Institute of Photography

Working in some of the best university facilities in Europe, you'll develop your photography practice and portfolio by taking on live industry projects and occasional paid briefs via our in-house agency. You'll also go on internships and study visits to places like London, the Galapagos Islands, New York and the Red Sea.

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We’ll help you find your own creative voice, while also teaching you how to thrive in a fast-changing industry.

Our relationships with Hasselblad, Canon, Getty Images, Nikon and many others make our photography facilities some of the finest in Europe. Every large studio, darkroom, process area and piece of photography equipment is designed and calibrated for professional use.

You’ll gain industry insights and inspiration from photographers like Rut Blees Luxemburg and Martin Parr, wildlife filmmakers like Doug Allen, and photojournalists like Antonio Olmos.

Institute of Photography at Falmouth University

Photography courses

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Natalie skinner Bubblegum

Commercial Photography BA(Hons)

From creating photographs and films for high-end advertising and marketing campaigns to producing vi...

Commercial Photography BA(Hons)
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Ellie Hope photography

Documentary & Editorial Photography BA(Hons)

On this fast-paced degree, you’ll learn to use the power of photography to communicate with a glob...

Documentary & Editorial Photography BA(Hons)
Illustration students in busy studio at desks drawing.
Illustration students working in a classroom
Illustration students

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)
Penguin against a blue sky by James Welch
Marine & Natural History Photography 2024

Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons)

Harness your passion for photography and filmmaking to inspire audiences about nature and the enviro...

Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons)
Photography student work by Lizzie Blackie
Photography student work by Lizzie Blackie

Photography BA(Hons)

On this dynamic course, you’ll explore the world of contemporary photography and develop a unique ...

Photography BA(Hons)
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BA(Hons) Photography (Online) course image

Photography BA(Hons) (Online)

With a distinct focus on global digital communication, this online photography degree will equip you...

Photography BA(Hons) (Online)
Creative work by Photography student
Photography Topup_2021

Photography BA(Hons) (Top Up) (online)

This online top up course will allow you to access the rigorous teaching that the Institute of Photo...

Photography BA(Hons) (Top Up) (online)
Photography MA
Photography MA

Photography MA

This Photography masters course supports you to re-imagine your work as a distinct, unique practitio...

Photography MA
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Photography Ma 2022

Photography MA/PGDip (online)

This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to succeed within an increas...

Photography MA/PGDip (online)

"This course prepared me artistically, allowing me to explore project ideas and creative concepts, and that has helped me no end. My final year project still gets exhibited now and has helped people gain awareness of me and my work."

Spencer Murphy

BA(Hons) Photography graduate, who has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery and has The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and Creative Review on his client list.

Photography facilities

The Institute of Photography is home to one of Europe's best-equipped photography facilities. Students have access to incredible studio spaces furnished with the latest photography and post-production equipment.

Explore our facilities
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News

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Lucy Morris

Why I chose to study a Photography degree online

18 January 2024

Photography BA(Hons) (Online) student Lucy talks about how joining Falmouth's online community is he...

Why I chose to study a Photography degree online
Woman wearing hijab standing in the sea. Portrait of Britain 2023 winning photo by Peter Flude.
'Naseema Begum' by Peter Flude

'Naseema Begum' by Peter Flude 

Falmouth graduate Peter Flude announced as 2023 Portrait of Britain winner

17 January 2024

The winning portrait was originally commissioned by Guardian Labs.

Falmouth graduate Peter Flude announced as 2023 Portrait of Britain winner
Piccadilly Circus billboard displays work by Photography graduate Serena Brown as part of the Mayor of London's 'London for Everyone' campaign.
Serena Brown - London for Everyone

Photography graduate's work lights up Piccadilly Circus on NYE

04 January 2024

Serena Brown's work lit up Picadilly Circus this New Year's Eve as part of the Mayor of London's 'Lo...

Photography graduate's work lights up Piccadilly Circus on NYE
View Point book
View Point book

View Point by Jo Bradford

Phone photography making an impact in new book by Associate Lecturer

04 December 2023

Associate Lecturer on BA Marine & Natural History Photography Jo Bradford has had a new book publish...

Phone photography making an impact in new book by Associate Lecturer
Jane Morgan Isles of Scilly diving shot
Jane Morgan Isles of Scilly diving shot

Glimpses below the waves: Falmouth’s Jane Morgan featured in Dive Travel Adventures

14 November 2023

Falmouth’s Dive Safety Officer and Diving Technician Jane Morgan, has been featured in the latest ...

Glimpses below the waves: Falmouth’s Jane Morgan featured in Dive Travel Adventures
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Jenna Hinton

Graduate Spotlight: Photographer Jenna Hinton is forging ahead with her career

06 October 2023

We're chatting to BA Commercial Photography graduate Jenna Hinton about her new role at post-product...

