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How can the BA Photography support your career?

This degree will prepare you for a successful career in the creative industry. By the end of the course you will have created a professional portfolio essential for entry into studio, portraiture, fashion, architectural, reportage and photo-journalism, art direction, location, landscape, sports, events, still life, magazine, newspaper, book, exhibition and new media photography.

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

  • Sony World Photography Student Focus Award solo winner
  • Middlesex Photography Best in Show Free Range Truman 2016 and also Best Student Photographer 2016
  • Several winners of the D&AD Yellow Pencil over a period of several years
  • Three finalists in all three of the Daniel Blau Gallery ‘5 under 30’ exhibitions
  • Joint first prize-winner in the Onward Compe award
  • Magenta Foundation prize winner
  • Either a student or staff member has been selected to show in every year of the National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait prize since its inception (about seven years ago) including the John Kobal Award for new work last year and two students (one 2016 graduate and one current final year student) in the current 2016/2017 show.

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