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Photography BA
Photography BA

Photography BA

  • ID:RGU440219
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Higher National Diploma: A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 3 subject to successfully meeting the partner course criteria.

  • All advanced entry applicants with the appropriate qualifications (or due to sit appropriate qualifications) and who successfully meet the criteria stated will be invited to attend an 'advanced' portfolio review/interview and participate in a selection process.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

This one-year BA Photography course from Robert Gordon University will enhance your photographic ability across creative, professional, fine art and design contexts through research, experimentation, innovation and enterprise.

The course is delivered through a series of activities and elective projects including editorial, documentary, photojournalism, moving image, film, advertising, fashion, corporate, portraiture, landscape, exhibition and curatorial. You will explore the work of key practitioners and further enhance your understanding of photography within historical, cultural and economic contexts. You will also have the opportunity to participate in new business start-up activities with our Enterprise Partners Network, which will encourage you to adopt an entrepreneurial outlook.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to articulate onto the BA (Hons) Communication Design or BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice courses within a specialist photography pathway.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AA3104,   Critical and Contextual Studies (Photography Context), ,

  •   AA3106,   Creative Practice, ,

  •   AA3108,   Creative Futures, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AA3105,   Critical and Contextual Studies (Professional Context), , ,

  •   AA3107,   Personal Practice, , ,

  •   AA3311,   Contextual and Critical Studies - Research and Enquiry, , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous  BA Photography graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Work with major fashion photographers

  • Photography work with magazine publications 

  • Educational technicians and lecturers

  • Starting a photographic business

In addition, some graduates have re-located to work in London with major fashion photographers whilst others have travelled to secure internships in New York and London after graduation.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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