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Sheffield Hallam University

Photography

UCAS Code: W640

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:18

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a media-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above.

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 64 points in a relevant* subject. For example: •BBC at A Level including a grade C in a relevant subject . •DMM in BTEC Extended Diplomain a relevant subject. •A combination of qualifications which must include a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Photography

•Acquire digital and traditional photographic analogue skills, digital capture and production and image management and manipulation, using industry standard equipment.
•Develop core practical skills through creative professional practice and a critical engagement with image making.
•Have the opportunity to study abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.
•Refine your ability to solve problems, manage complex projects, and communicate your ideas effectively.

Engage with a distinctive, independent approach to a wide range of photographic contexts with this professional and practice-based degree. You are encouraged to take risks in a highly creative environment, developing your understanding and knowledge of the medium to enable you to fulfil your potential in the constantly-evolving discipline of photography.

You learn through a creative, practice-based approach to self-directed production which emulates the independent nature of professional practice within photography. This is underpinned through an exploration of historical and contemporary approaches and relevant theoretical issues in order to help situate your work in a critical context.

You learn through
•specialist workshops
•technical surgeries
•large group lectures
•smaller group seminars
•group critiques and review sessions
•individual tutorials

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Module: Photography: Analogue Practices Credits: 40.00
Module: Photography: Digital Techniques And Skills Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: History - Practices And Debates Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Introduction To Critical Analysis Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Visual Narratives Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Advanced Techniques And Skills Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Concepts And Questions Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Contemporary Photographic Practice Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Negotiated Practice Credits: 40.00
Module: Photography: Research And Reflection Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Critical Research Project Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Independent Practice Credits: 60.00
Module: Photography: Independent Practice Preparation Credits: 20.00
Module: Photography: Professional Practice Credits: 20.00

Assessment methods

Coursework, practical

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and 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.

78%
med
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
97%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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.

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£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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