Our Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree will give you the skills you need for a successful and rewarding career in photography by telling important stories. You’ll explore how photography can have an impact on peoples lives and how it can be used as a medium for change across the world. You’ll be inspired by our lecturers who are professional photographers in their own right, and by guest lecturers from the world of Photojournalism, Documentary, Landscape and Commercial Photography.
Our Photojournalism and Documentary Photography BA (Hons) course scored 91% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.
You’ll use your passion and our support to develop a professional portfolio of photography to launch your career as a photographer and will study a range of exciting modules covering not just Photojournalism and Documentary Photography but also Documentary Film Making, Commercial Photography, Self-Publishing, The Darkroom and Exhibiting Photography. You’ll collaborate with fellow students to edit and publish your best work in an annual newspaper and be given the opportunity to enter The Tom Stoddart Award, our annual print competition judged by Tom Stoddart himself and Canon UK.
You’ll be able to travel internationally with the course on field trips, previous destinations include – Paris, Berlin, New York, Tokyo and Perpignan, together with UK field trips to London, Derby and Bristol.
Our Film Production & Photography courses are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction and career prospects by the Guardian University Guide 2022.
Throughout the course, you’ll learn by doing. In your first year, you’ll work on-location at two local events, develop skills to produce diverse photographic responses using both the street and the studio. In your second year, you’ll progress your photographic perspective, refining projects to your professional ambitions. In your final year travel internationally with students producing critically acclaimed projects in destinations across the world.
You will be assessed on practice-based and theory-based modules, supplemented by self-reflective analysis. You will receive clear and detailed audio feedback that will help you reflect on, and develop your strengths. This is supported by individual tutorials, seminars and workshops around business practice and professional development.