Course Details

  • The course is creative, encourages experimentation and digital and analogue skills and allows you to engage with photography in a variety of contexts, responding to the wide-ranging nature of contemporary photographic practice. The course incorporates live briefs that provide you with the opportunity to gain real work skills and develop relationships with potential employers.

    The course is delivered over two years full-time or four years part time.

  • Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended .

    Certificate with Merit, Merit in an art or design related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required:64. A portfolio of creative work should accompany qualifications.

    Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

  • 100% of your mark will be based on your photographic portfolio and coursework.

    You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Successful graduates will also have the opportunity to progress to final year undergraduate programmes at other universities or The Manchester College
    • BA Top Up (currently offered at The Manchester College)
    • BA Top Up at other Universities.

    Students will be equipped to work directly in the photographic and digital media industry, careers on offer range from commercial photography, through freelance and magazine photojournalism to more specific areas such as scientific photography, medical photography and culinary photography.

    Careers page
  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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