BA (Hons)Commercial Photography

Course Overview

The commercial world relies on powerful imagery to give news stories and brand messages impact.

Our students go on to create images for international magazines and newspapers, picture desks, ad agencies, fashion houses, and more.

On this course we aim to develop a visually expressive generation of fashion, documentary, editorial, portrait and advertising photographers. We’re looking for people who want to push creative boundaries, challenge perceptions and set the agenda for commercial photography.

Create images that change worlds

You’ll gain a broad understanding of photographic practice and theory as we guide you towards a career in the creative industries. You’ll graduate confident in the creative and critical visual language needed to work with teams in your chosen field.

Employment prospects are very good – even before you graduate. In recent years many students have won commissions and been published while still on the course. They’ve won prestigious competitions too. Career options are varied; as well as working for major publications and creative companies many set up their own freelance businesses.


  • BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Advertising)
  • BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Fashion)
  • BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Documentary/Editorial)

Study abroad

Looking to spend less than six months in the UK to learn Photography? Take a look at our Study Abroad and Summer Courses.


This course is accredited by Creative Skillset.


QAA 2011