Ravensbourne University London - BA (Hons) Digital Photography

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Digital Photography

Why study this photography degree course?

  • Accredited by the Association of Photographers (AOP) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
  • Nurture a diverse skillset across a range of digital photography sub-disciplines
  • Industry-focused and exception industry connections 
  • Placement opportunities within prestigious organisations
  • Mix of practice and theory-based learning modules
  • Supported by expert teaching staff and visiting professionals

Nothing tells a story like a powerful image. Digital photography is one of the most dynamic mediums within the creative industries; it is a dominant force in shaping and defining contemporary society. 

This digital photography course in London, UK, is the destination for budding contemporary photographers who wish to push the boundaries of a powerful medium. Accredited by the Association of Photographers (AOP) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), you will learn to decipher creative briefs, develop your own photographic style and prepare collections for exhibitions and competitions.

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria:

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.


Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

Our graduates will be industry-ready to work across a range of areas such as:

  • Photojournalism
  • Editorial, documentary
  • Portraiture, advertising
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Architecture
  • Picture research
  • Public relations

Course Details

Year 1

Students will build fundamental skills in photographic equipment. They will learn about still and also motion and post-production software alongside a working proficiency and knowledge of the industry.Students will begin to think about their own practice and build confidence in image generation and platform selection.

Year 2

Students will gain a greater understanding of equipment and software such as Leica M, Phase One and Hasselblad and Linhof medium format cameras. They will think about the specialist areas of photography and where they are applied. This will allow them to enhance their practice and develop their own approach to the digital creative work. We set a variety of live project briefs, and encourage students to take up placements in industry.

Year 3

Students will bring their learning together in a final major digital photography project, ready for exhibition at the degree show. By this stage many students will already be published and working on projects in the creative industries. Alongside this, they will create a self-initiated, experimental brief that addresses their own personal creative direction, and will form part of your principal working portfolio. We ask students to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.

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