The Photography course at Birmingham City University will develop a creative, professional identity and signature style by combining technique, theory and ethical practice with experimentation.
Studying photography will enhance your creative, social and cultural understanding as well as develop your specialist technical knowledge
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Magazine features editor
Television camera operator
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Advertising art director
Secondary school teacher
Web content manager
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
You will explore contemporary photographic practice, including documentary, moving image, landscape, portrait and fine art photography, gaining a rounded knowledge of these varied and exciting disciplines. Collaboration with other disciplines is encouraged, developing new ideas and connections with subjects such as graphic communication and film and animation. The course will show you how creative, documentary and arts-based photographers can become commercially successful in diverse careers from galleries and publishing to advertising campaigns. I want to find another Bachelor Course What's covered in the course You will learn through practice, by developing confidence as a contemporary photographer. Your learning will be informed by developing a deeper understanding of current photographic practice, from commercial briefs, to publishing, exhibiting, editorial and photojournalism. You will learn from award-winning staff with international reputations and a wealth of industry experience, having worked for clients such as the BBC, the Brit Awards, Studio Wayne McGregor, British Telecom, Adidas, Channel 4, Cond Nast, The Guardian, Hyundai, Liverpool FC, Marie Claire, Microsoft, The Sunday Times Magazine, Tesco, The Daily Telegraph, the Royal Society of Arts, Tate Britain and the Royal Opera House. There is also a dedicated technical support team and exceptional facilities situated within the City Centre Campus. These include industry-standard photographic studios, darkrooms, television studios, editing suites, a giant green screen studio and an extensive Hires and Loans department. We will help you to collaborate both within the University (for example, with the Fashion, Conservatoire, Acting or Product Design courses) as well as externally, with live briefs for real clients. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad for part of the course, or to go on trips to destinations such as New York, Berlin and Paris. All of this, combined with our innovative course structure, has led to us being recognised by Creative Skillset. This award recognises that we are a centre of excellence, teaching industry standards, and equipping students with the skills and knowledge that employers look for. We also have exceptional levels of external engagement, with visiting lectures given by nationally and internationally-recognised photographers, as well as having numerous links with industry, workshops, seminars, masterclasses, careers advice, portfolio reviews, mentorships and placements. In an environment of imagination and experimentation, we will nurture your talent and help you to develop into an employable and creative photographer.
Programme Structure Courses included Introduction to Visual Communication Principles of Photography Practice of Photography Discourse Narrative Enterprise of Photography
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements UK students Essential In addition to qualifications, applicants will also need a good portfolio. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview. 112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, see typical offers below.
English Entry Requirement
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