801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, United Kingdom

Photography - Cardiff Metropolitan University

Photography is a powerful language. It enables us to communicate complex ideas and emotions. Photography tells us what is considered important and helps us to understand and question the past and the present. Your unique vision can help to redefine the way we see the world around us. As a critical and creative Photographer, you can contribute to creating the visual landscapes of the future. This course will develop your understanding of technical and conceptual approaches to photography, drawing inspiration from commercial, artistic and experimental lens-based mediums. It will enable you to acquire professional digital and film photography skills, and encourage you to investigate the aesthetic potential of these. You will learn to critically evaluate your creative approaches to contemporary photographic practices, positioning these within wider visual culture and image making contexts. Overall, this course will encourage you to pursue your own photographic interests, nurturing a unique way of seeing, and creating a dynamic portfolio of work founded upon your knowledge of the diverse traditions and pioneers of the discipline. You will develop a distinctive visual identity and an understanding of the ways in which your personal style might be applied to a range of contexts from fashion and fine arts to advertising and editorial. This course will develop skills and expertise in the following: • Analogue and digital image making skills • Studio & location lighting techniques • Photographic genres • Editing and sequencing • The language of photography • Digital workflow and post production • Portfolio development • Ethical protocols • Professional contexts (including budgeting, pricing, copyright, agencies, and market awareness) Cardiff School of Art & Design has a longstanding partnership with Ffotogallery, the National Photography Agency for Wales, focused around short courses and workshops, paid internships and opportunities for students to exhibit and volunteer during their biennial Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography. This programme is subject to validation for September 2020 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Cardiff Met - Llandaff,CardiffUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £12,000