Photography - BA (Hons)

This innovative Photography BA degree is taught in the heart of London’s art and media hub where you’ll find inspiration all around you. You’ll develop essential digital and analogue photography skills alongside moving image expertise, as well as learning about professional practice, exploring links with other art forms and discovering the history and aesthetics of photography through practice and theory. Visit for a look at our students’ work, exhibitions, publications and more.

Course details

This forward-looking and progressive Photography BA course will help you to develop an understanding of the diverse range of photographic practices and opportunities open to you. It is centred around each individual constructing a unique and personal creative identity and understanding how to make the most of this within diverse professional contexts.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

As well as developing your individual creative practice and portfolio, you’ll build up a wide array of professional and transferable skills needed for a career as a professional photographer or associated professions, ranging from being a curator, picture editor or art director to a photographer’s agent, producer or retoucher. The degree covers 35mm, medium format both digital and analogue photography as well as large format analogue practices, and is taught at one of the UK’s very few art schools equipped with both colour and black-and-white darkroom facilities.

The course not only enables you to build excellent industry standard photographic skills
and theoretical knowledge to support and extend your creative vision, but also helps you
apply these to moving image work as well as more adventurous and experimental outcomes on the margins of traditional practice.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels in art or design subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)

GCSE English at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

portfolio interview

What the students say

This is an enjoyable and rewarding course which provides an exciting engagement with current photography practice. It allowed me to develop my own approach to the discipline, equipping me with a range of subject-specific and transferable skills. It also provided me with the experience and confidence to go on to my MA.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Work 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Techniques: Photography (core, 30 credits)
  • Visual Intelligence (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
  • Methods and Enquiry 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Professional Practice 1: Photography (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Work 2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) (core, 30 credits)
  • Major Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Methods and Enquiry 2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Professional Practice 2: Photography (core, 30 credits)