BA (hons) Photographic Practice

Photography is a relatively new medium. Despite its short existence it has become an extremely important vehicle for human communication. It is everywhere. Where there is light there is photography, where there is no light it can be introduced. From outer space to the atom, from the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean, all is revealed through photography. Photographers say; “look at this.” We see photographs and we are informed, we see photographs and we are persuaded, we see photographs and we are shocked, we see photographs and we are enlightened… Photography is a deceptively simple medium, just point and click, which belies its potential for subtlety and nuance, its potential to stop you in your tracks.

The course is led by a strong sense of individual vocational needs, yet it is not restrictive in approach. It emphasizes the potential employability of its graduates. Students are encouraged to use their technical skills in support of their creative ideas. Students will be motivated and challenged at each level of the course. With relatively small cohorts and excellent facilities, many of which are available for loan, the photography team aim to fully develop your talents. Three main themes are embedded throughout the course: photographic creativity, photographic understanding and photographic industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a strong photography or art and design portfolio and demonstrate a commitment to photography, four GCSE passes including English at grade C or above plus:
Tariff: A minimum of 240 UCAS points from A/AS Levels, with at least one design subject, or A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent in a design subject with MMM grade and above, or A mature student with a substantial portfolio of photographic and/or artwork.
UCAS Code: W640
Admissions Tutor: Shaun McDermott, Programme Director