Photography (top-up) BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

Our Photography degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts. This will extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allows the scope for you to develop your creativity and professionalism.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional International study trips abroad.
  • Specialist photography suites and studios available.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

Links with Cyprus College of Art and Erasmus exchange opportunities to Spain.

Course Details

We will challenge you to consider traditional silver processes and digital technologies, evaluating photographic production and studying the still image in relation to both the moving image and newer interactive technologies.

Read more…

Open Days

Come say Hello

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our Photography degree is excellent preparation for a range of careers in fields such as the commercial and public sectors, marketing, public relations and specialised fields. You could develop your practice as an independent artist and pursue collaborations, commissions, publication and exhibition opportunities. You would also be well positioned for postgraduate study.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. Applicants are expected to have studied a Photography or Art and Design related subject at Foundation Degree level or equivalent, or as a HND.

Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Photography or Art and Design. International students may submit their portfolio electronically.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Practice Exhibition (80 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PHO4001
    Core Module Y
  • Career Development in Photographic Practices (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PHO3003
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

Facilities available include:

  • We have a large black and white darkroom with 13 enlargers catering for dish processing, and a separate colour darkroom with machine print processing. Traditional photographic techniques are catered for with rooms for wet processing, and washing and drying film and prints.
  • Two large studios (one day light, and the other with artificial lighting) provide professional standard facilities for a wide range of studio-based photography using film or digital cameras.
  • There are two digital suites, the larger of which is a dedicated digital training room – a complete Mac suite of 24 workstations.
  • Students have access to a range of film and flatbed scanners (including the Hasselblad Flextight Scanner), and fully colour managed computers which are linked to the digital print room.
  • Students also have access to a specialist video editing suite, with industry standard software.

Special course features include:

  • Excellent traditional and digital specialist facilities
  • Research active teaching staff
  • Talks by visiting artists, photographers and art professionals
  • Fine art and commercial approaches to photography
Reading List
  • Liz Wells (ed.) Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge: 2004
  • Graham Clarke, The Photograph, Oxford University Press, 1997
  • David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts, Berg, 2009
  • Juergen Gulbins and Christina Schulz, Digital Photography from the Ground Up, Rocky Nook Publishers, 2008
  • Michael Freeman, The Digital SLR Handbook, ILEX, 2005
  • Ian Farrell, A Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Quercus, 2011
  • Whitney Davis, A General Theory of Visual Culture, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011

Postgraduate Opportunities

Furthert your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Fine Art MA

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 25/09/2018

  • Our Photography degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts. This will extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allows the scope for you to develop your creativity and professionalism.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional International study trips abroad.
    • Specialist photography suites and studios available.
  • We will challenge you to consider traditional silver processes and digital technologies, evaluating photographic production and studying the still image in relation to both the moving image and newer interactive technologies.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    Links with Cyprus College of Art and Erasmus exchange opportunities to Spain.

    • Come say Hello

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our Photography degree is excellent preparation for a range of careers in fields such as the commercial and public sectors, marketing, public relations and specialised fields. You could develop your practice as an independent artist and pursue collaborations, commissions, publication and exhibition opportunities. You would also be well positioned for postgraduate study.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. Applicants are expected to have studied a Photography or Art and Design related subject at Foundation Degree level or equivalent, or as a HND.

    Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Photography or Art and Design. International students may submit their portfolio electronically.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Practice Exhibition (80 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PHO4001
      Core Module Y
    • Career Development in Photographic Practices (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PHO3003
      Core Module Y
      • Liz Wells (ed.) Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge: 2004
      • Graham Clarke, The Photograph, Oxford University Press, 1997
      • David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts, Berg, 2009
      • Juergen Gulbins and Christina Schulz, Digital Photography from the Ground Up, Rocky Nook Publishers, 2008
      • Michael Freeman, The Digital SLR Handbook, ILEX, 2005
      • Ian Farrell, A Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Quercus, 2011
      • Whitney Davis, A General Theory of Visual Culture, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011
    • Furthert your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Fine Art MA

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour