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University of East London

Photography

UCAS Code: W641

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

96

For entry of this course you will be assessed by portfolio/interview.

63%
Applicants receiving offers

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Photography

More than ever in human history we are surrounded with images that sell us products, promote ourselves and make critical commentary. On this course you will consider the implications and your position within this world. You will expand your practical expertise creativity working through a wide range of processes/practices connecting your digital present with our analogue past, supported by a wide range of professional and contextual studies. You will be studying in East London, on a new docklands site with easy access to Londons culture of photographers, galleries and photography labs, as well as the history of the old East End. You will be collaborating not only with an energetic and diverse staff and student body at UEL but with organisations such as the National Portraiture Gallery, Iniva, Canon, Train to Create and Tirade Magazine (the latter two both set up by our very own photography graduates). The programme is affiliated to the Association of Photographers, the leading organisation representing professionals in the industry. At the end of the three years, youll leave armed with the confidence and creative skills to make your mark in the broadening world of photography that is both local and global. You will be following in the steps of graduates who have been successful in establishing careers and studios, international magazine and collaborative partnerships as well as progressing to postgraduate studies.

Modules

Year 1:Photography 1 (core)
Photographic Processes and Practices (core)
Contextual Studies 1, The History of Photography (core)
Year 2:Photography 2 (core)
Professional Contexts (core)
Contextual Studies 2 (core)
Contemporary Photography (core)
Year 3:Photography 3 (core)
Advanced Professional Context (core)
Art & Design Dissertation (optional)
Contextual Studies 3 Global Photography (optional)

Assessment methods

You'll be required to present work for assessment in the form of exhibition, portfolio presentation, oral presentation or in the form of an evaluative learning journal, report or essay.

The course includes 30-credit and 45-credit modules which are assessed at the end of each year. The marks from the second and third years are used to formulate your final degree award.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)

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.

71%
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

64%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
A

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
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.

£14k

£14k

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

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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