Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Freelance Photography

This course is developed with leading industry professionals, producing graduates with the technical knowledge and entrepreneurial skills that the diverse, challenging photographic industry needs. Students will explore areas of professional practice, including the use of DSLRs and high-end medium format cameras, creative lighting strategies in both the studio and on location, and ways to conceptualise and direct a shoot. Students will also look at post-processing and retouching.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class 1st degree (or equivalent) in photography or have considerable experience in this field and be able to demonstrate evidence of ability appropriate to the course; good spoken and written English are vital: IELTS level 6.5 is a minimum. Applicants must have proven experience in photography, an inquiring mind and a self-motivated creative vision.

Course modules

Professional photography skills; enterprise; creative freelance strategies; production lab; MA by practice.

Assessment methods

Assessments usually emphasise scholarly or professional practice through which the key learning objectives are tested. 3 weeks are set aside for assessment work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Media Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595