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. 

Career options

We’re all exposed to hundreds of photographs every day; whether its images on social media, adverts on buses or when we’re browsing new recipes. A degree in Photography opens doors to a broad range of industries. Creative sectors such as fashion, advertising, graphic design, web design, architecture, film, publishing and marketing all require a photographer’s creative skillset and offer opportunities for employment. 

Many photographers specialise to really excel in their careers; with popular areas of expertise being documentary and editorial photography, sports photography, marine and wildlife photography, fashion photography, film photography, travel photography, portrait photography or medical photography. Lots of industries need photographers who are competent and experienced in a specialist field, so think about which genre speaks most to you. 

Job opportunities

Our Photography degrees are designed to equip graduates for a broad range of careers in the creative industries. You could become a: 

  • Professional photographer 
  • Videographer 
  • Shoot Producer 
  • Location Scout 
  • Photo Editor 
  • Studio Manager 
  • Camera Technician 
  • Curator 
  • Art Director 
  • Archivist 
  • Creative Director 

Graduates in the spotlight

Our Photography graduates have gone on to carve successful careers in the following roles: 

  • Freelance Photographer for clients including Nike, Rolling Stone, Levi’s, Channel 4 and National Geographic 
  • In-house Photographer at Superdry 
  • Junior Producer at Red Bull 
  • Studio Assistant at Hempstead May 
  • Creative Assistant at Refinery 29 
  • NatGeo Explorer 
  • Picture Editor at Save the Children UK 
Saidis Orda work

Orda, Saidis Orda

Falmouth graduates recognised by Arts Thread Global Design Graduate Show 2022 

25 October 2022

Meet the Fashion & Textiles Institute graduates shortlisted for the Global Design Graduate Show 2022...

Falmouth graduates recognised by Arts Thread Global Design Graduate Show 2022 
Photo of Torgeir Rorvik holding Graduate Fashion Week Award at the 2022 event
Torgeir Rorvik

Fashion Photography graduate brings home Graduate Fashion Week award

24 June 2022

This week, Fashion Photography BA(Hons) graduate Torgeir Rorvik won the Fashion Photography award at...

Fashion Photography graduate brings home Graduate Fashion Week award
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Abbi Hughes Surfing

Talking inspiration & inclusivity with graduate Abbi Hughes

21 June 2022

Lead image credit: Jack Johns Abbi Hughes graduated from Marine & Natural History Photography...

Talking inspiration & inclusivity with graduate Abbi Hughes
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Agne Pic

Graduate film showcased on iconic fashion photography website

24 November 2021

2021 Fashion Photography graduate Agne Roversteinaite has had her film 'They Don't See Us' exhi...

Graduate film showcased on iconic fashion photography website
On Set In Majorca
On Set In Majorca

How studying at Falmouth helped this graduate land her dream job in fashion

08 November 2021

Alice Kasinather-Jones has travelled across the world to create campaigns for the likes of Gucci and...

How studying at Falmouth helped this graduate land her dream job in fashion
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Meet the graduate exposing a global coffee crisis

26 August 2021

A new documentary by aspiring filmmaker and photographer Hedvika Michnova has exposed how the climat...

Meet the graduate exposing a global coffee crisis
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Couple With Dog

Forest & Clay: Small business flourishes in the hands of Falmouth graduates

02 July 2021

Fine Art graduate Dan Bethell and Fashion Photography graduate Anna Burnett have created Forest &amp...

Forest & Clay: Small business flourishes in the hands of Falmouth graduates
Edited Publication Pic
Edited Publication Pic

How one graduate turned her mental health struggles into poetry

23 June 2021

Olivia White started documenting her thoughts to help deal with her mental health during her ti...

How one graduate turned her mental health struggles into poetry
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Dancing in Isolation

Dancing in Isolation

25 August 2020

Fashion Photography graduate, Tom J. Johnson, has been commissioned by th...

Dancing in Isolation
Falmouth Photography graduate Megan Jackson
Megan Jackson Photography grad magazine win
Image: Megan Jackson

Photography Graduate Celebrates Magazine Win

19 August 2020

Falmouth University, Fashion Photography graduate, Megan Jackson, has been selected in the annual So...

Photography Graduate Celebrates Magazine Win

Postgraduate study

Photography graduates could go on to study at postgraduate level. A master’s degree gives many people the opportunity to develop skills in a particular area of photography or transition into other creative subjects such as film, advertising or design. 

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Knowledge and skills

A Photography degree will give you the technical skills needed to work as a professional photographer. Our Institute of Photography is equipped with the latest high-end technology as well as traditional analogue equipment to help you experiment and refine your own unique practice.  

Through lectures and workshop-based teaching, our students gain professional skills in still and moving image photography, lighting techniques, darkroom printing, film processing, hand tanking and post-production using hardware and software, as well as portfolio and exhibition presentation techniques. 

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Photography student at laptop

Transferable skills

Students also develop a variety of transferable skills that are desirable to a range of employers. These include: 

  • Leadership skills through project management and collaborative outputs 
  • Innovative solutions to problem solving and a willingness to take creative risks 
  • Strong research, observational and analytical skills 
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and pitching 
  • Interpersonal skills through critiques, peer reviews and group tutorials.  
  • Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work and building professional networks 
  • IT skills in software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop InDesign and Capture One 

Career support

Our industry-focused Photography degrees offer the chance to build networks and gain work experience while you study. Students have the opportunity to seek national and international placements, exhibit their work and connect with some of the photo industry’s most influential partners through our guest lecture programme and portfolio review sessions.

Students also have the option to go on study trips to global centres for photography such as New York, and London or visit international photography festivals in Paris, Amsterdam, Brighton or Krakow. 

When you study at Falmouth, you also have access to our dedicated Employability Service. Students can get support in going freelance (for paid work/commissions during university), sign up for weekly career workshops and events, take practice interviews and get support on writing your CV.’

Our Photography courses

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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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)
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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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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)

Get in touch

Any questions? 

If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Falmouth, get in touch with our Future Studies team.  

T: +44(0) 1326 254350 
E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 

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