Photography (BA Hons)

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Photography

BA (Hons)

Acclaimed artists in residence

Learn from internationally renowned photographers - and follow in their footsteps.

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Unique opportunities

Amazing experiences to broaden your horizons and hone your skills.

Person in Amsterdam dressed as a demon.

International trips, exchanges and placements will expand your knowledge, as well as your portfolio.

Photographs hanging on a wall of a gallery.

Challenge your perspective through symposiums, curation, work experience placements and exhibitions. (Photo: Ffion Chant)

Students planning an exhibition.

Make the most of our links with renowned galleries to showcase your work.

A specialist centre

Find everything you need under one roof - from traditional darkrooms, to cutting-edge editing facilities.

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Learn from a Turner Prize-nominated artist

Richard Billingham

Professor Richard Billingham

Professor Richard Billingham shot to fame shortly after leaving art school, with a body of work called 'Ray's a Laugh'.

In 1997, he was awarded the prestigious City Bank Photography Prize, later to become known as the Deutsche Börse. He was then in the Sensations exhibition, which launched the work of the Young British Artists - or YBAs.

In 2001, Richard was nominated for the Turner Prize, for his solo show at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

His work is held in many public collections including The Metropolitan Art Museum (New York), SFMOMA, V&A and Tate Galleries.

Richard has recently written and directed a feature film for cinema called 'Ray & Liz', which will be released in 2018.

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Reframing the Eye

Join Jack as he prepares to showcase his work at the Wilson Art Gallery.

Course Details

One of the UK's best universities for photography, we’re ranked in the top 10 for photography degrees by Guardian University Guide 2016.

Photography studio darkroom.

Course outline

Look at life through a lens. Express your creativity and communicate your ideas through photography. This broad-based photography degree will allow you to explore and develop expertise in a range of photographic genres that will enable you to turn your passion and creativity into a career path.

Studying and researching photography, you'll develop unrivalled technical and artistic skills, using dedicated facilities including traditional wet darkroom processing labs, large studios and industry-standard computers, software spanning all forms of image manipulation and film, video and animation. You'll explore still and moving photography, exhibition work, installations and curation. You will produce a rich portfolio of work, research sketchbooks, exhibitions and essays.

Learn from award-winning staff and work with prestigious brands. Lecturer Professor Richard Billingham is a Turner Prize-nominated artist and one of our highly-acclaimed staff. Students have worked with Magnum in New York, Photoworks Magazine and Capture the Event photography (Capture the Event covered the 2012 Olympics). You'll have the opportunity to visit international photo festivals, including the Delhi Photo Festival and Paris Photo.  

You can find out more about the Photography staff and see student work on our blog.

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Study style

Develop your skills through a rich portfolio of work, research sketchbooks, exhibitions and essays. Modules typically include Photography Skills, Critical Ideas in Photography, Collaborative Exhibition Project, Curation, and Professional Development: Portfolio and Funding.

Industry links

Strong international links with arts schools, universities, museums and collectives in Australia, USA, Canada, Bangladesh, India and the Netherlands. This includes Magnum in New York, Photoworks Magazine, Delhi Photo Festival, Paris Photo, Berlin Transmediale, Capture the Event (sports photography for 2012 Olympics), David Cook (food photographer), Clifton Cameras, Athens Community Arts, and Hardwick Gallery.

Careers

  • Photographer (studio, journalism, product, lifestyle, fashion, commercial, location)
  • Curator
  • Digital imaging specialist
  • Exhibiting/publishing artist

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media and Integrated Programme.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by portfolio and interview

Fees

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UCAS Codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeW641

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