Photography, B.A. | Canterbury Christ Church University | Canterbury, United Kingdom
36 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Photography course from Canterbury Christ Church University will open your eyes to different aspects of photography and help you view it from a fresh perspective. From developing practical photographic skills to exploring visual research, this specialist course will enable you to understand and appreciate photography as a means of communication and creative expression.


You’ll be developing your individual and collective abilities, both creatively and technically, to a high level with the support of academic experts in the field.

The experienced and inspiring team will help you to identify your own interests in photography and enable you to make the most of your creative practice. They'll share their research insights and professional practice so that you are exposed to current and relevant photographic skills and knowledge.

What you'll learn

The Photography course from Canterbury Christ Church University is taught within professional facilities including specialist digital imaging and film processing suites and well-equipped studios. You will learn how to edit and print your work both in a darkroom and using digital printing methods. You will also benefit from receiving technical support to enable you use a variety of cameras, in a range of camera formats, including our latest digital cameras.

There will be regular field trips, exhibition and gallery based sessions. We also welcome visiting professionals to talk about their experience of working in the creative industries. 

Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the integration of practice and theory. All modules are designed to develop your awareness of supporting theoretical concepts, informing your own practice and encouraging you to develop areas of specialism as you progress from Year 1 to an increasingly individualised programme of study in Year 3.

Our aim is to help prepare you for a successful creative life after graduation, which is celebrated in a group exhibition at the end of each year of study.

Your future career

The course is designed to prepare you for work within the creative visual industries. As a successful student, you will have gained a full range of creative, theoretical, social, technological and administrative skills and resources appropriate for employment within the creative and cultural industries. 

Emphasis is placed on preparation for work - readiness throughout the programme including modules in exhibition curation and professional practice. Graduate students may progress to professional employment in photography and the creative industries, further study or more broadly into a variety of settings where innovation, confidence, discipline and flair are important.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Visual Research
  • Photography in Context
  • Analogue Photography and Darkroom Practice
  • Sequential Design
  • Photographer on Film
  • Documenting the Real: Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.
  • Applicants have the opportunity to demonstrate a genuine interest in photography through the submission of a portfolio of relevant practical work.
  • a minimum of two A Levels or
  • a BTEC National Diploma or
  • a combination of BTEC and A Level qualifications equivalent to two A Levels, such as a BTEC subsidiary certificate and one A Level or
  • an Access to Higher Education Diploma or
  • an International or Welsh Baccalaureate or
  • a Higher National Diploma/Higher National Certificate or
  • a minimum of two Advanced Highers from Scotland or
  • the Irish Leaving Certificate or
  • the European Baccalaureate Diploma or
  • an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Register with UCAS
  • Write your personal statement
  • Supply a reference

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 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 Canterbury

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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