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Photography

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level or equivalent qualification.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

We will consider T Levels for entry to this course, either as stand-alone qualifications or in conjunction with other Level 3 qualifications, in accordance with the specified course tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

112

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Photography

Explore all aspects of what it means to be a professional photographer in the 21st Century on this degree course.

Learn practical skills including exposure and metering, digital workflow, colour and black and white printing, studio lighting, large and medium format, planning and installing exhibitions, professional photographic portfolio development and moving image.

You’ll work across the subject of photography choosing to focus on areas such as art, documentary, editorial, commercial, advertising and critical writing on photography, tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.

With access to traditional and digital photographic facilities with industry-standard equipment, you’ll learn how to use and adopt skills to develop your creativity, working between analogue and digital. Explore a range of self-directed learning experiences combining practice with theory, enabling you to develop the creativity and autonomy to establish your own photographic practice.

Our graduates are leaders within the creative industries and you will be joining an extended alumni club who help us to create opportunities for you in terms of work experience and graduate career prospects.

**Key features**
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- Work with industry-standard facilities, learning skills in traditional photographic methods, digital media and emerging technologies.

- Work broadly across the subject, including art, documentary, editorial, advertising and fashion photography, and critical writing.

- Develop your professional skills through work experience placements, industry competitions, and collaborations with organisations.

- Benefit from our guest lecturer series, with speakers from a range of photographic practices.

- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.

- Take part in the development and organisation of a photography festival in your final year, showcasing your work at venues across Nottingham, with further opportunities to exhibit at other graduating events.

- Alumni have gone on to roles such as creative director at Jamie Oliver and companies such as Getty Sports Images.

- NTU is Ranked 12th in the UK for Art and Design. (The Complete University Guide 2021).

- NTU is ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (The Guardian University Guide 2021).

**Assessment**

Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.

**Employability**

Graduate destinations include; casting director, commissioned by Vogue; EC Language Centres, photographer and filmmaker; assignment editor, Getty Images; photographer, Press Association; Vogue magazine, picture researcher; fashion photographer; re-toucher, Ted Baker; creative artworker, Agency 4; and picture editor, Press Association.

Modules

[Year One]

- Conversations with Photography (20 credit points, full year)
- Exploring Photography (100 credit points, full year)

[Year Two]

- Photography and the World (60 credit points, full year)
- Futures (20 credit points, full year)
- Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points, half year)
- Optional module. You will also choose one 20-credit module from:

Critical Histories
Materials and Making
Publishing: Experimental Formats
Typography: Use and Expression
Ethical DesignTelling Stories
Digital Marketing and Communication
The Art of the Video Interview

[Final Year]

- Writing Photography (20 credit points, full year)
- Photography Final Project (80 credit points, full year)
- Futures II (20 credit points, full year)

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

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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.

61%
med
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

61%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Customer service occupations

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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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