What can you do with a Photography degree?
A professional Photography degree gives you the opportunity to develop your unique creative practice. Mastering specialist skills in both digital and analogue photography to truly capture the world around you.
We’re all exposed to hundreds of photographs every day; whether its images on social media, adverts on buses or when we’re browsing new recipes. A degree in Photography opens doors to a broad range of industries. Creative sectors such as fashion, advertising, graphic design, web design, architecture, film, publishing and marketing all require a photographer’s creative skillset and offer opportunities for employment.
Many photographers specialise to really excel in their careers; with popular areas of expertise being press and editorial photography, sports photography, marine and wildlife photography, fashion photography, film photography, travel photography, portrait photography or medical photography. Lots of industries need photographers who are competent and experienced in a specialist field, so think about which genre speaks most to you.
Our Photography degrees are designed to equip graduates for a broad range of careers in the creative industries. You could become a:
- Professional photographer
- Shoot Producer
- Location Scout
- Photo Editor
- Studio Manager
- Camera Technician
- Art Director
- Creative Director
Graduates in the spotlight
Our Photography graduates have gone on to carve successful careers in the following roles:
- Freelance Photographer for clients including Nike, Rolling Stone, Levi’s, Channel 4 and National Geographic
- In-house Photographer at Superdry
- Junior Producer at Red Bull
- Studio Assistant at Hempstead May
- Creative Assistant at Refinery 29
- NatGeo Explorer
- Picture Editor at Save the Children UK
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21 June 2022
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Graduate film showcased on iconic fashion photography website
24 November 2021
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08 November 2021
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Fashion Photography graduate hired by prestigious post-production agency
12 October 2021
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02 July 2021
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23 June 2021
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Dancing in Isolation
25 August 2020
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Photography Graduate Celebrates Magazine Win
19 August 2020
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Knowledge and skills
A Photography degree will give you the technical skills needed to work as a professional photographer. Our Institute of Photography is equipped with the latest high-end technology as well as traditional analogue equipment to help you experiment and refine your own unique practice.
Through lectures and workshop-based teaching, our students gain professional skills in still and moving image photography, lighting techniques, darkroom printing, film processing, hand tanking and post-production using hardware and software, as well as portfolio and exhibition presentation techniques.
Students also develop a variety of transferable skills that are desirable to a range of employers. These include:
- Leadership skills through project management and collaborative outputs
- Innovative solutions to problem solving and a willingness to take creative risks
- Strong research, observational and analytical skills
- Verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and pitching
- Interpersonal skills through critiques, peer reviews and group tutorials.
- Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work and building professional networks
- IT skills in software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop InDesign and Capture One
Our industry-focused Photography degrees offer the chance to build networks and gain work experience while you study. Students have the opportunity to seek national and international placements, exhibit their work, gain paid work with our in-house photography agency MAYN, have portfolio reviews and connect with some of the photo industry’s most influential partners through our guest lecture programme.
Students also have the option to go on study trips to global centres for photography such as New York, and London or visit international photography festivals in Paris, Amsterdam, Brighton or Krakow.
When you study at Falmouth, you also have access to our dedicated employability service, RealWORKs. Students can sign up for weekly career workshops and events, take practice interviews and get support on writing your CV or even going freelance.
Our Photography courses
On this dynamic course, you’ll explore the world of contemporary photography and develop a unique ...
Press & Editorial Photography BA(Hons)
On this fast-paced degree, you’ll learn to use the power of photography to communicate with a glob...
Fashion Photography BA(Hons)
Develop your unique artistic voice and springboard into the industry as an innovative fashion photog...
Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons)
Harness your passion for photography and filmmaking to inspire audiences about nature and the enviro...
Commercial Photography BA(Hons)
From creating photographs and films for high-end advertising and marketing campaigns to producing vi...
Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)
Get ahead in the vibrant, ever-evolving field of visual communications with this exciting online cou...
Photography BA(Hons) (Top Up) (online)
This online top up course will allow you to access the rigorous teaching that the Institute of Photo...
Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)
Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...
Get in touch
If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Falmouth, get in touch with our Future Studies team.
T: +44(0) 1326 254350