Where to study photography

Where to study photography

Studying photography is a great way to become a photographer, but it could also help you start a career in other areas of the media industry. Here are just some of the universities that you could study photography at…

1. The University of West England

where to study photography
Source: UWE Bristol

At The University of West England, you can study an undergraduate and masters degree in photography on their city campus. But they also offer an undergraduate course in photography and filmmaking animation, which is perfect for anyone who wants to study photography whilst learning more about the other parts of the media industry.

2. The University of West London

where to study photography
Source: University of West London

If you are wanting to study photography The University of West London is a great option, as they offer two undergraduate photography degrees, one of which includes a foundation year. Both courses take place at the university’s West London Campus, which has two photography studios filled with equipment, a media resource centre, and a darkroom.

3. The University of Huddersfield

where to study photography
Source: Jess Crowther, Photography BA, Huddersfield

Whether you want to study photography as an undergraduate or postgraduate degree you should consider studying at The University of Huddersfield. Both of their courses have high satisfaction ratings from students, and their undergraduate course has been approved by the British Institute of Professional Photography.

4. The University of Leeds

where to study photography
Source: University of Leeds

If you want to study photography but don’t want to limit yourself to that one area then The University of Leeds will be the place for you. They offer an undergraduate degree in film, photography and media, which has been ranked as 2nd in Communication and Media Studies by the Complete University Guide, and 6th in the UK for film production and photography by The Guardian.

5. The University of Coventry

where to study photography
Source: University of Coventry

If you have your heart set on studying for an undergraduate degree in photography you should bare work experience in mind. At The University of Coventry, you can study a three-year undergraduate degree in photography, or you could make the course 4 years long by taking a year to do a professional placement. This will help you gain work experience and put into practice everything you have learnt as part of your course.

6. The University of Salford

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Source: Sam Thompson and Mike Clark Photography BA, University of Salford

You can study an undergraduate degree in photography at The University of Salford, which is well known for its School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology.  The course is three years long and is made up of 60% practical work and 40% written work. They also have Mac computer suites with Adobe software, DSLR’s for the students to use, as well as studios and darkroom.

7. The University of Derby

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The undergraduate photography course at The University of Derby has been ranked in the top 20 for Film Production and Photography by The Guardian University Guide 2021. The course has also been given a 100% satisfaction rate by the National Student Survey in 2020. The university has all sorts of facilities for the university to use, including dark rooms, a digital design hub, and a media loan hub.

8. The University of Manchester Met

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Source: Manchester Met

Within The University of Manchester Met is their new School of Digital Arts, where their photography students are based. The undergraduate course is three years long, and teaches students more about the industry as well as getting them to think creatively in projects.

9. Arts University Bournemouth

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Source: Arts University Bournemouth

The Bournemouth Arts University offers a variety of photography courses, including commercial photography, which focuses on more specific areas then a standard photography course, perfect for anyone who wants to work in advertising or fashion. The university has seven photo studios, as well as numerous DSLR cameras, and digital suites for students to use.

10. Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Source: Cardiff Metropolitan University

If you want to study photography as a degree you should definitely consider studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University, which was named Welsh University of the Year for 2021. The course will teach you about the technical concepts to photography, as well as other skills to develop your portfolio.

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