BA (Hons) Study AbroadCommercial Photography

Course Overview

Semester Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country.

Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students in an exciting, creative University environment.

This Semester Study Abroad Commercial Photography course will introduce you to photographic techniques and processes through subjects that emphasise digital imaging and studio practice. The course presents a history of photography, examining key developments in the medium and considers photography’s relationship to other art, design and media practices.

You will study a range of image capture and postproduction techniques appropriate to the professional photographic industry. You will investigate the key critical discourses employed in the analysis of photographs and photography as well as the influence of traditional photographic processes on digital practices used in contemporary commercial photography. You will develop an understanding of the relationship between the analogue and the digital darkroom.

Portfolios are required from all prospective candidates who wish to do a Semester Study Abroad course at the Arts University. The portfolio’s purpose is to show us how you communicate and translate ideas visually. Your portfolio will be reviewed by the course leader and a panel who will determine the most appropriate year of study in the course for each candidate.

Other types of programmes, such as bespoke courses are also available. For more information or to apply for a course contact us on +44 1202 853608 or email