Falmouth University
Photography (Top-up) (Online) BA (Hons)
Falmouth University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in cinematics and photography

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of cinematics and photography at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19000 £18500 £21500
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £22500 £14000 - £22500 £16000 - £27500

Salary of all UK Graduates of cinematics and photography

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19431 £18108 £21051
25-75 percentile range £16348 - £22989 £13095 - £22569 £15928 - £26889

Course Description

Whether you wish to become a practicing photographer - or specialise in supplying a technical service such as image editing - you’ll benefit from the practical skills, knowledge and critical analysis that this course delivers.

At the end of your studies, you’ll have an internationally-recognised undergraduate qualification.

You will also have an extensive photographic project, that will see you well on your way to making your career aspirations a reality.

On this course you will:

Develop specialist practical skills within, and knowledge of, photographic and lens based technologies, materials and processes, to be able to produce inventive and progressive practical outcomes Deepen your intellectual powers and understanding of philosophical, cultural and economic contexts and their relation to contemporary photographic practice and visual culture Enhance analytical skills and critical self-awareness to enable you to contextualise your practice in a range of formats and to a range of audiences Encourage discernment in the making and resolution of practical work, and an ability to develop and enhance a practical project over an extended period of time Develop a range of transferable skills, including communication skills, entrepreneurship and independent judgment, that will enhance your employability after you’ve graduated.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Photography (Top-up) (Online) BA (Hons) at Falmouth University

35% Elementary occupations
20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Skilled trades occupations
5% Nursing Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Librarians and Related Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

P (Pass) grade must be C or above, not D or E

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Photography (Top-up) (Online), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Falmouth University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Falmouth University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #43 
    • #51 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 8 university rankings of Falmouth University

About Falmouth University

Established in 1902, Falmouth University (FU) is located in the port town of the same name. This university dedicates itself to a variety of subjects related to Design & Art, particularly in the technological sense. Some examples of what to expect here include Games & Computing Courses, Photography, and Film Studies. As Falmouth is located in the famous surfer hotspot of Cornwall, watersport fanatics will quickly find themselves at home. If surfing isn’t for you, you can still enjoy the pristine beaches and the social scene in the surrounding area.

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Where is this programme taught

Penryn Campus
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