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Photography BA Honours

You'll be studying with an award-winning team using some of the best photographic facilities in the country. Your photography career starts here
September 2024
3 years full-time
5 years part-time
£9,250 (UK)*
£16,600 (INT)*
Course leader
Alison Tanner

Top 5 university in the UK (THE Young Universities 2023)

Why choose Photography BA Honours at Middlesex?

Our team has impressive professional expertise in areas including fashion, commercial, documentary, art practice and new digital imaging technologies.

What you will gain

Many Middlesex photography graduates have received industry recognition for their work.

Graduates have gone on to work with Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Dazed, Arena Homme, FT Weekend, Telegraph Magazine, The Observer, Puma, Disney, Diesel, Gymshark and many others.

Every year, our students produce outstanding, industry-standard work. Why not join them?

We have 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares our students for success in global careers.

What you will learn

All of our staff are specialists in the field who will help you develop and refine your creative voice.

You'll be offered resources and opportunities to develop your practice through set assignments, self-initiated projects and exposure to a range of different industry and academic contexts.

Our photographic facilities are among the best in the country and you'll have access to cutting-edge image-making and printing technologies. You'll be able to:

  • Use our high-tech facilities including digital media studios, cameras, lighting equipment, darkrooms and an extensive library
  • Get real-world experience through a professional practice module and work placement in your third year
  • Benefit from a course with strong industry links
  • Enjoy field trips to exhibitions, galleries and international photo festivals and fairs
  • Attend exciting events including artist talks and symposiums
  • Produce your own exhibitions, books and catalogues
  • Use our library and IT facilities, including access to magazine collections, when it suits you. They're open 24/7.

3 great reasons to pick this course

  • Award-winning graduates
    Graduates have received a Royal Photographic Society Vic Ogden Award in 2022 and the RPS Hood Medal Award in 2021. We have received the 'Best Individual Student Exhibition' award in 2016, 2018 and 2019 at Free Range, the largest graduate showcase in Europe
  • Graduate Success
    Our graduates have gone on to work with Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Dazed, Arena Homme, FT Weekend, Telegraph Magazine, The Observer, Puma, Disney, Diesel, Gymshark and many others
  • World-class facilities
    You'll use our digital media suites, studios, camera and lighting equipment, darkrooms and an extensive photography/art and design library, traditional black and white darkrooms and colour darkrooms

Student Work

Here are some examples from our current students. Visit our photography student work gallery to see more.

Degree Show

The photography work that our students create is of an exceptional standard. Each year, our final year students, some of whom are award winners, exhibit their work at our Hendon Show.


Follow our Instagram account to keep up with live course updates and new student and alumni work.

Degree show magazine

Take a look at our 2022 degree show magazine to see a showcase of our students' work.

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Here are a few examples of our students' work. Check out our Showcase Gallery to see more images, along with the photographers' names.

Throughout the degree, you will be encouraged to think critically about your own and other practitioners’ work and will develop technical skills whilst also building an awareness of visual languages. You will have the opportunity to apply these skills to a range of practice-based and written assignments with weekly support through feedback sessions and end-of-project critiques with your lecturers and peers.

As you move through the course you are given more agency to respond to the project briefs in your own way using the techniques and genres of photography you are personally keen to improve on.

Year 1

Your first year consists of set projects designed to introduce students to a range of different photographic debates, genres and techniques. We'll introduce you to key areas of photographic discourse and developing your proficiency using photographic facilities. You will attend lectures, seminars and workshops and work in small groups for practice projects to allow for in-depth project-specific feedback.

Year 2

In your second year you will experiment and take control over the direction of both your practice and your academic research. You will explore key theorists relevant to photography debate and undertake a series of assignments designed to develop your skills in art, still life, commercial, fashion and documentary photography practices. Later in the year, you'll move on to self-initiated projects culminating in an in-depth research project proposal and a public end of year exhibition.

Year 3

By your final year, you will have chosen a pathway for your practice and will undertake a series of self-initiated projects supported by a tutor with expertise in your area of practice. These projects will build towards a final major practice project which you will exhibit at the public end-of-year degree show. Your practice will be supported by the development of a written research project and by assignments designed to prepare you for professional life after university.

Industry connections

Throughout the course we have a rolling programme of guest speakers, artist talks and portfolio reviews.

