United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 5JU, United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

Commercial Photography

This diverse and exciting course will provide you with the skills to become a creative specialist in the constantly evolving field of commercial photography. You’ll develop a professional identify and signature style through an innovative programme which combines technical theory and conscientious practice, with opportunities for technical and creative experimentation. You’ll study a range of genres, including fashion, portraiture, product, and moving image, and gain a good practical and technical knowledge of these areas of photography. Your talent will be nurtured in an environment of creative collaboration and your study will be supported by guest lecturer visits from the commercial world of photography, plus you’ll engage with industry specialists on our industry portfolio review days. You’ll engage in work experience, study visits, live projects and briefs, and we also run an exchange with a Thai university, with additional ‘study abroad’ opportunities, including Erasmus exchanges. You will learn from staff with a wealth of industry experience and a dedicated technical support team. Our exceptional facilities at our £62 million Parkside building situated within the City Centre Campus include industry-standard photographic studios, darkrooms, television studios, editing suites, a giant green screen studio and an extensive Hires and Loans department. We will help you to collaborate both within the University as well as externally, with live briefs for real clients. You will also have the opportunity to go on trips to destinations such as New York, Berlin and Paris. We have exceptional levels of external engagement, with visiting lectures by nationally and internationally-recognised photographers, as well as having numerous links with industry, workshops, seminars, masterclasses, careers advice, portfolio reviews, mentorships and placements. In an environment of imagination and experimentation, we will nurture your talent and help you to develop into an employable and creative photographer.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Parkside Building Campus,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250