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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

We aim to equip you with a critical understanding of contemporary photographic practice in its wider cultural, historical and professional contexts. We will work with you to develop a high standard of technical and practical skills across a wide range of analogue and digital photography processes, and associated media equipment and platforms.All of our staff are experienced practitioners, who work across the industries of photography. They draw upon their knowledge, expertise and experience of working with photography in a variety of professional contexts, as editorial photographers, curators, writers, researchers, picture editors, archivist, and educators for organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, IC Visual Lab, Barbican Art Gallery, British Museum, Offprint, Photoworks, Artangel, Photofusion, Channel 4, Time Inc. and Conde Nast. The excellence of their work is internationally recognised through awards such as Conde Nast Vogue Award, Elle Portrait Award, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and the Association of Photographers Awards.Using industry-standard equipment and software, you’ll be taught in open photography classes where you can take advantage of contributions from our network of photographic experts from across the globe. In the past, this has included workshops, lectures, collaborative projects and online international learning projects, for example, with the Universidad de Europa de Madrid, Spain and Universitatea Nationala De Arte, Bucharest. On UK and international industry field trips, we’ll introduce you to publishers, agencies, studios, galleries and museums, such as Belfast Exposed Photography, Museo del Prado Madrid, Museum of Modern Art New York, Source, Rope Press, Self-Publish Be Happy, Museum of London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Law Magazine, Aperture, Paris Photo, GRAIN and International Centre of Photography New York.The focus of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is on learning by doing, so you graduate with the skills to immediately start a successful career. Throughout your studies, we offer technical skill sessions and refreshers on anything from cyanotype darkroom printing to Adobe Photoshop. **Key Course Benefits*** Current, excellent links within the industry, many of whom may provide employment, placements or professional guidance (subject to availability, application and additional costs), such as GRAIN, Photomonitor and Magnum Photos.* Taught by current staff whose work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Modern, British Museum, The Saatchi Collection, The Photographers’ Gallery, Source, Photoworks, Photographies, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Red, Marie Claire, Southbank Centre London, Glamour, Channel 4, Spirit Square Center for the Arts North Carolina, PhotoIreland, Malmö Fotobiennal, Goa International Photography Festival, Les Recontres Arles Photographie, MAC Birmingham, and Jaipur Photography Festival.* Opportunity to participate in self-funded study trips abroad to places like New York, Paris, Barcelona, Dublin, and Madrid to visit key industry events which in the past have included Paris Photo and centres for photography like the International Centre of Photography New York, and participate in workshops and receive talks by industry experts. (subject to availability, application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs) * Well-stocked Media Loan Shop so you can borrow an extensive range of specialist, professional equipment, including digital medium format camera equipment, large format cameras, Bowens lighting, Canon and Nikon full frame digital SLRs and a full range of film cameras.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%

    58th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    25th

    18

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