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Start your career in Photography

Our photographic facilities and staff are some of the best in the UK to help students realise their creative ambition. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own personal approach through practical classes, demonstrations, lectures and tutorials, and you will discover your passion within the field, whether that's editorial, photojournalism, portraiture, fashion, exhibitions or new media.

  • Learn more at our Undergraduate Open Day

    This is your chance to see our world-class facilities and our north London campus and speak with our friendly students and academics to find out about studying at Middlesex.

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Your Career In Visual Arts

Hear from Vita, a current student and Fine Art graduate Renee about how Middlesex helped them to set goals for a career in Visual Arts and provided support to get them where they want to be.

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We’re excited for you to join our creative community in the Autumn so that you can experience our outstanding teaching, learning and state-of-the-art facilities!

But what does teaching actually look like for you when you start your degree?

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Outstanding achievements from our visual arts and design departments

Did you know we have BAFTA winning tutors on our staff? Or that graduates have gone on to win the Turner Prize and had work exhibited at the Tate? Here are some of the notable successes the Visual Arts and Design departments have enjoyed over the last couple of years.

Read about our staff and students' achievements

Get to know your course

MDX Art & Design Degree Show

Meet Photography alumni (and semi-professional footballer!) Scott Thomas, who talks through his final year project centred around 'alternative living'.

Our award-winning students

Our outstanding photography students have won Best Student prize at Free Range Photography showcase for three years out of the last five. The latest winner is Jennifer Forward-Hayter with her combination of documentary photography and performance art.

Student photography awards

Student work


    LUCID is a collective of work from our final year BA photography students. Make sure you take a look at the amazing virtual gallery experience!

    Explore the gallery

  • MDX Creative Graduates website

    Take a look at all the amazing work of last year's graduating students.

    Browse all creative graduates

Course news

Sade Mia’s work documents the hours filled with perfect nothingness as a teenager

Read about recent graduate Sade and her incredible photographic series 'Heston Kids' which explores teenage life and documenting South Asian identity.

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MDX alumna's image for National Portrait Gallery and Duchess of Cambridge Hold Still project goes viral

Did you know that an MDX photography alumna is behind a defining image of Britain's resilience in the face of the pandemic?

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Application help

  • 10 steps to creating your Art & Design portfolio

    When putting together a portfolio, there’s really nothing to fear. Take a look at this video for some tips on how to get started.

  • Building your art and design portfolio for university

    Senior lecturer in Art and Design Beverley Speight gives some great advice on building your portfolio!

Meet your Course Ambassador, Jess

Charlotte is a current BA Photography student at Middlesex and is here to answer any questions you might have about the course, student life or studying at university.

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Find out more about Photography courses

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