Past speakers and reviewers include:

Martin Barnes: V&A Lead curator of photography

Emma Bowkett: Director of photography FT Weekend Magazine /

Bridget Coaker: Picture editor at the Guardian and Observer & Director at Troika Editions

James Gerrard-Jones: Director at Wyatt-Clarke & Jones

Laura Noble: Gallerist and Author

Zelda Cheatle: Photography specialist, curator, editor, gallerist and consultant

Susanna Brown: V&A curator of photographs

Emma Morris: Executive director of Towner Gallery

David Burkett: Director of DMB agency

Shirley Read: Independent curator based in London

Helen Trompeteler: London based writer and curator of photographs

Monica Allende: Independent photo editor and cultural producer

Bruno Ceschel: Founder of Self Publish Be Happy

Louise Clements: Artistic Director, Format Festival

David Campany: Writer, Curator, Artist

Francis Atterbury: Book designer, director of Hurtwood Press

Shoair Mavlian: Director of The Photographers Gallery

Max Ferguson: Photo Editor FT Weekend Magazine, Editor Splash and Grab Magazine, Director of Photography Port Magazine

Hannah Watson: Director TJ Boulting Gallery, Trolley Books

Past artist talks include:

Martin Parr / Tim Walker / Jem Southam / John Davies / Hin Chua / Simon Roberts / Bettina Von Zwehl / John Blakemore / Rut Blees Luxemburg / Julian Germain / Gareth McConnell / Julian Calder / Tom Hunter / Jack Latham / Lydia Goldblatt / Joanna Piotrowska / EJ Major / Jamie Hawkesworth / Eva Vermandel / Brian Griffin / Alan Powdrill / Trevor Appleson / Brian Harris / Kate Peters / Tom Wood / Edgar Martins / Spencer Murphy / Cian Oba Smith / Silvia Rossi / Kalpesh Lathigra / Richard Billingham / Clare Strand / Kate Peters / Haley Morris Cafiero / Franklyn Rodgers / Polly Braden / Rhiannon Adam.


  • Year 1 - Compulsory

    • Photography’s Professional Contexts (30 credits)

      This module introduce students to the different professional contexts in which photography operates and how this defines the role of the photographer. Students will:

      • broaden their knowledge of how photography is commissioned, produced, curated, mediated and disseminated
      • build a portfolio of students’ continuous professional development
      • experience professional fields through self-chosen test cases and research

      produce a piece of public-facing work for exhibition

    • Digital Futures (30 credits)

      This module will introduce students to a range of digital, virtual and experimental photographic techniques and image-making processes. Students will:

      • be introduced to fields and contexts of creative practice where digital processes interface with, extend and enhance conventional photographic practices
      • undertake a series of workshop tasks on established and emerging digital imaging technologies including Adobe Photoshop, AI, studio lighting, 3D rendering and 3D scanning
      • document and critically reflect on their research, working methods, experimentation and work-in-progress
      • produce a portfolio of workshop outputs and self-initiated project responses
    • The Experimental Image (30 credits)

      This module will introduce students to analogue and studio based photographic techniques and processes. Students will:

      • engage in a series of workshops using a range of different analogue processes, techniques and materials
      • developing their own experimental practice, both through workshop tasks and self-initiated outcomes
      • be introduced to the relationship between contemporary photographic practices and broader social, political and community contexts
      • foster a flexible and imaginative application of skills & knowledge to a variety of contexts, both individually & collaboratively
    • What is Photography? (30 credits)

      This module will introduce students to the shifting nature of photography within different historical, cultural, global and technological contexts. Students will:

      • be introduced to photography as a multi-dimensional and inter-disciplinary practice in relation to other art and design practices
      • engage in lectures and critical debates around photography, ethics, AI, truth, the shift to digital and photography as a form of mass communication
      • attend museum, gallery and archive visits to access new ideas, materials and practices
      • produce pieces of academic writing and presentations in response to lecture themes
  • Year 2 - Compulsory

    • Professional Alignment (30 credits)

      This module builds on PHO1130’s introduction to professional contexts. In this module students will:

      • develop an understanding of the individual roles of the photographer or related professional positions, across different contexts
      • research and developing a network of relevant contacts and potential collaborators across the spheres of their professional interests and choice
      • develop communication skills and build on their online branding and presence going forward
      • have the opportunity to take up work experience as part of their professional development
    • Photography as Collaboration (30 credits)

      This module will facilitate students’ refinement of their knowledge and skills across a range of photographic techniques and processes through a series of collaborative briefs. Students will:

      • be introduced to the role of the photographer as essentially collaborative, dependent on good working relations with others
      • consider the content of and approach of their work in terms of diversity, inclusivity and equality
      • produce a series of self-led creative outputs experimenting with photographic approaches and post-production techniques
      • develop team-working skills in the fulfilment of a group exhibition
    • Developing an Independent Practice (30 credits)

