As a student you will develop technical and critical skills throughout the three years of the course, to become an accomplished, independent photographer and critically informed image-maker. Approaching photography with a spirit of enquiry and experimentation, while developing your technical and communication skills, will open up a range of creative and professional possibilities for you as a photographic practitioner.
On the Photography (Hons) programme from Arts University Plymouth , we consider the expanded and innovative potential of photography within the context of contemporary art. Our students explore a range of conceptual, practical and experimental approaches to photography in locating their own creative narrative, as emergent and highly individual, contemporary artists.
On this journey, you’ll develop creative and technical production skills using a range of media, covering digital and film-based photography, from 19th Century processes through to the latest technology, in order to proficiently express your photographic vision. You will also be able to critically reflect on your own practice and creativity and understand photography as a key visual language within contemporary culture.
Alongside this, professional practice modules will provide you with the grounding in business, legal and ethical considerations that you’ll need to pursue your own career in the creative industries.
Recent visiting artists and lecturers have included Alison Nordström, Dinu Li, Nicholas White, Jonny Briggs, Anna Fox, Ben Borthwick, Jack Latham, Tom Hunter, Richard Billingham, Peter Kennard, Sophy Rickett, Sian Davey, Louis Porter, Matthew Broadhead, Aaron Schuman and Arko Datto, while the university’s onsite gallery has hosted exhibitions from Martin Parr, Suki Dhanda and Corinne Day.
The strong international connections also allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.
Graduates can become photographers, artists, curators, art or creative directors, creative producers, filmmakers, writers, academics, lecturers and teachers, online producers and more. Successful alumni include photographers such as Nicholas White, whose practice spans commercial and creative photography, while other graduates have gone on to postgraduate study and careers in the creative industries.
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- Methods & Materials
- Encountering Place
- Exploring Subject
- Platforms of Exchange
- Speculative Strategies
- Global Challenges
- Ideas & Audience
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 874 other Bachelors in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- We offer places to students who have a GCSE profile of at least five GCSEs, grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), including English Language.
- Applicants also need a portfolio and 112 - 120 UCAS points, earned through an Art & Design Foundation Diploma, A-levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM grade, Access to HE Art & Design, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, the International Baccalaureate, or other international qualifications.
- We welcome applications from candidates without formal qualifications who can provide evidence of their creativity.
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International16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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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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