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Level 4+

BA (Hons) Photography ( Part time)


This part-time degree programme allows students to develop as photographic artists, documentary photographers and visual communicators.
Please note: this is the part-time version of our full-time Photography BA (Hons) degree programme.
Key features
  • Photographic Arts training
  • Professional studios with infinity wall, lighting and effects machines
  • Digital production suites
  • Visual communication skills
  • Darkroom/alternative printing

Year 1: The first year engages you in learning about the photographic medium through technical development and encourages that development of individual style and direction for each photographer.

Year 2: The second year develops further technical skills, whilst refining your photographer direction. This year allows you to experiment and to engage in a wide range of photographic practice. Direction is guided by staff, but is driven by innovation. Increasingly students in the second year are exploring areas such as cinemagraphs, moving images and holograms during the year.

Year 3: The third year encourages students to specialise in areas of photography that interest you, developing intellectual, innovative, creative and practical skills specific to their specialisms. You will engage with live projects, developing entrepreneurial skills and independent practice to achieve professional work and enriched contacts within industry.

You will work with visiting practitioners, as well as our academic staff who have specialist professional experience, to develop major photographic projects, work collaboratively and to create opportunities to develop as a photographer. The course allows for individual development, for a range of experimental, explorative projects that are then developed into a specialist portfolio and major exhibition.

You will develop strong technical skills, a broad range of photographic skills. The course is heavily practical, with opportunities for students to work in a range of photographic genres.

Facilities include:

  • Three professional studios
  • Infinity studio
  • The black portrait studio
  • TV Studio (with product table for professional shots)
  • Range of cameras including full frame digital, and a range of lenses from wide angle to telephoto
  • Full digital post production capabilities, professional lighting and effects machines (wind machines etc)
  • Dark rooms

Previous students have worked with:

  • Andy Earl -British music photographer
  • Heather Angel – Wildlife photographer
  • Richard Grange – Press photographer
  • Syd Shelton – Documentary photographer
  • Malcolm Glover – Fine Art photographer.


Each application will be assessed individually, including a review of your grades, interview, portfolio/audition and any experience.

Typical entry requirements are below but offers may vary:

  • a relevant A-Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma

In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet our entry requirements, your application may still be considered if you demonstrate additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • related academic or work experience
  • the quality of the personal statement

Portfolio and interview

You will also be required to provide a portfolio and interview for this course. Please bring a small portfolio of your work to your interview, along with some written work which you feel is appropriate to the course.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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