Photography with Foundation Year, B.A. | Canterbury Christ Church University | Canterbury, United Kingdom
48 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The degree in Photography with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject.


The course in Photography with Foundation Year 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.

Whether you are a school leaver or someone considering returning to study but don’t have the entry requirements for your chosen subject, the foundation year may give you a way of accessing higher education.

During the foundation year, you'll develop your photographic and study skills and will build your confidence so that you're ready to launch into the degree course. 

As you progress through the course, you'll be developing your individual and collective creative and technical abilities to a high level with the support of academic experts in photography. 

Our 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 creative practice so that you are exposed to current and relevant photographic skills and knowledge.

The course is taught within professional facilities including specialist digital imaging and film processing suites and well-equipped studios. You'll also benefit from editing, darkroom and printing facilities, technical support and the latest DSLRs, medium and large format equipment.

There will be regular field trips, exhibition and gallery-based sessions (including the opportunity for you to exhibit your own work) and we also welcome visiting professionals. 

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:

  • Foundation Media and Visual Communications
  • Visual Research
  • Photography in Context
  • Advanced Creative Photographic Practice
  • Analogue Photography and Darkroom Practice
  • Documenting the Real: Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 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

  • Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points. We will also welcome applications from students with few or no formal Level 3 qualifications who wish to return to education and applicants may be asked to attend an interview.
  • You do not need to have significant prior knowledge of arts and humanities related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.
  • 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 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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