What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers71%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
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
In the age of social media, you'll have the opportunity, through studying photography, to become an expert in the dominant visual language of our era. There are potential careers available in an increasing range of industries from fashion and art to advertising that require the skills of educated, professional photographic practitioners. This course could help you get there. Our Photography BA(Hons) course will give you the chance to understand the role of a photographer in today’s society, and the commercial and creative paths that are available to you. Through a combination of technical instruction, creative experimentation and critical reflection this course is designed to help you find your creative voice and transform your initial interest into a career. You’ll be supported to develop your practical skills through individual project work. You will join a wider creative community of fellow photographers, artists and designers putting together books, exhibitions and even short films. Through an engagement with the history of photographic practices, you’ll develop a sophisticated understanding of this fascinating subject and be able speak about your own work with authority. Our tutors have experience from a range of disciplines, from documentary making to commercial photography and fine art. And we’ve invested in our digital studio, equipping it to an extremely high standard, with more equipment than you’d find in many professional studios. You’ll be encouraged to unleash your creativity and build up a portfolio. The course is one of only ten in the UK that are approved by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and gives you the chance to gain a respected BIPP professional qualification alongside your degree.
Year 1 Core modules: Photography Process and Workflow 1; Photographic Theory and Practice; Digital Media Design Foundation Studio Practice. Year 2 Core modules: Digital Media Design Intermediate Studio; Audiences and Contexts; Photography Process and Workflow 2. Year 3 - optional placement year School of Art and Design Placement - You will normally spend a total of 48 weeks between the end of year two and the beginning of your final year in a managed work experience. You will be encouraged to obtain a placement activity relevant to your area of specialism, however a wide range of placements will be regarded as suitable. The placement will be monitored and you will be assessed on completion. (100%). Final Year Core modules: Research and Development for Photography; Theory for Photography; Major Project Photography.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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