      This module aims to will support students in devising, planning for and delivering a self-led project. Students will:

      • produce a self-initiated body of work in keeping with their interests and ongoing lines of enquiry
      • experiment with photographic techniques and processes, in developing their individual vision
      • be supported in becoming discerning, ethically oriented, and critically engaged photographers, situating their practice to engage with contemporary debates
      • alignment their practice and image-making processes with their professional career goals and aspirations
    • Photography and Visual Culture (30 credits)

      This module will extend students’ knowledge of photography’s global and technological positioning. Further developing students’ understanding of photography’s intersection with key contemporary critical debates, students will:

      • explore contemporary photographic practice as a force for social change, with an emphasis on race, class, gender and sexuality
      • in dialogue with PHO2230 (Photography as Collaboration), facilitate understanding of the collaborative nature of photographic practice, giving consideration to the ethics of representation
      • draw on their own emerging independent practice in negotiating their understanding of the ideas and debates explored
      • further develop and expand their research skills and methods, as they prepare themselves with confidence for PHO3430 (Sightlines: Independent Research)
  • Year 3 - Compulsory

    • Working within Photography (30 credits)

      This module will situate the student as a professional practitioner working in/across the complex fields of photography and wider cultural industries. Students will:

      • clarify the role that they want their practice and labour to play across the fields of photography and in wider society
      • critically reflect on their own practice in response to employment opportunities, institutional structures, commissions and exhibition/competition open calls
      • engage in workshops on professional skills such as CV writing, statement writing and online presence in keeping with student’s developing professional identity and aspirations
      • develop a short/mid/long term career plan post-university
    • Independent Practice (30 credits)

      This module will support students in becoming well practised in terms of devising, navigating and delivering a photographic project, from inception through to completion. Students will:

      • consolidate a significant independent practice, that communicates their values, interests and long-term career aspirations
      • reflect on and hone their strategies for project-managing their work, including successfully navigating tensions or obstacles along the way
      • learn to confidently and professionally present and discuss their with others as a work-in-progress and as a completed project
      • evaluate how their visual work might operate in different settings, including its reception by both intended and unintended audiences
    • Going Public (30 credits)

      This module will consolidate students’ capacity for self-directed practice through the production of an ambitious portfolio of work. Students will:

      • produce a significant body of work for display within a public exhibition and as a professional portfolio, with attention given to presentation and installation methods
      • identify potential audiences for their work and in determining the appropriate means of dissemination
      • develop skills and confidence in communicating their ideas in both formal and informal contexts and in handling feedback from professionals
      • continue to develop their personal project management strategies, as a way of preparing for post-graduation opportunities
    • Sightlines: Independent Research (30 credits)

      This module will enable students to identify and deliver a substantial in-depth, self-directed research project. Students will:

      • pursue a research topic related to issues explored in the students’ own practice or an area of visual culture relevant to their wider interests
      • consolidate their ability to engage creatively with a range of research resources
      • explore the broad possibilities of writing, and to approach writing as a creative practice
      • critically develop a sustained written or oral thesis through argumentation, exercising analytical judgement and evidencing historical and theoretical awareness

To find out more about this highly regarded course, please download the Photography BA Honours specification (PDF).

  1. Teaching vs independent learning
  2. Coursework and assessment



There are two base rooms for use by BA Photography students each equipped with visual aids and tables.used for tutorials, seminars and critiques as well as for lectures by visiting speakers.

Photographic Studios

The Photographic studios in the basement of the grove building offer a variety of spaces for photographing at different scales. The infinity cove is used for a wide range of portrait and full figure or group photography applications. There are areas which can be used for three dimensional, portraiture, close up and macro photographic work. ‘Colorama’ systems are provided for easy change of background colour and effects. The professional level lighting equipment and lighting tracks available throughout the studio includes Bowens synchronised flash units. Canon EOS 5D Mk III full frame digital cameras with a range of lenses are available for use in the studio, as well as a Hasselblad film camera with a wide range of lenses and backs. Phase One equipment is also available.

Digital Darkroom

The digital darkroom is a state of the art digital photographic editing and output facility, which is probably the best of its kind in the UK. The area has over 56 calibrated Apple Macintosh-Pro workstations networked to a series of professional level Epson A2 photographic printers using the latest industry standard software and K3 pigment inks producing high quality prints. There are also five Hasselblad Flextight film scanners, two flat bed scanners offering scans up to A3 and a daylight-viewing booth. All the workstations and printers are calibrated and colour managed. The area is staffed with expert specialist technicians who work with students to help them achieve their creative goals.

