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London Metropolitan University

Photography

UCAS Code: W641

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer of grades BBC (112 UCAS points), one of which must be from a relevant subject.

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant design subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

DMM with portfolio interview

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four passes at Higher level at grade C or above.

UCAS Tariff

112
58%
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

Photography

**Why study this course?**This innovative Photography BA undergraduate course is taught in the heart of London's art and media hub where you'll find inspiration all around you. You'll develop essential digital and analogue photography skills alongside moving image expertise, as well as learning about the industry, exploring links with other art forms and discovering the history and aesthetics of photography through theory and practice.London Met was ranked 4th in the UK for fine art and photography by the Guardian university league table.In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.**More about this course**On this forward-looking Photography BA undergraduate course you'll develop the creative practice and portfolio needed for a career as a professional photographer. The degree covers both digital and analogue photography, and is taught at one of the UKs few art schools equipped with both colour and black-and-white darkroom facilities.As well as gaining vital practical experience through studio and workshop sessions, youll study the relevant theory and contemporary practice within the industry. Youll also have the opportunity to find out how photography is linked to moving image and other art forms, as well as putting your own knowledge into practice through collaboration with students on other art-based courses.We'll introduce you to how the industry works so you can learn about the advantages offered by digital and social media, as well as honing the writing skills youll need to create funding proposals, promotional copy and artist statements.As you progress through your undergraduate degree, youll be able to focus your learning on your personal areas of interest. You will network, discuss and explore ideas while also participating in relevant field trips and workshops.Within the School, youll be supported by our team of experienced tutors, all of whom are active practitioners and regularly showcase their work nationally and internationally.Alongside regular University exhibitions of your on-going work, which will be open to the public, youll be encouraged to exhibit your own work through the local arts groups we work with, including Alternative Arts, Photomonth Festival, Four Corners Film and Photography, London Independent Photographers and the Uncertain States group. Youll also have access and the chance to contribute to the East End Photography Archive at The Cass.**What our students say**"This is an enjoyable and rewarding course which provides an exciting engagement with current photography practice. It allowed me to develop my own approach to the discipline, equipping me with a range of subject-specific and transferable skills. It also provided me with the experience and confidence to go on to my MA."Elizabeth Vicary, former student

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 1 Ways of Seeing (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 2: Photography (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 3 (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 4 Themes (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 5: Photography (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 6 (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Exhibition and Display (core, 30 credits)
Final Project: Photography (core, 30 credits)
Project Development (core, 30 credits)

Assessment methods

There are no exams on this course. Instead, you'll be assessed through practical and written coursework at the end of each year and throughout the course you’ll be given valuable verbal and written feedback as your work progresses.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

Art

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
high
Photography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Photography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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