B.A. On Campus


University of Chester

36 months
12750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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During the Photography programme offered by the University of Chester, you will develop an approach to photography where the craft of making images forms the basis for an independent practice which embraces photography's multiple contexts.


During the Photography course at the University of Chester, you will be introduced to the key issues and debtates which inform contemporary practice as you develop a critically reflective and self-initiated practice. You will have the opportunity to engage with the medium of photography in an experimental way and as the course progresses  you will you will evolve a personal practice and visual identity in your chosen genre and context. BA Photography studies culminate in the Art and Design Degree show where you will present a body of work, which has emerged from a personal project created over the course of your final year's study.

Why study this course with us?

  • The course embraces all forms of photography, but we encourage you to approach your photographic image-making as an independent and critically reflective practice. The course is rooted in the development of project-based work, which emerges from your own experience and ideas. 
  • The teaching is structured around introductory assignment briefs which are open ended in how you interpret the outcome. Timetabled sessions take the form of practical workshops and studio practice alongside lectures and seminars, which embed independent, art practices and their context. The programme is also built around a meeting of practice and theory in its widest sense. 
  • The programme is  distinguished in its support of photobook and moving image, new / mixed media and installation based uses of photography. The course regularly invites photographers from the art world and creative industries to share their professional experience as artists and photographers as well as their knowledge of the photographic industry and its employment opportunities and industry protocols. 
  • The teaching staff, are also established practitioners whose research interests enrich the identity and philosophy of the programme. We also have a longstanding team of Visiting Lecturers who also contribute to the programme including Tom Wood who is an internationally renowned photographer.

Career Prospects

During the course students have the opportunity to meet with practitioners, curators and writers who provide invaluable advice and insights. These experiences help you to move into a diverse range of photography careers including art practice, documentary and fashion as well as specialist areas such as medical illustration, and cinematography. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Photography Practices
  • Photography Theory
  • Photography Concepts, Materials and Processes (CMP)
  • Fine Art and Photography Experiential Learning
  • Contextual Practice
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Specialist Photography Practice
  • Learning in the Wider World
  • The Study Abroad Experience
  • Enhancing your Employability through Work Based Learning
  • Professional Practice
  • Critical Essay - Photography
  • Negotiated Photography Project Single Hons
  • Publishing Practice
  • Dissertation in Art and Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points - 112
  • GCE A-level - 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent, including Art & Design, Fine Art, Photography or an Art-related subject. Typical offer - BCC/BBC.
  • BTEC - BTEC Extended Diploma (Art & Design): DMM, BTEC Diploma (Art & Design): D*D*.
  • International Baccalaureate - 26 points, including 5 in HL Visual Arts.
  • OCR - OCR National Extended Diploma (Art & Design): Merit 2, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma (Art & Design): DMM, OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (Art & Design): D*D*.
  • IELTS - 6 with no score less than 5.5 in any band.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12750 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 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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