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About This Course

Welcome to the comprehensive degree programme offered by the British Academy of Photography. This programme is designed to provide you with a specialized knowledge of photography and equip you with advanced academic abilities and professional practice.

The programme consists of two main segments: the Higher National Diploma (HND) and the Bachelor of Arts Degree. In the initial phase, you will be enrolled in the HND, where you will undertake a series of assignments delivered through 17 distinct topic modules. These modules cover a wide range of subjects and will help you develop a strong academic foundation in photography.

Throughout your studies, you will work closely with a subject specialist tutor who will provide guidance, support, and detailed feedback to facilitate your learning and help you build an independent practice. Your tutor will assist you in advancing your skills and knowledge in photography, ensuring that you meet the high academic standards set by the University of Chester.

In the final stage of the programme, you will transition to the Bachelor of Arts Degree. During this phase, you will complete a dissertation and a major project on a topic of your choice. The dissertation will allow you to delve deep into theory and practice, while the major project will showcase your advanced critical thinking skills and project management abilities. This final stage is designed to encourage autonomy, innovation, and professionalism, preparing you for a successful career in the photography industry.

As a home study student, you will have access to our online learning center, which houses course materials created by industry experts. These materials include instructional videos, written content, and assignments to enhance your learning experience. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with fellow students through our student forum, fostering a sense of community and enabling you to share insights and experiences.

The duration of the course is approximately 2 and a half to 4 years, allowing you to progress at a pace that suits your individual circumstances. You will have a maximum of 6 years to complete the programme, ensuring flexibility and accommodating various personal commitments.

If you have already obtained a Higher National Diploma in Photography or an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible to enroll directly into the final year of the degree programme. For more information about this option, please reach out to us for further details.

Embark on this exciting educational journey with the British Academy of Photography and take your photography skills to new heights. Enroll today and unlock your potential in the dynamic world of photography.

Acquired Knowledge

Equivalent to level 3 on the RQF


18 years old or over


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Former students of the British Academy of Photography have gone on to manage real-life photography projects, secure employment with leading photography companies and start their own businesses.


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