Kingston University London - Photography BA (Hons)

Kingston University London

Photography BA (Hons)

Photography is pivotal to fine art, fashion, advertising and editorial photography, as well as digital applications. This course is centred on the making and understanding of photographic production and critical thinking, applied to any subject area.

You'll study both analogue and digital photography; the key focus of the course is for you to develop your creative ideas alongside your professional skills, within a multi-genre approach to the medium. The course takes maximum advantage of Kingston's proximity to the vibrant art, photography and cultural life of London – one of the major photographic art and commercial centres of the world.

There will be opportunities to work with historic manual processes such as cyanotypes and salt prints as well as other 'craft' processes including creating unique one-off photobooks.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We're ranked No.2 in London for film production and photography (Guardian University League tables 2022).
  • You can prepare yourself for employment and increase your workplace skills through an optional work placement.
  • You'll be taught by staff who publish and present their work nationally and internationally. Our technical staff are practising artists and will support you in the bespoke photography workshop

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


  • Level 3 qualifications, including Art and Design subjects (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.).
  • IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Our graduates work in a range of roles within photography and related industries. Many graduates also progress to study a range of related disciplines at postgraduate level. These include photography, curating, book arts, conservation and advertising.

Career opportunities after completing

  • Editorial, fashion, advertising photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Photographic assistant / technician
  • Software trainer
  • Studio and gallery assistant
  • Stylist
  • Picture editor
  • Web designer
  • Art director
  • Art buyer

Course Details

Years 1 and 2 are made up of four modules, each worth 30 credit points. Year 3 is made up of three modules – two worth 30 credits and one worth 60 credits. Typically a student must complete 120 credits at each level.

You'l develop your creativity and photography through workshops and self-initiated projects. A programme of seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials will enhance your learning and prepare you for your professional future. Our teaching relates your own ideas and ambitions to the critical, contemporary and historical contexts of photography.

The degree programme sets out to structure your learning and appreciation of, and about, photography and its potential through a process which identifies distinct aims and progress each year

Year 1

Independent Photography Practice
Photographic Production Processes
Modes of Presentation for Photographers
Contextualising Contemporary Practice: Photography

Year 2

Independent Critical Practice
Photography and Process
Professional Practice and Presentation
Critical Issues in Photography: Research and Practice

Final year

Professional Practice
Final Major Project
Dissertation: Research and Reflection

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