The commercial world relies on powerful imagery to give news stories and brand messages impact.
We’re looking for people who want to push creative boundaries, challenge perceptions and set the agenda for commercial photography.
What you'll study
On this course we aim to develop a visually expressive generation of fashion, documentary, editorial, portrait and advertising photographers.
You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
- BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Advertising)
- BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Fashion)
- BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Documentary/Editorial)
You can also download the programme specification.
Watch our videos
Watch Course Leader, Conrad Tracy talk about what makes a good photographer.
What students are doing
Looking for inspiration? Browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that our students have been working on.
Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- EIZO award for fashion film 2017
- British Journal of Photography, three students chosen as the Ones to Watch Graduates 2017
- Hunger Magazine, 2017 graduate nominated for the feature Five Emerging Fashion Photographers to Watch Right Now
Studios and Resources
The photography facilities at AUB recently underwent a multi-million-pound development and refurbishment, which saw the creation of brand new digital suites, a collaborative specialist photography hub and brand new colour printing facilities.
You’ll have access to seven dedicated photographic studios and specialist photographic equipment.
A window into our community...
Staff on the course
Our lecturers and technicians are specialists in their fields. You can read more about their experience by browsing their staff profiles below.
BA (Hons) Photography, MA Visual Communication (Photography).
As Course Leader Conrad has written and developed one of the most exciting and successful photography degrees in the country. Within the HE sector, he has a recognised profile, including being elected Chair of The Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE) between 2011-14, helping him to maintain a high profile in the photographic community. Conrad has been an External Examiner at: The University of the Arts Norwich, University of the Creative Arts London (LCC), University of...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
Our students go on to create images for international magazines and newspapers, picture desks, ad agencies, fashion houses, and more. You can read more about what some of our alumni are doing by browsing their profiles below.
Your Interview and Portfolio
If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview and ask you to bring your portfolio with you. Your portfolio should include work that shows strong photographic skills, creativity, self-motivation and contextual awareness.
We look for students who have clear focus and ambition, who have an interest in photography and wish to study on a course that will give them the opportunity to realise their potential as commercial photographers.
You can download our portfolio guidelines for BA (Hons) Commercial Photography to help you prepare.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
- Find out about accommodation
- Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs
- Read our Admissions Policy
Our Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to supporting you in turning your creativity into a great career. You can read more about this here.