BA (hons) Photographic Practice

Photographic Practice Open Days

Photographic Practice Open days will be held at the Arts Academy in central Cardiff on:
Saturday 26th September 2015.
Saturday 24th October 2015.
Saturday 28th November 2015.

Please contact Shaun McDermott (Tel: (02920) 342675 or e-mail: to book your place.

About the course

A welcoming course, with low student numbers, aims to provide students with professional and academic development, enabling them to become creative individuals that are responsive to the needs of the Photographic, and associated industries. Students will progress through three levels of study and will be provided with the opportunity to develop a sustained body of commercially viable, independent, practical work, in conjunction with a body of academic research.

On completion of the course, graduates should be able to advance professionally, and contribute significantly within the field of Photography.

Course delivered by Bridgend College in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University

Course Content and Delivery

The degree is assessed by coursework submission.
There are formal lectures, practical workshops and seminars.
Each year we have an international visit (Berlin 2016), and UK gallery and Location trips.
Modules studied include:
Level 4: Studio photography, Digital imaging, Visual language, Photo essay, Darkroom
Level 5: Specialist practice, Negotiated practice, Multimedia, Professional practice
Level 6: Advanced independent practice, Dissertation, Professional Photographic Practice
The Arts Academy is in the centre of Cardiff, right by the train station, and near all amenities.
The building houses professional quality Photographic Studios, Mac suites and darkrooms.

Entry Requirements

Students should possess at least:
• A minimum of 3 A Levels at grade C or above or 240 UCAS points
• A BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent with MMM grade or
• A BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies, Art & Design or
• A mature student with a substantial portfolio of photographic work
• Plus – a minimum of grade C in GCSE English

Key Facts

UCAS code: W640
Course Title: BA (Hons) Degree in Photographic Practice
Location: The Arts Academy, Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10 5DJ
Length of Course: 3 years, full time

For further information
Please contact Shaun McDermott, Course Director
Tel: (02920) 342675 e-mail:

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Cardiff School of Art & Design,
Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Llandaff Campus,
Western Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 5898

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