Photography BA (Hons)

On this course you’ll discover the full breath of the field of photography. Explore areas such as the history of photographic images, moving image, contextual studies and digital media, with professional practice at the heart of your learning. You’ll learn in industry-standard facilities, developing technical skills in various technologies with support from expert tutors. Work on live external client briefs and learn how to curate and exhibit your work to a professional standard.

Course details

As a graduate, you’ll have the skills to adapt to this ever-changing field and to create innovative work for careers across the global industries of media, communication and the arts.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

You’ll create meaningful content that responds to contemporary global concerns and you are encouraged to be incredibly creative and experimental in your approach. Working at the forefront of emerging trends, you’ll develop your skills as a creative problem-solver. And, along with visits to exhibitions and the chance to attend study trips in the UK and overseas, you’ll further enhance your knowledge and passion for your subject.

This course will open doors to a wide range of exciting career paths, from practicing as a fine artist and freelancing across the commercial sector, to collaborating with the design, marketing and fashion industries.


Entry requirements

Art and Design Foundation or
112 points from at least 2 A ‘levels
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM

International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points or

T Levels Merit
Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above


The course is designed to develop the skills needed to succeed in a professional creative market across a variety of roles. As a graduate, you will have the creativity and flexibility to respond to new directions in this dynamic sector.

Photography continues to be a principal element of most visual culture today, including journalism, marketing and business, branding and fine art.

Our graduates go on to careers in independent production, editing, curating, cinematography, multimedia industries, art directing, publishing, advertising, journalism, picture research, teaching and arts practice. You will also develop business skills to succeed as a freelance practitioner.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Photography Ideas and Practice
  • Block 2: Moving Image Ideas and Practice
  • Block 3: Contextual and Visual Research
  • Block 4: Presenting and Contextualising Your Work
  • Block 1: Studio Practice: Themes and Techniques
  • Block 2: Curation and Exhibition
  • Blocks 3 and 4: Experimental and Emerging Practice
  • Blocks 3 and 4: Critical Research and Contemporary Visual Culture
  • Blocks 1 and 2: Final Major Project Development
  • Blocks 1 and 2: Critical Research
  • Blocks 3 and 4: Final Major Project
  • Blocks 3 and 4: Professional Practices