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University of South Wales

PhotoJournalism

UCAS Code: WP65

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D-B,C,C

To include a relevant subject. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

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

MMP-DMM

To include a relevant subject. The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

80-112

The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

D-A*

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Photography

Multimedia journalism

Photojournalism is a unique and powerful form of visual storytelling originally created for print magazines and newspapers, but has evolved to include photography, filmmaking and New media.

Our Photojournalism degree is perfectly located in the heart of the exciting and beautiful capital city of Cardiff. On this dynamic specialist degree you will learn the skills to operate as a professional photojournalist. You’ll learn how to be technically proficient, research stories, understand narrative and how best to explore your personal interests through visual storytelling. You will learn using cutting edge facilities and industry standard equipment.

The degree centres around Press and PR photography alongside short and long form documentary photography and film. The course also includes modules in law and ethics, journalism, New media and social media. We believe you learn by doing, so primarily teach through industry based live briefs and classroom workshops - drawing on the expertise of award winning lecturers and leading professional photographers.
The course offers the opportunity to collaborate with departments across the University and work on external commissions. Previous students have had work experience with organisations such as; Cardiff City FC, BBC Online, Media Wales, BAFTA, the Welsh Paralympics, Wimbledon, the London Marathon, the Hay Festival, and the Cardiff and Vale Health Board. All students are signed up to the picture agency Alamy.
After three years study our students leave USW industry ready – with experience of current working practices, a strong technical skill base, a refined portfolio and confidence in their own abilities. We encourage students to get work published (inter)nationally before graduation. Student work has been published in The Independent, The Mirror, the Metro, Huffington Post, BBC Online, Farmers Guardian and WalesOnline. In 2019 we had a graduate win a place in the Portrait of Britain competition and a student chosen as the EyeEm Photographer of the Year - the largest Photography competition in the world and another had three of her images selected for the BJP Portrait of Britain publication.
We are a small cohort so are able to work one to one with our students to prepare them for their individual career paths. Our graduates have gone on to find employment in the newspaper and magazines industry, film production and in social media, marketing and PR roles.
Interested in learning more? See our Instagram/Twitter: @photoj_usw

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff

Department:

Media

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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.

70%
med
Photography
73%
med
Multimedia journalism

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Journalism

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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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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£19k

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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