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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

56-72

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
51% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CD - DDD

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
56-72

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
60-72

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 56-72 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

Not Available

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

£6,000

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

The course gives you the practical and critical experience you need for degree-level education. It's an ideal route onto the BA (Hons) Photography programme. The emphasis initially is on experimentation and exploration using a variety of techniques and processes.

Modules

Students are given a strong grounding in the principles and practice of photography; they explore a variety of lens-based media through contemporary and traditional ways of working; the year is structured to give students the skills and confidence they need and to prepare them for year 1 on the undergraduate programme; the emphasis initially is on experimentation and exploration using a variety of techniques and processes; students work on assignments on location and in the studio; they are shown how to use a camera, how to be a creative image-maker, and how to print their images to a high standard; studentsâ?? work is supported by a hands-on technical module and skills workshops, introducing them to a variety of cameras, lighting and post-production methods; as a complement to practice, students study the history of photography, where it has come from, where it is now and where it is going; they are encouraged to articulate their ideas and develop a personal approach to their work.

University of Cumbria

Carrock halls of residence

The University of Cumbria has multiple campuses - from Carlisle to London! - each offering a unique learning experience which enables students to have that small campus feel but be part of a bigger university community. With strong focus on vocational learning, it is 2nd in the UK for graduate employability with 97% in employment or further study within six months.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 49%
Student score 51% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

59%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

68%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
281 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

23%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

20%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

17%

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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