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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

80 UCAS tariff points from a combination of A Levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

80 UCAS tariff points

BTEC Diploma

80 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 16-56 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Develop your creative potential within an inspiring, supportive community at Hereford College of Arts and turn your passion for photography into an exciting career. You will learn from successful photographers and make contacts with key organisations within the industry. The course is designed to equip you with the technical, creative and critical skills needed to succeed within the area of photography that most excites you. A range of inspiring modules will enable you to experience the diversity of photography so you can focus on either Editorial i.e. Documentary, Portrait, Advertising, Fashion, Sport or Photographic Arts i.e. Landscape, Constructed Image and Fine Art. Industry links, Portfolio reviews, visits to Photo Festivals and eminent guest speakers are all integral to this lively programme.


In Year 1 you will be introduced to fundamental technical elements of photography through studio and location based modules which explore ideas of social documentary, landscape and portraiture. You will be taught digital imaging techniques as well as darkroom experimentation. Year 1 (Level 4) Modules: Practice in Context One (20 credits), Introduction to Image Making (20 credits), Object, Form and Metaphor (20 credits), Traditional and Experimental Photography (20 credits), Photography and Representation (20 credits), Professional Location Practice (20 credits). Year 2 further develops theoretical and practical understanding. Practical modules engage with visual narrative through still and moving image. A constructed image module further develops studio skills and understanding of image making and image meaning. Year 2 (Level 5) Modules: Practice in Context Two (20 credits), Narrative Imaging (20 credits), The Constructed Image (20 credits), Moving Image and AV Production (20 credits), Commercial Portfolio (20 credits), Personal Philosophies (20 credits). In Year 3 you take more direction of your practice through self-written projects where individual destination is being defined. You will develop business and legal understanding crucial to your career. You will also engage in a final degree exhibition and portfolio reviews with eminent industry experts. Year 3 (Level 6) Modules: Practice in Context Three (30 credits), The Public Domain (20 credits), Negotiated Practice (30 credits), Defined Practice (40 credits).

Hereford College of Arts

The main building

We are the only specialist art, design, music and performing arts college in the west Midlands. As a smaller college we can offer very individual, personal attention to each student tutors are available for a chat at almost any time, any day of the week. Every student on a studio-based course has their own individual workspace and all course sizes are kept small.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 77% MED
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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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