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University for the Creative Arts

Photography (4 Year - UCA Farnham)

UCAS Code: W643

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Photography

Our BA (Hons) Photography course at UCA Farnham will encourage you to develop experimental and innovative approaches to photography.

With a distinguished history stretching back more than 70 years, it offers you the chance to join a community of internationally renowned artists and photographers and the ability to fully understand how the images you produce have an impact on our experience of the world.

This four-year version of the course will give you a focused introduction to photography and film, and help you to develop skills in moving and still image, and in audio production and editing. The initial year will also offer seminars, tutorials, specialist technical workshops and group critiques to support you in adapting to student-centred learning at degree level.

You’ll have access to a wide range of digital and analogue facilities, and will be given the freedom to develop your own practice and fine-tune your creativity through a variety of workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars covering historical and contemporary approaches.

Modules

Year 0 is a preparatory year which provides you with a focused introduction to your chosen area of study and upon successful completion, it'll secure your place on the three year degree without further application or interview. It will give you a focused introduction to photography and film, helping you develop skills in moving and still image. In Year 1 you'll research and experiment with documentary practices, and begin to explore the representation of the urban and rural environment. You'll explore photography's ability to create meaning within relevant theoretical and contextual frameworks, and investigate the constructed image within an historical context. In Year 2 you'll examine key aspects of photographic practices and theory in relation to their historical origins. You'll also begin to engage with how meaning can be constructed within a single image, often referred to as a 'tableau', or across a series of images - learning how to tell a story and guide the viewer to a desired conclusion. In Year 3 you'll produce a dissertation related to the contextual and/or theoretical basis of your chosen area of practice, and also pursue a substantial piece of practical work before your final major project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Farnham

Department:

Photography

TEF rating:
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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.

76%
med
Photography

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Photography

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

82%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
6%
Design occupations
6%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Photography

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

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£16k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

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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