Colour Darkroom

For colour, we have a number of individual booths each light tight and equipped with newly serviced DeVere 504 colour enlargers, Kaiser and Durst colour enlargers. A Colenta RA480 (800mm) colour printer is installed in the darkroom.

Black and White Darkrooms

Middlesex has one Black and White Darkroom with 15 enlargers and a print developing area. DeVere 504 enlargers with condenser, cold cathode and Ilford Multigrade heads are available. There are also and DeVere 203 enlargers and a number of Durst and Kaiser enlargers as well. Negatives from 35mmm to 5 x 4 can be printed. A separate darkroom for higher quality prints (eg black and white fibre based paper) is also available.

Equipment loan

A range of cameras including 35mm, 645, 6x7 medium format as well as digital cameras (Canon 5D MkII, 5D MkIII and 650D) and 5x4 technical field cameras can be taken on location. In addition location lighting equipment kits can be borrowed.

Student support

We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health, and disability support.

Additional needs

We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability Advice and Support service.


Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.

Work while you study

Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.

Financial Support

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.

How can the BA Photography support your career?

This degree will prepare you for a successful career in creative industries. Our students go on to fill a range of roles in the photographic industry and beyond.

We have alumni working as freelance commercial photographers, editorial photographers, and photographers working with still life and e-commerce. We also have former students with successful art practices who exhibit internationally and gain public funding and commissions to support their art practice.

Some of our alumni have gone on to curate exhibitions, work in publicly funded and commercial galleries or have secured positions as photo editors at national and international publications. Many of our students choose to assist professional photographers after university before going on to establish their own commercial practice or manage commercial studio spaces.

Many of our students take up post-graduate study after their BA degree – undertaking MA or MFA degrees and PhDs. Some of our alumni are now pursuing academic careers as either technicians or lecturers on photography courses at Middlesex or elsewhere.

Transferable Skills

Many of the skills you learn throughout the BA Photography degree are transferable to other industries and help students achieve employment in many fields. Employers across the board look for skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal relations, time and finance management, all of which are embedded into our BA Photography degree.

Meeting Employer Demand

  • There are agencies and studios that employ photographers but most photographic practitioners are self-employed or work in small groups.
  • Photographers compete for work from a wide range of clients from Fashion magazines to picture agencies. Clients are looking for a personal vision. We encourage students to develop a strong personal language, together with a highly professional and responsible approach.
  • To meet this demand, students are encouraged to develop a strong technical understanding. Workshops and a range of projects in level one emphasize different technical outcomes. This forms a strong foundation so that students begin to develop an individual approach. Further projects encouraging a creative approach and acquisition of further technical skills take place at level five.

Student success

  • Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal
  • Sony World Photography Student Focus Award solo winner
  • Several winners of the D&AD Yellow Pencil over a period of several years
  • Joint first prize-winner in the Onward Compe award
  • Magenta Foundation prize winner
  • Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – Students and staff exhibited 15 times since 2007
  • Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – John Kobal Award
  • Paris Photo Carte Blanche award
  • Daniel Blau award x3
  • Palm Photo Prize x3
  • Magnum 30 under 30
  • Mack First Book Award (4 nominations and 1 shortlisted)
  • Royal Photographic Society Under 30’s gold award
  • Free Range Award – best university x 2
  • Free Range Award – best individual x3
  • FOAM Paul Huf Award
  • Magenta Foundation prize winner
  • Grand Prix Images Vevey Award (shortlisted)
  • FOAM Paul Huff award (nominations x2)
  • Paris Photo Jeunes Talents award.


Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.

Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 20 UK universities for business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money 2023 and a top 10 university for producing CEOs (Novuana, 2023).

Global network

You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.

  1. UK entry
  2. International
  3. Interview and portfolio
  4. How to apply

The fees below refer to the 2024/25 academic year:

UK students1

Full-time: £9,250

Part-time: £77 per taught credit

International students2

Full-time students: £16,600

Part-time students: £138 per taught credit

Additional costs included

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • Get free access to the resources, learning materials and software.
  • All printing and copying required for your study
  • Self-service laptops available for loan for a maximum of 24 hours
  • Audio-visual equipment available for loan, including digital stills cameras, digital video recorders, digital audio recorders.
  • Credit is given for specialist printing in the Digital Darkroom up to a certain amount for each year of the programme
  • Film and paper is provided for certain projects in your first year
  • Entrance fees to some exhibitions

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees, and you may be required to purchase these to complete the course.

