Photography can change the way we look at and perceive the world. Using image and text, exhibitions, moving image/multimedia, and applying journalistic principles to assigned briefs and self-initiated ideas, you will develop the ability to interpret and understand the role images play in defining society and our relationships with each other.
As well as photojournalism, our graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers, including editorial and commercial photography, picture editing and research, curating, publishing, journalism and teaching.
Photojournalism & Documentary at Swansea is part of a broad and exciting practice that adapts to our rapidly changing media environment. On the course you will develop a greater understanding of the power of photography and the socio-political consequences of its various forms and uses.
The importance of the image in our everyday lives has never been greater, nor has the demand, and this presents many professional opportunities. Our aim is to produce innovative graduates who can engage with clients and audiences across many areas of photography.
Based in our city centre campus, you will benefit from small class sizes that allow considerable individual input from tutors where students can test and develop their skills led by their own interests and projects.
Aided by appropriate workshops (studio and location lighting, film and digital formats, digital workflow, desktop publishing, research methodologies, multimedia and gallery display) our students are encouraged to experiment with the medium in order to develop their own unique visual style, resulting in an extensive and sustained practice.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Our standard offer for a degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points. We expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level, together with passes in another four subjects. Plus we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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