Photojournalism BA (Hons)

On this dynamic and specialist degree you'll learn the technical and professional skills to operate as a professional photojournalist.

We offer you the chance to be current, innovative and free thinking. You'll learn how to be technically proficient, handle digital work flows confidently, investigate stories, think on your feet, and how best to explore your personal interests through visual storytelling.

This degree has modules in Press and PR photography as well as short and long form documentary photography and film. The course also includes modules in journalism, multi-media and social media. We primarily teach through a range of live briefs and classroom workshops.

By covering news, sports, cultural and community events alongside breaking news, you will learn communicate stories through a variety of visual approaches across different media platforms. There is also space in the timetable to work on long form film and photography features and documentary projects.

The course also offers the opportunity to collaborate with departments across the University and work on external commissions. 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.

As we are a small cohort we are able to work one to one with our students to prepare them for industry. Our graduates have gone on to find employment in the newspaper and magazines industry, film production and in social media, marketing and PR roles.

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

Entry Requirements For This Course


An interview and portfolio are required. Your 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 ideas were researched and developed. You will be asked to discuss your portfolio, and to talk about your interest in the subject. If you have any examples of formal writing, it might be helpful to bring these and inform the tutor, so that you can discuss them.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD (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 (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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