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Photography

Hereford College of Arts

UCAS Code: W643 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course. Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Photography

Photography is our world’s most ubiquitous medium for creative self-expression. It has a powerful role in contemporary society: documenting people and places, promoting ideas and brands. This course is designed to provide the skills, techniques and conceptual ability for you to develop your own, unique photographic voice. Within the diverse profession of Photography, it will set you up for a successful career, exploring the area that excites you the most.
You will have access to the latest equipment and facilities as well as traditional darkrooms and film cameras. Our team of experienced lecturers and technicians have rich and varied professional experience. They will empower you with creative and technical skills, and a deep understanding of the context and potential of your own practice. After exploring a range of genres within studio and location photography, you can choose to pursue either the Editorial Photography pathway which includes: Documentary, Fashion, Portrait; or the Photographic Art pathway with a focus on: Landscape, Constructed Image and Fine Art. Industry links, portfolio reviews, visits to national and international galleries and festivals, and eminent guest speakers, are all integral to this lively programme. You will also take part in practical field trips including exceptional local landscape and characterful urban settings.

**Industry Links**

You will work on live projects for a variety of clients and engage through specialist lectures with some of the best UK photographers such as Tom Hunter, Simon Roberts, Anna Fox and others. Final Year Students have opportunity for portfolio reviews with industry experts and to exhibit their work in London as well as Hereford.

**After this Course**

Our graduates have a diverse range of photographic practice including: documentary, travel, wedding and events, architectural, advertising and fashion, photo retouching, fine art and curation. Many graduates have also continued to postgraduate MA study or developed careers in teaching and arts administration.

**Highlights**

1. A stimulating creative media studio environment within a dynamic arts school community.
2. Excellent facilities including two photographic studios and a traditional darkroom.
3. Small group teaching with great access to tutors and expert technical support.
4. Professional exhibition experience, every year of the course, at regional or national level.
5. Work alongside media professionals on live briefs and participate in national photographic competitions.
6. High student satisfaction and successful alumni.
7. No house style – we value your creativity and individuality.

Modules

From your first day at HCA you will work as a creative, developing your skills and your own voice through a series of projects. You will develop your creative practice, practical skills alongside your critical awareness and theoretical knowledge. You will study a range of modules that build your knowledge and confidence and total 120 credits each year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hereford College of Arts

Department:

Media Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
high
Photography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£12k

£12k

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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