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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

240 points

BTEC Diploma
MMM

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

85%

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

£9,000

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 allows you to engage with the key ideas and concepts within contemporary photographic practice, and to explore photography as a medium of communication in a number of professional settings. You will learn a variety of colour and black and white darkroom skills, and have access to computer-based design programmes and digital manipulation software. Practical work will introduce you to cameras of all formats both in the studio and on location, and an optional placement year will give you essential realworld experience. There are regular visits to exhibitions as well as field trips and lectures from visiting professional photographers.

Modules

All modules offer an insight into both the technical and creative considerations within contemporary photographic practice and include topics such as; alternative and experimental photography; documentary photography; visual language and creative practice; creative digital practice; location studio and darkroom practice; photography and professional practice within the creative industries; photography and art practice; photography for persuasion; and the photographic document.

University of Wolverhampton

On campus

The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education. We continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to our excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
83%
17%

Year 1

92%
8%

Year 2

88%
12%

Year 3

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 89%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

73%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
220 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

27%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

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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