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University of Huddersfield

Photography

UCAS Code: W640

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Photography

**You’ll probably already have a good eye for composition and creating a photograph. Now you want to build on your practical skills, gaining a better understanding about what’s possible when you become part of this exciting and dynamic subject. Our course is structured to enable you to become a specialist in the dominant visual language of our age. There are careers available in an increasing range of industries from fashion and art, to advertising and education that all require the skills of informed, professional photographic practitioners.**

Our BA(Hons) Photography course will give you the chance to -

- Understand the role of a photographer in today’s society, and the commercial paths available to you. You’ll also be able to explore the history and contemporary practice of photography

- Be articulate about your work and be ready to discuss and present your images in a range of situations

- Be supported to develop your skills in a modular structure that involves making both still and moving image, whilst also providing you with the opportunity to experiment and collaborate with students from other courses and in live-project scenarios

- Be taught by tutors with extensive experience in a range of approaches to image-making and publishing in both the commercial environment and art-based practice

- Use our well-equipped digital studios, full of high-spec equipment, with more variety than you’d find in many professional studios. We’ve excellent digital and analogue darkroom facilities and cover all aspects of creative workflow and image output. You’ll be encouraged to develop your creativity and build up a portfolio of your work and establish a presence on all the relevant media platforms. We also have an extensive list of visiting specialists having an input on the course, which enrich the networks you’ll be connecting to as a student with us

Finally, our photography course is approved by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) giving you the chance to gain a respected BIPP professional qualification alongside your degree.

During this course you can benefit from the opportunity to gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)(http://www.adobe.com/uk/education/certification-programs.edu.html) accreditation in addition to your degree, at no extra cost. This is a globally recognised accreditation awarded by one of the leading software package providers to the creative industries, so could be valuable in your professional career. This accreditation is attractive to a number of employers and so it could give you a competitive edge in the job market. To be awarded the ACA accreditation, you’ll need to pass an online test.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Breaking the Photograph
Experimental Practices of Photography
Introduction to Critical Languages
Introducing Techniques of Photography

Year 2
Core modules:
Screen and Time
Narrative Sequence and Edit
Critical and Professional Languages
Collaborative Photographic Practice

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final Year
Core modules:
Advanced Research Strategies
Applied Critical Languages
Personal Practice Portfolio

Assessment methods

We support you and monitor your progress throughout the course, and your assessment will include production of photographic images in the studio, developmental studio work, exhibition and presentation of your work, as well as written assignments.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

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%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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

22%
Design occupations
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£16k

£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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