Nathan Kavanagh 1

BA (Hons) Photography

Course Duration

Full-time: 3 years / Part-time: 6 years
Extended Degree: Full-time 4 years / Part-time: 7 years


Course: W645
Institution: P65

Throughout your studies, your practical production work will be underpinned and informed by a rich programme of contextual and theoretical study.

Alongside this, professional practice modules will provide you with the grounding in business, legal and ethical considerations that you’ll need to pursue your own career in the creative industries.

Recent visiting artists and lecturers have included Alison Nordström, Dinu Li, Nicholas White, Jonny Briggs, Anna Fox, Ben Borthwick, Jack Latham, Tom Hunter, Richard Billingham, Peter Kennard, Sophy Rickett, Sian Davey, Louis Porter, Matthew Broadhead, Aaron Schuman and Arko Datto, while the university’s onsite gallery has hosted exhibitions from Martin Parr, Suki Dhanda and Corinne Day.

Our strong international connections also allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.

Graduates can become photographers, artists, curators, art or creative directors, creative producers, filmmakers, writers, academics, lecturers and teachers, online producers and more. Successful alumni include photographers such as Nicholas White, whose practice spans commercial and creative photography, while other graduates have gone on to postgraduate study and careers in the creative industries.

From award wins with Slovak Press Photo, Lensculture, the Association of Photographers and the South West Graduate Photography prize to exhibiting at the Anima Mundi Festival in Venice, The Royal Photographic Society, and Somerset House - our students see success both nationwide and internationally.