Photography BA (Hons)

Photography BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,000
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

This course is delivered through workshops, lectures, tutorials and visits from professionals from across the sector – including photographers, editors, stylists and artists. The first year of the Photography degree introduces key concepts relevant to contemporary photographic practice, through challenging practical projects, designed to improve technical abilities such as lighting techniques and processing and printing skills. You’ll be introduced to the history of photography and spend some time developing practical camera and communication skills. As you move through the programme, you will reinforce your emerging photographic practice through a sound knowledge of photography industry, taking part in research projects and public exhibitions. Contextual features of the course will encourage you to think critically about photography and its impact on culture and society. You’ll be taught in specialist studios with access to state-of-the-art digital and film cameras, Mac computers and industry standard lighting rigs. We also have black and white darkrooms, allowing students to print chemically. Optional study trip opportunities are offered to key cities such as New York, London and Paris, allowing you to visit exciting exhibitions and gain industry experience.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Applicants with minimum one year of a Bachelor at a recognised institution, with an average score of at least 3.5 out of 5 may be considered for entryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with 28 points overall OR Successful completion of a relevant International Foundation Year from a recognised UK Institution IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. All applicants are individually assessed via interview with portfolio.

Career opportunities

Graduate destinations include: freelance photography, medical/forensic photography, picture editors, account executives, photography historians, photography agents, studio managers, digital re-touchers, teachers, technicians, food stylists, gallery curators, and exhibitions and publicity officers.

Campus location

Stoke-on-Trent , United Kingdom

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