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Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 020 7815 7815Get in touch
Explore the many different ways commercial photographers and contemporary artists work with photography. Through hands on practical projects, develop your creative ability and technical skills while gaining extensive professional practice experience. Train to work as a photographer and image maker, or to work in the wider creative industries as a producer, photo editor, curator, publisher, writer and more.
On this course, you will learn how to make photographic work for exhibition in a public gallery; shoot, design and publish your own photobook; and take part in organising a pop up shop to sell your books. You will also work with your classmates to shoot and design a magazine containing your fashion, editorial and advertising photography. In the final year, you will choose your own photographic direction and work with your tutors to develop a major project and a professional portfolio.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2021.
Home Work 2020 features the fantastic work of our 2020 graduates. The book showcases 37 individual projects, while also creating a unique record of this extraordinary year.
You can also view a range of current student work on our dedicated Instagram account @lsbu_photo
We’ll help you develop your creative flair while providing you with the technical knowledge and business skills to succeed in this competitive field. You’ll cover documentary, editorial, commercial and gallery-based photography; the history of photography – and its digital culture.
All the time you’ll be developing a portfolio of your own creative work and commercial commissions. Take a look at students’ recent work for some creative inspiration. They’ll be opportunities to showcase your work at exhibitions inside and outside the University.
Modules are assessed by projects, essays and presentations. Methods of assessment for course overall: 100% coursework.
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Our staff are all professional photographers, writers or curators and are actively engaged in a range of practices, from commercial work, to publishing and exhibiting.
We have research links with:
There is a regular and extensive guest lecturer programme, where professionals from different areas of the photography industry talk to the students about their own work, and their career path. Recent guests have included:
You'll undertake work experience in both the second and third years of your degree. You'll be supported in finding work experience by the staff team, the university's employability service, and the guest lecturer programme.
Your Lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields, so everything we do is industry relevant. Inspiring guest speakers from renowned arts organisations, galleries and production houses will give you further industry insight and build your professional connections.
Teaching is designed to support and develop your technical, theoretical, creative and professional abilities. The following are some of the forms your teaching and learning will take:
All technical teaching is delivered on digital photographic equipment including: Digital SLR's and Medium Format Digital Cameras. You can print your work in our professional print and mounting lab with both A2 and A0 large-format printers. The course doesn't have analogue cameras or darkrooms; if you want to shoot on film then you can make use of our hi-res scanners to scan negatives.
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As an undergraduate Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your year tutor twice a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
|UK fee: £9250||International fee: £14900|
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For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
Course Enquiries - UK
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