Photography Courses

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Kickstart your photography career with access to some of the country’s finest student facilities and the freedom to find your unique style.

Photography courses at Falmouth have a reputation for excellence. We’ll help you develop as an ambitious, independent and adventurous photographer ready to make your mark in this demanding industry.

Our Photography courses

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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)
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Alice Marple Horvat - Fashion Photography

Work by Alice Marple Horvat

Fashion Photography BA(Hons)

Develop your unique artistic voice and springboard into the industry as an innovative fashion photog...

Fashion Photography BA(Hons)
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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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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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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)
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BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Online)

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)

Get ahead in the vibrant, ever-evolving field of visual communications with this exciting online cou...

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)
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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)
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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)

What can you do with a Photography degree?

A professional Photography degree gives you the opportunity to develop your unique creative practice. Mastering specialist skills in both digital and analogue photography to truly capture the world around you.

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Explore our Photography facilities

Our multi-million-pound photography facilities are some of the best in Europe. Housing dark rooms, process areas and photomicroscopy laboratory, post-production suites, full professional studios and a gallery, our Institute of Photography encompasses both traditional and digital processes. The equipment hire desk is manned throughout the year too, so you can loan the latest industry equipment for free whenever you need it.

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Get career-ready

From our in-house creative agency Mayn, which gives students the chance to work on commercial and creative projects for real clients while collaborating across the creative spectrum, to our guest lectures programme, which offers students invaluable insights from the likes of Rut Blees Luxemburg, Shona Marshall and Martin Parr, we're dedicated to getting you career-ready from day one. 

Meet Mayn
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Portrait of Cornish girl wearing dress, makeup and tiara - from Cornish Maids photography project by Fran Rowse
Cornish Maids - Fran Rowse - 1

Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’

12 February 2024

Fran Rowse's photography project 'Cornish Maids' is a collection of portraits of Cornwall’s young ...

Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’
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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
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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

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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
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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
Portrait of Britain Winner and Falmouth Fashion Photography graduate Logan Davies
Logan Davies

In conversation with Portrait of Britain winner and Fashion Photography graduate Logan Davies

05 May 2023

Logan Davies shares their experience at Falmouth and the importance of queer representation in photo...

In conversation with Portrait of Britain winner and Fashion Photography graduate Logan Davies
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
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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
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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  

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Any questions? 

If you have any questions about our Photography courses, get in touch with our Future Services Team. 

E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 

T: +44 (0)1326 254350