Institute of Photography

The Institute of Photography at Falmouth has a longstanding, international reputation. It is a place where top-flight photographers, industry, renowned artists, researchers and students come together to create, challenge and interpret the world of the image in some of Europe's finest facilities. Here you will have the opportunity to pursue your photographic interests across a wide range of genres, from fine art and documentary to sports and editorial, commercial to underwater and many more.

Our facilities

It is essential to us that you graduate with the highest professional aptitudes in everything from traditional analogue processes, including colour darkroom skills, to digital capture and post-production expertise. Our close relationship with the world's leading manufacturers of equipment and software, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Nikon, Canon, Adobe and Fuji, ensure that our facilities keep pace with the requirements of the profession.

You'll also have access to what is probably Europe's best-equipped student facility, offering large professional-standard studios, darkrooms, process areas, specialist printing and mounting services, and a host of equipment from the photography store.

Our staff

You'll be supported by an excellent staff of practitioner-academics, all active in their respective fields, alongside a first-class technical team. They draw on the entirety of their experience, knowledge and contacts to support you as emerging professionals. This means that you'll be working with some of the best photographers, press agencies, media companies, galleries and photographic organisations in the UK and beyond.

Your career

We take our obligation to prepare you for a rewarding career very seriously. In support of this, we offer live projects, placements, internships and study trips in London, Paris, Amsterdam and New York, and offer the opportunity to work for our in-house professional photo agency, Cartel Photos.

Our focused approach helps to produce industry-ready graduates. At the forefront of their fields, they work for companies as wide ranging as National Geographic, BBC, Dazed & Confused, The New York Times and for photographers such as Rankin, Ray Massey and Sam Hofman. Winning awards from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize to Magnum Photos' Ideas Tap, they're truly setting the standard for contemporary photography.