BA Hons Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising & Editorial

From lighting and framing a dramatic fashion shot for a magazine cover to visualising concepts to sell products or ideas, commercial photography has the power to move and inspire. This programme has been designed for the next generation of visually expressive commercial photographers. To help students succeed in today’s fast-moving and competitive photographic industry, it develops the broad range of skills needed, combining technical excellence with visual awareness, creativity, innovation, business acumen and enterprise.

On our programme students have the opportunity to develop excellence in all of these areas. This is an integrated programme of study with expert tuition which equips our students with advanced technical skills in studio and location lighting, digital capture and post- production techniques, enabling them to operate professionally and obtain work in high-end commercial photographic practice. Practical industry-oriented assignments, supported with expert tuition and hands-on workshops using sophisticated camera and lighting equipment, will also develop your technical skills.

Our students work with and alongside our expert teaching and technical team, as well as practitioners from industry who help them to develop the confidence to respond to client briefs while demonstrating excellent creative and professional skills. In their second year, they work with real clients to build up a strong, professional portfolio.

Students shooting a live brief at Pentillie Castle during our ‘Fashion Week’ project

We provide create an environment in which commercial photographers can develop their professional practice and gain a wide range of skills and knowledge, enabling them to shape their futures and make a positive impact in the photographic industries – photographers who are visually sophisticated and professionally astute as well as technically proficient, who understand trends in the industry and how to pitch for business, and who graduate with a broad range of transferable skills that enable them to succeed within the world of work.