  • Additional film for projects
  • Colour film processing
  • Travel for some projects and to exhibitions
  • Optional Field Trips
  • Camera equipment
  • Any additional books you wish to purchase
  • Portfolio boxes
  • Framing and mounting at the final degree show – we also cover the cost of degree show exhibition printing for all students).

Scholarships and bursaries

To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:

  • MDX Excellence Scholarship offers grants of up to £2,000 per year for UK students
  • Regional or International Merit Awards which reward International students with up to £2,000 towards course fees
  • Our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

Find out more about undergraduate funding and all of our scholarships and bursaries.

Fees Disclaimers

1. UK Fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

2. International Students. Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.

Philippe Pleasants
Senior Lecturer in Photography

Having studied an MA in Photography at the  Royal College of Art, Philippe has gained a diverse range of professional experience from working with commercial photographers and contemporary international artists. Additionally, he has acquired an advanced knowledge of digital imaging technology, techniques and printing. Philippe is currently completing a photographic portraiture commission and producing new photographic / video work in London.

Alison Tanner
Programme Leader - Photography

Alison graduated from Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Art & Design with a BA Hons in Professional Media: Photography. She has worked in London since 2000 in the Fashion and Editorial Photography industry and for five years as first assistant to the fashion photographer Tim Walker. This role involved organising and handling photographic equipment and lighting during photo shoots, print production as well as co-ordinating the printing/framing and installation of his recent retrospective 'Pictures' at the Design Museum in London.

Gavin Fernandes
Senior Lecturer (Practice) BA Hons Photography

Gavin Fernandes graduated in BA Hons Graphic Design at Middlesex University and MA Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion. His visual narratives Monarchs of the East End and Empire Line were presented as solo exhibitions at Maison Des Arts de Creteil, Paris and Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London in 2007, and at Maison Folie, Wazemmes, Lille, 2006.

Work from his master's degree was selected by The Photographers’ Gallery in London for their inaugural group show freshfacedandwildeyed08 in 2008. He has also exhibited in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum; Whitechapel Art Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Arts; Royal Academy of Arts; Barbican Centre; National Maritime Museum and Museum of London. In 2011 he exhibited at the Harris Museum, Preston, UK where his work was acquired into its Photography and New Media permanent collection.

His photographic work has been featured in the publications Dazed & Confused; i-D; Tank; The Observer; The Guardian and The Independent; and a portfolio of his images appeared as a dedicated chapter in the book British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles/Past and Present by V&A Publishing, 2009. His research and professional practice unite his experiences of fashion direction and photography to interrogate socio-political themes around cultural identity; religion; feminine empowerment and gender.

Will Lakin
Lecturer - Photography / Academic Assistant

Currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at London College of Communi- cation on the multi-model rhetoric of online disinformation. Also founder / curator of online contemporary photography platform XLVI Space.

Has recently exhibited work in Braga, Portugal, Paris and Arles, France and Bologna and Padua, Italy as well as in solo and group exhibitions across the UK. Recently shortlisted for the Images Vevey Prize 2021.

Richard Billingham
Professor in Creative Industries

Graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in painting. In 1996, Scalo published Richard’s photographs taken of his own family in a book ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ with a short validation from the American photographer Rob- ert Frank. In 1997 Billingham was the first recipient of the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (now the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize) and included in a number of important group shows, most notably ‘Sensation’ at the Royal Academy, London. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his photography and video work.

Awarded the Sargeant Fellowship at the British School at Rome in 2002. Spent next few years travelling and making a body of work called ‘Zoo’ Show of work in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne in 2007- 8. Has lectured and taught in Yale, University of North Texas, the National Art School, Sydney and particularly values the exchange of ideas between teachers and students. Has been a part time senior lecturer on the BA Fine Art- Photography course at the University of Gloucester since 2006 and is cur- rently working on a number of photography and film projects. A recent film ‘Siberian Tiger’ was broadcast on Channel 4. Wrote and directed ‘Liaz and Ray’, a film based on his book ‘Ray’s a Laugh’. This was BAFTA nominated and also winner of the Lisbon and Estoril Juy Special Prize and awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival 2018.

Will Gillingham-Sutton
Technical Tutor

Will is a photographer with more than eighteen years of professional experience including event, wedding, lifestyle, sport, headshot and travel photography. He has a BA in Fine Art specialising in surround sound installations and an MA in photography and has a broad interest in different types of image making. His personal work explores people and their possessions, involving carefully lit interiors, using large format colour film and he continues to shoot travel photography.

