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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

On this dynamic and specialist degree you’ll learn the technical and professional skills to operate as a professional photojournalist.

We offer you the chance to be current, innovative and free thinking. You’ll learn how to be technically proficient, handle digital work flows confidently, investigate stories, think on your feet, and how best to explore your personal interests through visual storytelling.

This degree has modules in Press and PR photography as well as short and long form documentary photography and film. The course also includes modules in journalism, multi-media and social media. We primarily teach through a range of live briefs and classroom workshops.

By covering news, sports, cultural and community events alongside breaking news, you will learn communicate stories through a variety of visual approaches across different media platforms. There is also space in the timetable to work on long form film and photography features and documentary projects.

The course also offers the opportunity to collaborate with departments across the University and work on external commissions. After three years study our students leave USW industry ready – with experience of current working practices, a strong technical skill base, a refined portfolio and confidence in their own abilities.

As we are a small cohort we are able to work one to one with our students to prepare them for industry. Our graduates have gone on to find employment in the newspaper and magazines industry, film production and in social media, marketing and PR roles.

Careers

By the time you graduate from the Photojournalism degree, you’ll be an independent thinker with the ability to work internationally. You’ll also have built up two to three years’ of work experience in photography and photojournalism, and you’ll know how to deal with clients and work in a professional manner.

You could pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist, fashion, sports or music journalist, in marketing, PR and social media.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,600per 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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A level : CDD - BCC

To include a relevant subject. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 97 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    114 56%

    54th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    43 43%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    86th

    13

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