London School of Film, Media and Design

Photography/ Commercial Photography

Our courses

Studying photography will develop your artistic style and vision for work across all creative fields – advertising, journalism, film, PR, fashion all require a skilled photographer.  Our photography courses were recently ranked 21st in UK by the Guardian university league table 2017.

'Throughout the course I engaged in high-profile exhibitions, in spaces like Liberty of London and the Truman Brewery. Engaging with these projects was integral to the course and it helped me to learn about the complexities of exhibiting and the presentation of my work.' Elena Agafonovaite, BA (Hons) Photography

BA (Hons) Photography

The BA (Hons) Photography course combines the acquisition of high-level skills, the implementation of creative and conceptual briefs, and critical and analytical studies, and is designed to help you become a confident and articulate image-maker. The course will support your artistic endeavours through live briefs and use of our dark room and photo imaging Mac labs with advanced production facilities.

The course is broad-based and, while focusing on contemporary photographic practice, offers opportunities for experimentation with related subject areas such as moving image and emerging digital technologies.

A strong team of established professional photographers, artists, curators and guest lecturers bring a wealth of experience to the course. London’s galleries, art centres and museums also provide a wonderful resource to inspire photographic projects and stimulate debate.

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BA (Hons) Commercial Photography

The BA (Hons) Commercial Photography aims to develop you for photographic practice within a commercial environment. You will study the enormous impact that lens-based imaging has on society.

This is a highly responsive, consumer focused, inspirational course that will provide both in-depth training and a critical understanding of the role of communication in today’s contemporary economies. We focus on employability, and there are many opportunities to take on live and simulated briefs that will prepare you for industry experience.

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FdA Photography

Our FdA Photography course provides you with the skills needed to embark on a career in photography, as well as a direct route to study the BA (Hons) Photography.

We emphasise the production and presentation of photography. The aim is to introduce you to the core skills required of a professional commercial photographer. We seek to encourage and develop your potential within the challenges of a changing commercial environment and converging technologies.

You will gain the fundamental creative skill set to launch a photography career using a variety of conventional and new and emerging platforms. The broad range of modules provides you a wide choice of career progression.

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Foundation Year degrees

We offer BA (Hons) Photography with Foundation Year and BA (Hons) Commercial Photography with Foundation Year, both which are four-year courses that begin with a foundation year in photography to prepare you for undergraduate degree-level study. This is a good place to start for anyone who is returning to study or does not have the right qualifications to enter directly onto the BA (Hons) Photography or BA (Hons) Commercial Photography.