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Course overview

Studying Photography develops an independent practice, which ultimately leads to the final year degree show. You will present a body of work, which has emerged as a result of sustained practice and research, and have the opportunity to explore photography’s multiple forms including art, documentary and publishing. Critical approaches to other areas including fashion and editorial practices are also supported. The history and theory of the subject also underpins the course as you investigate photography’s different contexts.

If you are interested in studying Photography as part-time you will have six years to complete the course. This provides you with two years to complete the modules required for each year of study. The minimum amount you can study in one year is 20 credits per year and the maximum is 100 credits.

Interested in more than one course? Find out what combinations are available with this subject.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Photography with us?

The course embraces all forms of photography, but we encourage you to develop a critical and independent practice, which addresses contemporary practice and contexts, as well as the history and theory of the medium and subject.

You are introduced to extended forms of practice including the photobook, moving image as well as new and mixed media and installation possibilities.

The course invites photographers from the art world and industry to share their experiences in lectures tutorials and workshops. The teaching staff, including guest and visiting lecturers, are also established practitioners.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

Kingsway Campus embodies a close-knit community environment with creativity at its core. As a specially developed creative arts campus, Kingsway offers a range of state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, including: 11 IT labs; a virtual library with DVD viewing screens; a 200 seat lecture theatre; and designated seminar spaces.

If you’re studying within the Department of Performing Arts, the White and Black room, professional standard recording facilities, sound proofed studios, and open access equipment and instruments will provide you with everything you need to flourish as a performer.

Alternatively, if you’re studying within the Department of Art and Design you’ll have all the tools you need to explore an array of creative routes, including: sound and video editing suites; dark rooms; a reprographics room; lighting studio; and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital and sculpting.

When you’re not studying, our recreational spaces including two catering outlets, the Kingsway Learning Resources Centre​, and a social hub.

As Kingsway Campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, you’re in the ideal location to access everything Chester has to offer. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

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We offer different opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year.