Photography - BA (Hons) [Full Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Digital Arts

Attendance Full-Time



If you have a passion for photography, this course will give you a solid foundation in technical and creative skills. With over 40 year of experience in educating photographers we’ve maintained a tradition of being highly practical while offering a well- considered blend of assignments and academic study.
Working within a professional environment, you will learn how to use a range of equipment and technology. This will help you realise your potential to work and succeed within the Commercial photographic industry.
Our BA Hons programme is a qualification intended to prepare graduates for employment within the advertising and commercial world of Photography. This course has been designed in consultation with professional practitioners and industry partners. It includes work based learning and placements, which are supported by academic study. There are also opportunities for study tours, seminars and project linked professional visits.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 3 Years
Venue: Mandela Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The course is for students who intend to pursue a career in this subject. Most entrants will have completed a full time post 16 programme of study in Art & Design

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Photography

Awarded by NCG

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

Year One
• Professional practise
• Visual Communication
• Photographic studio practise
• History & theory of photography
• Professional practise
• Core Digital skills
• Location practise

Year Two
• Contemporary contexts in photography
• Professional and business practise
• Photographic narrative
• Professional and business practise
• Live project
• Advanced Digital skills

Year Three
• Final Major Project proposal
• Specialist practise portfolio
• Critical research project
• Final Major Project
• Specialist practise portfolio
• Critical research project

Career Opportunities

Former students are now working as photographers’ assistants, digital operators, stylists, freelance photographers, set builders, location finders, photography agents, and are employed across associated areas of the industry.

Entry Requirements

1. A minimum of 64 UCAS points from the following qualifications:
i) All full level 3 qualifications including (A2/AVCE/National Diploma/Certificate)
AND/OR ii) A minimum pass in an Access to Higher Education qualification.
2. In addition candidates must evidence attainment at Level 2 in literacy, numeracy and IT.
3. And satisfy vocational tutors at interview/audition of their suitability and potential.
These are mandatory parts of the application process.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.