Photography (BA Hons)

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Centre for Fashion, Art and Photography, Cheltenham

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 by Andrew Coley of athlete

Work with famous brands and international projects

Photography Student work
Photography Student work. Hair and beauty salon

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.

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.

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

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Fees

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UCAS codes

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

Careers

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

    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.

    Photography by graduate Andrew Coley of tree

    Work with famous brands and international projects

    Work with prestigious brands such as Magnum in New York, Photoworks Magazine, National Geographic, Mead Gallery and Capture the Event (sports photography including 2012 Olympics). Visit international photo festivals, including Delhi Photo Festival, Paris Photo and Berlin Transmediale.

    Photography Student work

    Learn from a Turner Prize-nominated artist

    Learn from award-winning staff. Richard Billingham is a world-renowned photographer, film-maker and artist who has been a Turner Prize nominee and winner of the prestigious Deutsche Börse Group photography prize. His work has also been held in many major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the V&A in London.

    Contact us

    Find out more about our courses.

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