Nadia Radjabi
Senior Photography and Reprographics Technician

Nadia facilitates the darkrooms, studios and digital darkroom and runs workshops on analogue printing, alternative processes and book binding. She has a BA and MA in photography and is currently undertaking an MA in printmaking focusing on alternative photographic processes in print. Her personal practice focusses on abstract beauty; recording overlooked traces of the marks made by man, nature and the passing of time.

Bart Pajak
Senior Photography Technician

Bart is a commercial photographer specialising in portrait and fashion photography with BA in the subject. His clients include Disney, Abbey Road Studios, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Lionsgate. When not photographing commercially, Bart facilitates and runs workshops in advanced studio and digital practices at Middlesex university.

Caroline Rooke
Photography Technician

Caroline spent over 20 years working as a professional portrait and events photographer and eight years managing photographic labs. She has a BA in Photography with a passion for abstract photography and mindful methods of production. Caroline facilitates the darkroom and studios at Middlesex and runs workshops in analogue printing, alternative processes and mindful photography.

Alexander Missen
Senior Photography and Reprographics Technician

Alex’s work seeks to examine the nature of the relationship between ideas and their aesthetics. The subjects of his practice include American culture and the visual language of the future. Alex facilitates the digital darkroom and reprographics facilities at Middlesex and runs workshops on advanced post-production and digital printing.

Sarah Davies
Senior Photography and Reprographics Technician

Sarah is a reprographics, post-production and book-binding specialist whose personal work focusses on issues surrounding mental health and collaborative projects with vulnerable groups. Sarah facilitates the digital darkroom and reprographics and runs workshops in advanced book binding techniques.

  • Sandra Mickewicz

    Photography BA graduate

    Sandra Mickewicz

    Sandra graduated from the BA Photography course in 2018 and has since gone on to establish herself both as an artist and an editorial photographer shooting for The New Yorker and The Financial Times.

    Her personal work focusses on difficult to access communities; her most recent project being a long-term documentary series on the traveller communities of the UK. Her work is currently being exhibited in a landmark touring exhibition of British documentary photography from the 1960s to present day titled, Facing Britain, alongside photographers such as Martin Parr, Anna Fox and Tom Wood.

    Sandra has also won and been shortlisted for a number of prestigious photography awards such as the British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain 2019 and 2020, and the Bar Tur Photo Award 2020.

    Follow Sandra @sandra_mickiewicz

  • Sophie Gladstone

    Photography BA graduate

    Sophie Gladstone

    Since Graduating from the BA Photography course in 2018, Sophie has earned the title of Photo Editor at Wallpaper* magazine, having worked her way up from an intern position. In this role, Sophie commissions photographers globally to work on fashion, still life, interior and portraiture commissions. She also undertakes commissions as a commercial and editorial photographer for clients such as The Financial Times and Dover Street Market.

    Her art practice focusses on the trappings of consumerism and status games, working with still life and performative fictions. This work has been exhibited in the UK, Portugal and China and has been shortlisted for the FOAM Paul Huf Award and the Palm Photo Prize. Sophie was also featured at one of the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2021, for which she presented her project at Photo London in Somerset house.

    Follow Sophie @sophiegladstone

  • Richard Dowker

    Photography BA graduate

    Richard Dowker

    Richard graduated from the BA Photography course in 2015 and has since gone on to establish himself in the fashion industry shooting editorials for magazines such as Esquire, British GQ and Document Journal and commercial assignments for brands like Vivienne Westwood, Fendi and Burberry.

    He has also been commissioned to photograph many well-known actors such as Ewan McGregor, Thomas Brodie-Sansgter from Game of Thrones, and Daisy Edgar-Jones from the recent popular TV series, Normal People.

    Follow Richard @richarddowker

  • Cole Quirke

    Photography BA graduate

    Cole Quirke

    Cole’s final year degree project won him the Free Range student prize, for which he was awarded a fully funded solo exhibition in East London and mentoring from Metro Imaging. Since then he has gone on to photograph for editorial and commercial clients, as well as for musician and celebrities such as Nick Cave and Derren Brown.

    His photography is diaristic in nature, documenting his friends and their youthful, carefree lifestyles and has been published in the British Journal of Photography, Huck Magazine and Pylot magazine. He also makes conceptual video art and self-publishes books and zines of his work.

    Follow Cole @devils_point

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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