PHOTOGRAPHY BA (HONS) DEGREE

Overview

About the Course

Are you looking to establish your photography skills, career and style? If so, this programme could kick-start your journey into the exciting and fast-paced world of photography. You will have access to our photography studio, digital post production facilities and will learn from experienced practicing lecturers. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.

Course highlights

  • Prevouis gallery trips have included Paris Photo (Paris), Foam (Amsterdam), Bauhaus (Berlin) and Fotomuseum (Antwerp). 
  • It could lead to careers in photography areas as diverse as advertising, editorial, fashion, fine art, PR and documentary filmmaking
  • Guest speakers have included documentary photographer Mark Neville, fine art photographer Claire Strand and editorial photographer Daniel Stier
  • During your photography degree, you will be working with small to large format cameras, studio lighting, digital post-production suites, Adobe software, traditional darkroom facilities and much more


 

Why study this course with us?

Photography is an ideal subject if you are interested in working on creative, expansive and challenging projects while developing your technical skills and creative style. You will have opportunities to exhibit your work, as well as time to produce an individual portfolio, to secure your place in the creative industries.  

At Farnborough, we provide instruction, demonstration, guidance and personal tuition in the practical application of photography. The programme incorporates commercially driven aspects of the photographic industry with an artistic and analytical approach. Included are technical seminars, workshops and demonstrations in practical application and theory. The core modules enable you to pursue specific pathways to suit your individual needs and aspirations.

 

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This course is perfect if you have an interest in photography and other creative areas, and would like to pursue further study to enhance your current qualifications or kick-start a new career path. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course; be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course in its second or third year following relevant qualifications and/or experience in the workplace.

Fees

FEE COST
Fee Per Year £9000

Paying for this Course

There are no up-front tuition fees for this course when taking out a student loan. Read more and find out if you are eligible.

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Your Course

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through class-led technical and theoretical study. During each module you will produce a visual response to a set brief that is backed up with written research and evaluation. As the course progresses, greater emphasis is placed on you to build an independent visual language whilst at the same time placing a context to work produced.

What modules are covered?

Level 4

  • Photographic Languages
  • Photographic Application
  • Photography: Key Debates
  • Academic Skills
  • Cultural Impact
  • Narrative Form and Function
  • Digital Image Techniques

Level 5

  • Design for Print
  • Strategies and Investigation
  • Fashion Interactions
  • Self-Devised Professional Brief
  • Research Practice
  • Industrial Placement
  • Advertising

Level 6

  • Conceptual Image
  • Final Major Project
  • Contemporary Photography
  • Dissertation
How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes portfolio of practical work, production report, assessed coursework/assignments, formal assessment, formal examination, practical demonstrations, project reports and presentations.

Programme Structure

The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.

Your Future

What Next?

Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'. 
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - 7Q4B

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Either:

  • 72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma, with suitable grades
  • As a mature students who has relevant evidence of work experience and/or relevant recent study following a successful interview

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required. 

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The class size was ideal as the tutors had enough time for all of us and we still had each other to inspire each other. We had talks from professional photographers - it was really inspiring as a student to see those successful people.
Eniko
WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH?
CAREER FOCUSED DEGREES
We focus on giving you the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career, which is why many of our courses are more hands-on than you might expect.
CLASSROOM BASED LECTURES
Our class sizes are similar to college, which means you won’t get lost in the crowd or feel like just a number with us.
SMALL CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Our small campus is full of plants, natural light, and new facilities that will help you feel good while studying. Plus, you’ll have exclusive access to University Centre study spaces in the College.
PLENTY OF PERSONALISED SUPPORT
Studying a degree at a small institution means your lecturers will know all your strengths and weaknesses, and give you valuable feedback and support to help you go further.
Pearson
UK Quality Assured
University of Surrey
Ofsted Outstanding Provider
Pearson
UK Quality Assured
University of Surrey
Ofsted Outstanding Provider
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