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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Photography offers an exciting range of career paths and specialisms and this course provides the perfect starting point for them.You will have the opportunity to discover and push the boundaries of current practices and approaches. You’ll discover how photography can be used to tell powerful stories and communicate your personal interests within cultural and industry contexts. You will also have an opportunity to explore a wide range of different subject areas such as fashion, documentary, editorial and commercial photography. Throughout the course, you will have the chance to experiment in a purpose-built studio, darkroom and digital facilities.As a Photography student, you will be part of the broad, dynamic creative community at the School of Digital Arts. As such, you will have units and classes taught across all our courses, with the chance to collaborate on projects with animators, sound designers, games developers and a range of other media-focused students. It’s an approach designed to mirror the cross-disciplinary practices you’ll find in the professional world, while giving you the chance to explore the creative directions that interest you most. Matching that professional approach, our purpose-built school provides professional-standard tools – a brand new creative playground for producing photographic work at the cutting edge of emerging digital technologies. It’s a school and a course designed to give you the vital industry and artist networking, technical and creative skills to prepare you for a career in the photographic and related industries.Manchester offers a fantastic backdrop for it all. Studying here puts the country’s second-largest media and creative sector on your doorstep, with a globally recognised photographic industry and a substantial animation, film and digital/tech sector. At MediaCityUK, there’s a mix of national broadcasters and independent operators, while the city is home to a wide range of major media businesses. Manchester has a dynamic artistic and cultural scene that houses some of the best public and independent museums and galleries in the UK. So, whatever path you want to pursue in photography – or in the wider media, arts and digital tech industries – Manchester offers all sorts of opportunities for building a network, gaining experience and making a great start in your career. This course has a Foundation Year available.**Features and benefits**- A practice-based course that aims to provide an exciting and challenging collaborative learning environment to develop you as an independent thinker and industry-ready practitioner. - Focuses on photography as an expanded practice, drawing from other related creative disciplines. - Manchester is a rich cultural and artistic centre with a thriving digital and creative employment sector.

Application deadline

25 January

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Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

Manchester Met welcomes a diverse international student population of over 2,700 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
International students receive arrival support with pre-departure webinars and welcome events to help settle into university life.
Proud to be the leading university provider of degree apprenticeships in the UK with more than 2,000 people trained from over 500 employers.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    140 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42.0 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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