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A picture tells a thousand words. With this degree, you can make that happen. Train in our own studio, The Workshop, on the BBC campus in Plymouth, the Fotonow studio and on-campus media centre.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above
Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above
An interview is required
UCAS points 96
UCAS code JPT1
UCAS institution code P63
Duration Three years full time
Reporting the news accurately and with a passion for the truth is essential in turbulent political times. On our BA (Hons) Journalism with Photography you'll work with the other Journalism students, learning all the relevant skills of modern journalism, but with a distinct focus on photography.
Editors are aware that the right picture sells a story and are looking for people with the right skillset to capture this. To help you develop those skills we partner with Fotonow, specialists in photography for social interest stories. You will also develop powerful writing, editing, film-making and people skills.
You'll benefit from our close-knit industry links. You'll train in our own studio, The Workshop, on the BBC campus in Plymouth, as well as the Fotonow studio and in our on campus media centre.
Close industry links including working at our studio on the BBC campus in Plymouth
24/7 access to media facilities and borrow kit for free
Current journalists and experienced academics teaching you
Industry links providing work and classroom experience
Dynamic community based photography projects where you learn through doing
Small teams where staff can really help you to develop your work
“ In first year you will learn about the fundamentals of journalism and working in the media. You will learn the technical skills to capture great photos and look at how good photos make good stories. In second year you will learn advanced camera techniques with a focus on documentary photography and digital storytelling. In third year you will learn about photography in marketing, magazine production and take on a dissertation project.”
What impact can photography and storytelling have on communities?
How can I tell important stories through photography?
How is journalism changing to adapt to the digital age?
What do you want to tell the world?
What can you see that no one else has spotted?
How do I create breaking news stories?
You might become a journalist or photo-journalist working locally, nationally or internationally, with a particular focus on telling stories through photography. Your skills would be transferable to many industries but particularly marketing or events.
Fotonow is a Plymouth based social enterprise, they specialise in community focused photography and film projects that drive social action. They work across the South West on a wide array of projects.
Teaching includes practical, workshops and seminars.
This course is 100% coursework.
Course leaderView full profile
Sarah McAdam is a journalist and photographer with a wide range of experience from shooting bands and gigs, documentary projects and editorial material for magazines. Her specialism is in documentary photography and sound as a way of telling stories.
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
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