Why study BA (Hons) Photography at BU?

  • Explore photography as a craft and a business, through a combination of practical and theoretical approaches 
  • Access industry standard digital cameras, lighting, studio space and image manipulation software throughout your degree 
  • Work alongside internationally recognised lecturers and practitioners 
  • Emphasis on real-world collaboration with others
  • Choose optional specialist units in a particular area of interest in more detail to match your career ambitions 
  • Make invaluable industry connections during a work placement in industry. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree. 

Capture the heart of Dorset

We’re located in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, and as a BA (Hons) Photography student in Bournemouth you have the opportunity to connect with the surrounding landscape. Take a look at our gallery to explore some of the stunning scenery you could capture in our region.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4 week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation Year: 4 years full-time with a 4 week placement, or 5 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.