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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.
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September 2023
3 years full-time
4 years part-time
£9,250 (UK) *
£15,100 (INT) *
Course leader
Alison Tanner

This course is now available in Clearing.
To find out the latest entry requirements, give us a call 0208 411 6565 or Live chat.

This award-winning BA Photography programme offers the resources and opportunities to develop your practice through set assignments, self-initiated projects and through exposure to a range of different industry and academic contexts.

Why choose Photography BA 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?

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.

Student Work

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.


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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


  • 3 years full-time
  • 5 years part-time
  • Year 1 - Compulsory

    • Photography: Fashion & Documentary (30 credits)

      This module will introduce the student to contemporary methods applied to photographic practice within the fields of fashion, documentary and the urban environment. This module aims to:

      • Develop an ability to research effectively.
      • Establish the ability to evaluate one’s own work and place it in relation to an assessment rubric.
      • Provide an introduction to several specialist fields in photography including documentary, fashion and the urban environment.
      • Develop an awareness of ethics in photographic practice.
    • Photography: Studio and Digital Practice (30 credits)

      This module will introduce students to the photographic studio and digital darkroom. This module aims to:

      • Introduce a range of skills and knowledge in studio and digital photographic processes.
      • Engage with ideas of photographic construction and manipulation and the relationship between photography, reality and truth.
      • Explore the use of constructed imagery in contemporary photographic practice.
      • Emphasise the importance of collaboration within the editorial and commercial environments.
    • Photography: Traditional Processes (30 credits)

      This module aims to:

      • Introduce a range of skills and knowledge in traditional photographic processes.
      • Establish an appreciation and application of the use of light within the photographic medium.
      • Engage with staged imagery and art direction.
    • Culture and Contexts (30 credits)

      This module provides an introduction to the expanding and inter-disciplinary field of photography, focusing on London as its main site of exploration. This module aims to:

      • Introduce students to a range of histories, practices and theories relevant to the consideration of photography as a rich, expanded and interdisciplinary field of study.
      • Introduce students to different ways of understanding the importance and meaning of photographs, across various modes of photographic production and consumption, with emphasis on: its technological evolution, its history as an art form and the political, social and institutional uses to which it has been put.
      • Make use of the particular resources offered in London as a way of considering the urban, social, art-historical and cultural contexts of photography.
      • Equip students with the skills to apply cultural theory as a critical tool in the analysis of photographic works and images.
  • Year 2 - Compulsory

    • Photography: Editorial Practice (30 credits)

      This module uses contemporary professional editorial photographic practice as a framework to explore specialist pathways in portraiture, fashion and fine art. This module aims to:

      • Develop an understanding and application of contemporary professional editorial photographic practice.
      • Critically examine photography as part of a visual language and the context in which commissioned work is consumed with an emphasis on the relationship between commercial demands and artistic integrity.
      • Expand on existing photographic skills and knowledge in relation to professional standards.
      • Further develop an understanding of specialist pathways within photography with knowledge of historical context and current practice.
    • Photography: Social Practice (30 credits)

      This module will explore ‘the other’ and our relationship with objects, environments and society. This module aims to:

      • Develop an understanding of the role of photography in interpreting and communicating the world around us through a personal socio-political and ideological viewpoint.
      • Investigate and observe objects, environments and society to understand how photographic representation can be used to explore, comment on and critique contemporary culture.
      • Promote a deeper and more critical understanding of contemporary and historical practices in some of the specialist subject pathways.
      • Establish an appreciation and application of the advanced technical demands and stylistic choices inherent in producing work to a professional standard.
      • Emphasise the importance of the final photographic output and the context of its presentation and consumption.
    • Photography: Concept and Development (30 credits)

      This module explores the idea of identity as a conceptual framework in photographic and artistic practice. This module aims to:

      • Develop the student’s understanding and ability to self-initiate photographic practice and research.
      • Identify a personal approach to the medium, exploring different specialist pathways.
      • Expand the student’s understanding of the photographer as author and investigate the work of both contemporary and historical practice in relation to their own work.
      • Experiment with and question both the production and consumption of photography and to articulate and discuss conceptual approaches to photographic work and its modes of presentation.
      • Further develop advanced techniques and technical skills to support this approach.
    • The Critical Image (30 credits)

      This module takes an interdisciplinary approach to the critical study of historical and contemporary photographic practice. This module aims to:

      • Consider a range of theoretical approaches that is helpful in understanding the ways in which photographic meaning is produced and understood.
      • To equip students with the necessary critical tools for the analysis of photographic images as well as the social practices, histories and cultures in which they are enmeshed.
      • To allow students to develop skills and confidence in their writing practice.
      • To facilitate students in the development of their own critically informed and responsible photographic practice.
  • Year 3 - Compulsory

    • Photography: Professional Toolkit (30 credits)

      This module will develop the knowledge and skills that are required to operate as an independent professional photographer. This module aims to:

      • extend knowledge and skills needed to become a self-reflective and critically engaged photographer.
      • develop appropriate research methods and analytical skills to both respond to commissions and to generate self-initiated projects.
      • provide an awareness of how to negotiate commercial contexts and established professional standards of photographic practice.
      • promote professional development through a self-negotiated work placement or similar, within an area of the photographic industry.
    • Photography: Professional Portfolio (30 credits)

      In this module students will develop a self-initiated project proposal that consolidates their personal photographic direction and interests. This module aims to:

      • facilitate the formulation of a coherent self-initiated project related to an area of professional practice that consolidates a personal or commercial photographic direction.
      • facilitate the creation of a professional portfolio appropriate to an area of the creative industry.
      • consolidate understanding of the broader contextual and theoretical frameworks that underpin photographic work.
      • support the development of strategies to critically reflect upon and evaluate own work.
    • Photography: Negotiated Practice (30 credits)

      This module will develop the student’s ability to formulate and write a critically informed photographic project proposal. This module aims to:

      • enable students to investigate strategies for developing ideas into negotiated photographic project proposals.
      • facilitate the development of a personal direction of work, researched thoroughly and executed to a professional standard.
      • support students in further extending their technical knowledge and building confidence as skilled and independent practitioners.
    • Critical and Contextual Research Project (30 credits)

      This module facilitates students in developing an in-depth research project culminating in an extended written essay. This module aims to:

      • Enable students to identify and deliver a research project related to their study of photography.
      • Facilitate students in developing an analytical engagement with a range of research resources in order to have a greater understanding of an area of photographic practice through its historical, theoretical and social contexts.
      • Consolidate the development of skills covering project identification, research organization and development, time management, visual analysis and critical argument.
      • Facilitate students in extending their ability to think creatively about the presentation of conceptual, critical and contextual material in both written and visual form.
      • Support students in consolidating the development of skills required for autonomous learning.

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 Careers & 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.

Global network

Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects. And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. 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 2023/24 academic year:

UK students

Full-time: £9,250

Part-time: £77 per taught credit

International students

Full-time students: £15,100

Part-time students: £126 per taught credit

Additional costs included

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

  • A free electronic textbook for every module
  • 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.

  • 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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