The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Photography

Aims

This course allows you to engage with the key ideas and concepts within contemporary photographic practice, and to explore photography as a medium of communication in a number of professional settings. You will learn a variety of colour and black and white darkroom skills and have access to computer-based design programmes and digital manipulation software. Practical work will introduce you to cameras of all formats both in the studio and on location. An optional placement year will give you the opportunity to experience working environments. There are regular visits to exhibitions as well as field trips and lectures from visiting professional photographers. All modules offer an insight into both the technical and creative considerations within contemporary photographic practice and include topics such as; alternative and experimental photography; documentary photography; visual language and creative practice; creative digital practice; location studio and darkroom practice; photography and professional practice within the creative industries; photography and art practice; photography for persuasion; and the photographic document. We have worked with companies including: Diffusion; Hasselblad; Stock n Roll; and Gore and Ball Photography.

Entry requirements

2015 Entry

  • 200 UCAS points including a minimum of 160 points from at least two ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMP, BTEC National Certificate grade DM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM
  • Pass Access course with at least 45 credits at level 3
  • Successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience please consult the UCAS tariff tables or contact us before applying.

International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

Other Requirements

Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory reference. Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a Portfolio Review.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Fees and finance

2015/6 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 - *
Part time - *

2015/6 Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. As a guide please find below fees for last year.

2014/5 Home/EU International
Full time £8,900 £10,700
Part time # £2,645

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2014/5. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Employability

Our graduates have gone on to become successful professional photographers working in such fields as advertising, photo – journalism, fashion and editorial, documentary, studio portraiture and fine art. Recent graduates have also chosen to go into careers as museum and gallery curators, picture editors and researchers.

Companies we’ve worked with :

- Diffusion

- Hasselblad

- Stock n Roll

- Gore and Ball Photography

Accreditation

This course is accredited to the Association of Photographers: www.the-aop.org

Course content

Alternative and experimental photography; documentary photography; visual language and creative practice; creative digital practice; location studio and darkroom practice; photography and professional practice within the creative industries photography and art practice; photography for persuasion; and the photographic document.

All modules offer an insight into both the technical and creative considerations within contemporary photographic practice.

Outcomes

Understand the aesthetic, critical and contextual dimensions of contemporary photographic practice and its place in cultural contexts.

Develop audiences for their work and communicate with a range of professional agencies and external curators.

Critically generate new ideas and make work with exhibition value for galleries , commissions and open submissions at both a national and international level.

Work professionally on their own initiative or with others on collective aims and initiatives in the field of photography practice.

Why Wolverhampton?

  • You can explore photography as a medium of communication in a number of professional settings
  • Practical work introduces you to cameras of all formats both in the studio and on location
  • You enjoy access to industry standard design programmes and digital manipulation software, and acquire a variety of colour and black and white darkroom skills
  • An optional placement year will give you essential real-world experience
  • There are regular visits to exhibitions as well as field trips and lectures from visiting professional photographers
  • This course has professional affiliation to the Association of Photographers and is recognised as one of their recommended courses, visit: www.the-aop.org

Contact us

Telephone

0800 953 3222*

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Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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