Photography embraces everything from commercial image-making in areas such as fashion, editorial or advertising, through to exhibition-based art practice. This variety is reflected in our programme of study, which is one of the most highly regarded in the UK. USW has a history of 100 years of photography and we offer this exciting and innovative course in contemporary photography, through which you can develop your photographic voice and approach.

This photography degree, based at our Cardiff campus, takes a broad approach to photography. This allows you to nurture your creativity and work towards a specialist area. You'll gain skills in digital photography and traditional analogue techniques, as well as in other related media such as moving image and sound.

This mainly practical photography degree is underpinned by the history of photography and visual culture, as well as contextual elements. Studying these will encourage you to think critically about photography and its impact on culture and society.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Interview

An interview and portfolio are required for this photography course. The portfolio should provide evidence of your ability in the field. You may also be asked to provide examples of 'behind the scenes' work, such as research material or a workbook, to show how your creative ideas were researched and developed. During the interview you will be asked to discuss the images in your portfolio, and to talk about your interest in the subject. Click here for advice on how to create a winning portfolio for Photography.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to include a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level with a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

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

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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