Image credits: Daniel Adams, Jade Linfield, Ashley Stokes, Gloria Harvey, Emily Bitcon, Rupert Philips, Oliver Radford.
Responsive and progressive, Photography at Falmouth has a stellar international reputation. Each student is supported to develop their own individual way of seeing the world, whether you’re interested in a career in commercial, gallery, fashion or editorial photography.
On this forward-thinking course we will equip you with technical, professional and critical skills to help you break boundaries and understand a diverse range of contexts. You’ll be part of a lively and stimulating culture within our distinctive course community and will be taught by a range of high-profile professionals. Our facilities are recognised as some of the best in the world and our course has a reputation for attracting high-calibre students in the UK and abroad.
BA(Hons) Photography is designed to prepare you for multiple employment opportunities within photography. Some of our successful alumni have gone on to win the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the Magenta Foundation Award, be shortlisted for the Guardian Student Photographer of the Year, and to work for high-profile clients such as Chanel, the New York Times and Channel 4.
Supported by highly experienced, professionally active lecturers, you’ll complete live briefs and form collaborations. Our multi-million-pound Photography Centre, one of the best student facilities in Europe, is equipped to help you create highly individual work. In addition, Cornwall’s diverse landscape provides an extraordinary backdrop for developing photography and film-making skills on location.
You’ll work across a range of media including fashion film, photography and animation, while experimenting with your way of capturing the ever-evolving world of fashion. You’ll explore the use of advanced high-end retouching and specialist editing techniques, and be encouraged to seek international placements to gain a diverse and global understanding of the industry.
The course blends original creativity with frontline technology, and study is underpinned by a sound understanding of history and theory. We help you to develop the skills, confidence and imagination required to make your mark in this exciting but highly competitive world. You will graduate with a strong professional identity and an individual portfolio that showcases your distinctive style as an image-maker.
The course is audience focused, incorporating journalism and embracing the new editorial landscape to prepare you for the changing future of visual communication. We’re dedicated to giving you real photojournalism experience as well as the critical abilities to analyse your work, so that you leave the course with the skills you need to shape your career.
During the course you’ll be able to capitalise on our industry contacts and networks to seek out exciting opportunities. From work placements in New York, Amsterdam and London, to paid assignments, awards and international workshops, our students make names for themselves before they’ve even graduated.
As a student and after you graduate you’ll also have the benefit of Cartel Photos, Press & Editorial Photography’s very own photo agency. The agency lets students and new graduates create and sell professional-quality work during and after their studies.
The Marine & Natural History Photography course at Falmouth is one of a kind. Our course offers you an unparalleled opportunity to engage with natural history image-making, conservation and environmental issues. The course caters both for terrestrial and marine-based image-makers, with an optional underwater programme.
The environment in and around Falmouth makes this degree very distinctive. The photographic facilities are state-of-the-art with five fully equipped studios, darkrooms, print rooms, digital suites and a photo-microscopy laboratory. With access to hundreds of miles of coast, sweeping landscapes and a variety of different habitats, you’ll be constantly inspired and challenged to produce stunning natural history images.
Our course will challenge you to extend your skills as a communicator using photographs, words and moving image. Blending craft skills, professional practice and theoretical knowledge, the course sets you up to develop a critical understanding of your work and an appreciation of the relevance of research skills and working methodologies.
Our students have taken part in incredible projects such as assisting on an expedition to Norwegian glaciers to document climate change, and spending three months in the Ecuadorian rainforest carrying out research projects with American scientists.