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Photography (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Photography (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster is a course in the creative and critical practice of photography. You will be encouraged to develop your own visual practice through an appreciation of the history of the medium as well as a critical understanding of it's wider social and cultural significance. 

Overview

The Photography (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster will enable you to develop your creative production skills across a range of photographic and lens-based media, to establish a critically engaged and self-reflective creative practice. It will equip you with the skills to adapt to creative opportunities, participate in contemporary cultural debates, and increase your awareness of the political, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work.

You will also explore a wide range of relevant contemporary theories and debates designed both to stimulate a critically engaged practice and to better prepare you for a range of related careers. You will also gain cognitive and transferable skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Career Path 

Many of our graduates go on to work as photographers and photographic artists, but equally they pursue a range of careers within the broader photographic and creative sectors, as designers, historians, magazine editors, museum and gallery curators, picture editors and researchers, teachers, and writers. Many also go on to postgraduate study.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Skillset: the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the creative industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography from Invention to Mass Medium
  • Photography from the Cold War to the Present
  • The Photographic Eye
  • The Constructed Photograph
  • Advanced Concepts in Photography
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Vision & Technology
  • Photography for Wall, Page & Screen
  • Art/Science Collaboration
  • Creative Encounters
  • Exhibition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

UK 
  • A Levels - BB/CCC including Photography
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - MMM
  • Mature students with no formal qualifications but a portfolio of work are encouraged to apply.
EU/INTERNATIONAL
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points (minimum)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-Time (Price per 20-credit module)

  • UK/EU: £1,540
  • International: £2,240

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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