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Photography

University of Roehampton

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Develop advanced photography skills, and gain a wide-ranging understanding of contemporary photographic culture, on our inspiring BA Photography degree course.  

You’ll be on the doorstep of London’s vibrant creative scene, with some of the world’s leading magazines, agencies, studios and galleries within easy reach. 

While developing your photography and technical skills, you’ll become adept at using 35mm film cameras, film processing equipment, DSLR cameras, medium and large format cameras, and studio and location lighting.  

You'll learn to use all the relevant software packages, including Photoshop and Capture One, as well as developing digital darkroom skills and practical skills, such as project management, presentation and problem solving. 

On campus, you'll have access to two industry-standard studios, a darkroom and two Mac suites that will facilitate your work. 

On the theoretical side, we’ll explore contemporary and historical photographic practices and their diverse uses in cultural fields such as journalism, fine art, fashion, editorial, advertising and web design.  

You'll learn about the relationship between photography and disciplines such as cultural studies, anthropology and philosophy; and become familiar with the work of key theorists and practitioners involved in the ongoing development of the field, such as Roland Barthes, and Broomberg and Chanarin.  

Central to the course is the development of your own portfolio of work. For the past seven years, final-year students have exhibited their work at Free Range in Brick Lane, which provides an ideal platform for exposure, as well as opportunities to meet vital industry contacts. 

We offer opportunities to explore career options, so you can assess your choices, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to present an excellent application. There are also opportunities to undertake a work placement. 

Develop advanced photography skills, and gain a wide-ranging understanding of contemporary photographic culture, on...

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Course Content

Year one 

  • Undertake practical projects exploring both analogue and digital photography. Projects can involve producing prints, photobooks and working with image and text.  
  • Start building key technical skills in areas such as software, camera work and lighting.  
  • Other modules cover theoretical materials on visual culture, with the aim of developing your analytical and written skills. 

Year two 

  • Focus your practical and conceptual skills in a number of different areas, including working with portrait, landscape and documentary photography.  
  • Other modules currently include Visual Storytelling and Image and Appropriation. 

Year three 

  • Develop and produce your own body of high-quality work to an industry-level standard.  
  • Continue building your portfolio or your critical understanding of photography.  
  • Choose to carry out an extended piece of written research, supported by our team of expert staff. 

Year one  Undertake practical projects exploring both analogue and digital photography. Projects can involve producing prints, photobooks and working with image and text.   Start building key technical skills in areas such as software, camera work and...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Grove House Roehampton

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements:

Offers are typically based in the range of 112 points from A-levels, BTEC diplomas, UAL diplomas, the International Baccalaureate or equivalents. Our offers are not solely based on academic results; we also take your skills, achievements and life experience into consideration. 

You may be invited to share your portfolio if you have one.

Specific entry requirements: Offers are typically based in the range of 112 points from A-levels, BTEC diplomas, UAL diplomas, the International Baccalaureate or equivalents. Our offers are not solely based on academic results; we also take your skills, achievements and life experience into consideration.  You may be invited to share your portfolio if you have...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
100%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
86% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
79% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
86% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
71% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
79% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
93% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
93% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
79% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
86% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
79% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
79% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
92% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
77% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
93% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
86% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
86% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
79% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate100%

  • Average Graduate Salary£17000

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