Photography degrees
at UCA

Do you want to become an editorial or commercial photographer? Create art with your camera? Or build a career in photojournalism or fashion photography?

On our Master's and undergraduate photography degrees, we'll help you develop the skills to become an expert photographer in your chosen field.

You'll create work with students from other creative courses – from film and games to acting, journalism and fashion – as you build an exciting and varied portfolio that reflects your unique interests and ambitions as a photographer.

Along the way, you'll be taught by internationally respected photographers including Karen Knorr, Anna Fox, Jean Wainwright, Ori Gersht, Steffi Klenz, Emmanuel Waeckerle and Sunil Gupta.

Based in our spacious studios, you'll take part in hands-on projects using contemporary and traditional digital and analogue technology, from professional lighting to multi-platform digital suites including Flextight scanners and high-end printers.

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Our Photography degrees will set you up to enter a wide range of different career fields including:

  • Editorial/fashion photography & imaging
  • Advertising image creation
  • Documentary-making
  • Curation or Art Buying
  • Gallery or project management
  • Writing
  • Teaching
  • Lecturing
  • Retouching
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Academia/Research
  • Post-production/digital imaging
  • Digital imaging
  • Video editing
  • Picture editing/ Image management
  • Marketing
  • Arts management
  • Documentary / fine art photography
Alice Andrew

"Having the opportunity to be so ambitious and free with photography has to be the best and most enjoyable aspect of the course. It provides you with the opportunity to truly create a body of work that you are genuinely interested in and motivated to develop."

Alice Andrew BA (Hons) Photography