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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

**This distinctive programme focuses on a blend of creative and critical practice. It examines and encourages the many types of photographic image-making that emerge from photography as contemporary art.**- Develop creative, production and critical skills across a range of lens and photographic-based media and consider the production, distribution and meaning of images, as well as the relationship between practice and theory.- Benefit from extensive facilities and equipment, with access to a range of industry-standard photographic studios, traditional darkrooms, lighting and camera equipment.- Learn in the unique environment and study experience of a specialist art college, characterised by creativity, experimentation and imagination.Taking an enquiring and experimental approach, while developing your technical and communication skills, will open up a range of creative and professional possibilities for you. You will examine photography as a contemporary art form, and in relation to culture, society and the wider world. Gaining entrepreneurial skills, you’ll explore how to promote your work through exhibitions, publications and online formats. You will learn how to develop supportive professional networks, and how to fund your emerging practice. Professional practice modules will also provide you with the grounding in business, legal and ethical considerations that you’ll need to pursue your own career.You will have access to camera and lighting equipment, industry-standard photographic studios, digital and traditional darkrooms and high specification digital imaging and printing facilities, as well as 6,000 pieces of kit free to hire from our Equipment Resource Centre.You’ll be taught by staff who are practising artists and have internationally recognised experience. Through talks by artists, curators and publishers, along with international study trips, we explore the collective and individual opportunities available to you.Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112 - 120

Although many of our students do come in with top grades and high UCAS points, these aren’t necessarily essential for entry. We typically ask for a minimum of 112 UCAS points, but we understand that talented artists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant strengths and skills beyond formal qualifications. We’re just as interested in exploring your portfolio as we are in seeing your grades.


University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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