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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

54%

Subjects
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
66% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of 112 UCAS points required - to include an art and design related subject within overall tariff

Scottish Highers
AAAA

Typical offer AAAA to include a relevant art/design/photography subject within overall tariff

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBC

Typical offer of BBC to include a relevant art/design/photography subject

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Art and Design or Photography specialism

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Relevant art/design/photography subjects

International Baccalaureate
27

Visual Arts

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

54%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

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

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course will encourage you to pursue your interests and ambitions within photography by teaching you how to creatively develop your ideas. You will learn to produce imagery supported by research and critical thinking, and directed towards the context of the creative industries.

Modules

Core and optional modules may include: Year 1: concept and enquiry I; concept and enquiry II; development; introduction to current issues in art practice, theory and display I; introduction to current issues in art practice, theory and display II or a language option. Year 2: context and experiment II; context and experiment II; creative career management; re-presentation; photography option module or a language option; contemporary issues in research. Year 3: realising and consolidating I; realising and consolidating II, presentation; dissertation.

Kingston University

Kingston Hill Nightingale Centre

At Kingston University we offer world-class facilities, award-winning resources, an enviable location, excellent links with industry and a diverse student population. We make it our goal to provide you with the skills and experiences you need to go on and make a difference – to your own life and those around you.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 66%
Student score 66% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

18%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

18%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and 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 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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