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Creative and Editorial Photography, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Luton, United Kingdom
Develop the knowledge, skills and professional insights to work with confidence as a photographer, producing editorial work for magazines, newspapers or the advertising and communications industry during the Creative and Editorial Photography programme from University of Bedfordshire.
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Your work will involve both digital and chemically-based wet photography and you will have opportunities for work experience as well as learning from permanent and visiting lecturers who are practising designers and artists in the UK and abroad.

Professional practice and career development are integral to the course and you will have help to prepare a professional portfolio and marketing materials.

At the end of the Creative and Editorial Photography programme from University of Bedfordshire, realise a creative project, and have the opportunity to progress to the third year of a BA (Hons) degree in a related field.

Choose Creative and Editorial Photography Foundation Degree and:  

  • Learn to make sound, objective evaluations of your own work, based on professional and practical insights
  • Study with expert staff from two institutions, as well as visiting speakers from relevant industries
  • Develop your understanding of the relationship between practice and theory, and how your work fits in to work-related contexts
  • Gain confidence and the ability to work independently in a professional environment
  • Explore the creative industries with opportunities for work placements; and enjoy support as you develop your portfolio, CV and marketing materials

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The foundation degree has an emphasis on strong vocational skills and academic relevance and will enable you to develop your creativity in order to gain relevant employment in the creative industries sector and/or the opportunity for further study in art and design at BA Level.

Employability skills are integrated into the course at both Level 4 and 5 and provide you with an awareness of the real-world context. As part of your course you will be helped to develop a strategy for obtaining appropriate work placements/employment/worked-related learning as part of your course. 

A Work-Based Learning unit at Level 5, will help you to become more focused on managing your career. You will be helped with the preparation of a professional portfolio; including a CV (curriculum vitae) and social media skills needed to promote yourself in a social mediated art and design world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Key Ideas In Art And Design: Modernism
  • Studio Practice Design And Visual Communication (Creative And Editorial Photography)
  • Studio Practice Key Skills And Concepts (Creative And Editorial Photography)
  • Foundation Degree Art And Design Project
  • Foundation Degree Project Planning Development And Work Based Learning
  • Key Ideas In Art And Design: Globalisation


We are looking for students who will contribute to and benefit from a programme of study with us. We will consider you as an individual and take into account all aspects of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for both breadth and depth in your current studies as well as enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.
  • Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.
  • As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.
  • Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

Work Experience

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6165 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

Living costs for Luton

  • 750 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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