- UCAS Code
- Falmouth Campus
- 3 years full-time
- Direct line
- 01326 213730
Do you want to learn how to make fiercely individual, dynamic and innovative fashion images? Whether it's captivating photographs, fashion films or media-merging animations, fashion photography is a profession at the cutting edge. Blending ultimate creativity with frontline technology, at Falmouth we'll help you to develop the skills, confidence and imagination to make your mark in this exciting but highly competitive world.
One of the few photography degrees in the UK to sit within an internationally respected Fashion programme, at Falmouth you'll be immersed in the industry from day one. Working closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Design and BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design, and supported by highly experienced, professionally active lecturers, you’ll complete live briefs and collaborations, developing excellent technical skills in all aspects of image-making whilst also gaining an in-depth knowledge of fashion.
Underpinned by a sound understanding of history and theory, you'll work across a range of media – involving fashion photography, fashion film and animation – while experimenting with your own ways of capturing the ever-evolving world of fashion. You'll be taught everything from advanced high-end retouching to specialist editing techniques for fashion films and animations, and be encouraged to seek international placements to gain a diverse and global understanding of the industry.
Cornwall's diverse landscape provides an extraordinary backdrop for developing your photography and film-making skills on location. Back on campus, our multi-million-pound Photography Centre – recognised as one of the best student facilities in Europe – is equipped to help you create highly individual work.
BA(Hons) Fashion Photography will provide you with the skills, knowledge, confidence and entrepreneurial drive needed to succeed, so you can graduate with a strong professional identity and an individual portfolio that showcases your distinctive style as an image-maker.
How is the course taught
This full-time practice-based course is supported by lectures, seminars, studio and location-based technical instruction workshops, trips to renowned fashion centres, focus groups and tutorials. You’ll develop essential peer and self-evaluation skills.
- Career as a fashion photographer, film-maker, picture editor, agent or researcher
- Work in creative art direction and management
- Career in post-production as a retouching artist or multimedia specialistWork across a range of disciplines in fashion, film and advertising
- Continuous assessment of visual, verbal and written assignments
- Final year exhibition and portfolio
Experience you'll get
- Specialist instruction in professional studio and location practices for fashion photography, film and animation
- Collaborative live briefs that mirror the fashion photography industry
- Specialist instruction in high-end retouching and fashion film production
Interview and selection process
All applicants will be asked to upload a mini online portfolio of 12 photographic images. These will be assessed by the course team.If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to interview.
You will be interviewed in a small group, with other applicants, by members of staff and a student. You will be asked to display your portfolio and sketchbook in the interview area and select examples of your work that you feel are significant to your application. You will also have a tour of the facilities at both campuses and the chance to ask our staff and students any questions you may have.
You will need to bring a comprehensive portfolio of recent work and at least one current sketch book. Your sketch book should support a recent practical project, documenting your research, ideas, experimentation and development. Your portfolio should demonstrate creative flair and technical ability, evidence of conceptual thinking, enthusiasm with a passion for fashion and dedication to fashion photography/film.
Interviews are currently taking place.
Location: Falmouth Campus
What you'll do
With support from Falmouth's experienced course team, you'll work as a fashion photographer from day one. Immersed in industry-facing briefs you'll learn through doing, with projects and assignments designed to develop your practical and creative skills.
In your second year, you'll learn specialist skills in fashion film production and fashion animation, as well as high-end retouching and professional post-production techniques. You'll begin to find your identity as a photographer and image-maker and start shaping a professional identity that will define your career when you graduate.
In your final year, you'll build on everything you've learned to prepare for a professional career in the fashion industry. Encouraged by the course team, you'll enhance your industry experience through valuable professional practice before completing your dissertation, final year project and exhibition.