Honours degree could progress to further study at postgraduate level such as an MA.

Portfolio of artwork supported by 64 UCAS points* gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or level 3 diploma in an art related subject or 2 A Levels (one in photography) along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/work experience. All applicants are formally interviewed.
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  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
Award BA (Hons) Photography
  • Colchester
UCAS Code W640

Full-time: 3 years  |
Part-time (ZH1BAPHP01): 6 years  |
Part-time applications are made direct to University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute

Start Date September 2018
Course Validated By
  • University of Essex
Tuition Fees**
  • Honours Degree
    Full-time (3 years)
    £9,250 per annum
  • Honours Degree
    Part-time (6 years)
    £9,250 per annum
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