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UK Photography Degree

Introduction to Photography Courses

Photography is the art of recording light with a camera, generally via electronic means, to create an image. However, in a broader sense, this art includes the application and practice of creating images with long-lasting impacts either through electronic means or light-sensitive material.

In the modern world, photography is not limited to capturing memories but has evolved into a much more powerful way to extract human emotions. Despite its simplicity, Lewis Hine’s ‘Cotton Mill Girl’ caught millions of eyes towards child labour and the hardship of the working class in the United States.

Photography courses in the UK equip you with all the relevant skills for becoming a photographer and offer multiple opportunities for better professional success. You can find a variety of specialisations in UK photography courses, including fashion, sports, photojournalism, and portrait. Creativity is another aspect that plays a pivotal role in UK photography colleges, where students are motivated and skilled with modern technologies.

Graduate Photography Careers

A Photography course encourages students’ active involvement in several photographic research projects and prepares them for film, journalism, advertisement, events management, fashion and sports employment. Photography course graduates from a UK university go on to be successful documentary and commercial photographers, gallerists, curators, and storytellers. They get enormous employment opportunities in the country and across the world.

The country has produced some of the world’s most famous photographers, including Martin Parr, John Rankin, Anne Hardy, and Scarlet Page. The UK is also home to some of the world’s largest job providers to photographers.

Photography UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 30 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Photography in the UK?

To learn more about the best Photography universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Photography universities in the Guardian University Guide 2023 below:

  1. University of Sunderland
  2. Edinburgh Napier University
  3. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  4. UWE Bristol
  5. University of Roehampton
  6. Kingston University
  7. University of Leeds
  8. Leeds Arts University
  9. University of Portsmouth
  10. University of West London

Study Photography in the UK

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