Graduate Spotlight: Photographer Jenna Hinton is forging ahead with her career
Jellyfish and seaweed photo up towards sky
Gina Goodman photo - jellyfish - MNHP

'Ocean Chapel' by Gina Goodman

Falmouth lecturer recognised at International Photography Awards 2023

29 September 2023

Gina Goodman has been awarded Honourable Mention at the International Photography Awards 2023.

Falmouth lecturer recognised at International Photography Awards 2023
Serena Brown's younger sister photographer in Ghana while visiting thier grandmother - Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize Shortlisted Image by Serena Brown
Serena Brown - Me Nana Fie

© Serena Brown

Serena Brown named as finalist for Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023

31 August 2023

Find out more about the Falmouth graduate's shortlisted work.

Serena Brown named as finalist for Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023
Two sunbathers lying on scorched grass
Jordan Pettitt

Friends sunbathe on the dry grass of Southampton Common which resembles a sandy beach during the hot weather as Hampshire and other neighbouring counties were hit with a hosepipe ban in 2022 to protect low reservoir and river levels.

Falmouth photographers among the best in British press photography

31 August 2023

Two photographers from Falmouth’s Press & Editorial Photography BA(Hons) course have been shortlis...

Falmouth photographers among the best in British press photography
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Ones To Watch- James Bannister

Ones to Watch | Photographer James Bannister

01 August 2023

Meet James Bannister, a graduate from our BA(Hons) Photography course who has paved a way for himsel...

Ones to Watch | Photographer James Bannister
AOP Student Award Gold winning entry from Falmouth Photography student Alexander Norman
Alexander Norman - Photography Student - I Float Alone

Photography students win Gold and Silver at AOP Student Awards

29 June 2023

Photography students Alexander Norman and Olivia Eden have won Gold and Silver respectively in the 2...

Photography students win Gold and Silver at AOP Student Awards
Portrait of women by the sea
Emily Barlow work

Commercial Photography student selected for Canon Student Development Programme 2023

22 June 2023

It’s been an exciting few months for Commercial Photography BA(Hons) student Emily Barlow. We spok...

Commercial Photography student selected for Canon Student Development Programme 2023
A Falmouth University Commercial Photography student editing a photograph of a watch on a large screen
Commercial Photography watch on screen

What is Commercial Photography?

12 June 2023

Course Leader, Anthony Prothero explains what commercial photography is and why it’s a vital tool.

What is Commercial Photography?
Dr Catarina Fontoura
Dr Catarina Fontoura

From Polaroids to creating positive change: an interview with Dr Catarina Fontoura

26 May 2023

Catarina Fontoura is an artist, educator and writer. With an abundance of experience across photojou...

From Polaroids to creating positive change: an interview with Dr Catarina Fontoura
Falmouth Marine & Natural History Photography graduate Alex Leat
Alex Leat Photo

Graduate Spotlight: Photographer Alex Leat

02 May 2023

Meet Press & Editorial Photography graduate Alex Leat.

Graduate Spotlight: Photographer Alex Leat
Same Stewart with Sir David Attenborough
Sam Stewart and David Attenborough - Crop

From Falmouth University to filming with Sir David Attenborough for Wild Isles

30 March 2023

Marine & Natural History Photography graduate Sam Stewart tells us about his globe-trotting work wit...

From Falmouth University to filming with Sir David Attenborough for Wild Isles
Photo of 26 Cornwall book - light blue cover with A-Z of letters scattered in the shape of Cornwall  in white. Title reads: 26 places Cornwall / 26 Tyller yn Kernow
26 places Cornall Book

New photography and poetry book celebrates Cornish places

23 March 2023

Introducing 26 Places Cornwall / 26 Tyller yn Kernow - a book of poetry and photography celebrating ...

New photography and poetry book celebrates Cornish places
Sand Art
Sand Art 1

Image courtesy of Jenna Hinton and Emily Smith

Landscape art project aims to boost wellbeing and creative curiosity  

09 March 2023

A Cornish ‘sand art’ master has coached a group of Falmouth University students through a projec...

Landscape art project aims to boost wellbeing and creative curiosity  
Guardian Saturday magazine cover of elderly people's faces in the shape of 100
Guardian 100 centenarians cover image

Falmouth graduate lands Guardian cover story

24 February 2023

Philippa Kelly secured the front page of the Guardian’s Saturday magazine with her project on 100 ...

Falmouth graduate lands Guardian cover story
Underwater photo of a Clownfish (head on), with coral in the background.
Adam Tidman - Clownfish

Image: Adam Tidman

Photography students are preparing for the Red Sea exhibition

09 February 2023

Discover the work and experiences of student's who went on this year's Marine & Natural History Phot...

Photography students are preparing for the Red Sea exhibition