About Us

Photographs are the most exciting and important visual form of global communication, forming a significant part of everyday life. It is estimated that 3.7 billion people use the internet and around 1.2 trillion photos were taken in the last year. The image has become the most widely used international language. The ability to communicate concise visual statements that engage audiences and represent meanings is at the heart of our course and teaching. 


Your individuality is at the centre of our philosophy, where the freedom to pursue your passion is supported by our industry-experienced tutors, who’s expertise and rich diversity of knowledge provide inspirational and professionally aligned teaching. Photography at Bolton University is a broad-based degree offering you a pathway of visual self-discovery. Developed in conjunction with a professional industry panel, our award offers a supportive market-aware environment, in which you can explore a variety of photographic genres such as; documentary, fashion, editorial, photojournalism, commercial advertising, portraiture, architectural, wildlife, landscape and fine art photography.

  • OurBA (Hons) Photography course was placed in the top 10 in the UK for student-to-staff ratio by the 2018 Guardian University Guide, so you have access to individual tutor support and small group teaching.
  • OurBA (Hons) Photography, was ranked top in the North West and top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2018. 

To view the full course information, entry requirements, how to apply and fees & funding please visit The University of Bolton website here.

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