Whether you’re new to photography, looking for a career change or want a job in the contemporary photographic field – our degree will encourage your holistic and informed thinking about photography.
You’ll experience cultural, historical and contemporary life through the lens of a camera, while evolving your own artistic way of seeing the world as a professional photographer.
To see much more of what we do please visit our Photography Blog.
Photo by Hannah Outhwaite
Why Choose University of Cumbria?
Practical work is central to our course and so whether you’re studying technical skills, contemporary and traditional photography or exploring relationships between the photographer and their audience – there’ll always be a hands-on elements to your learning.
We don’t believe in breeding one type of photographer, so you’ll have the freedom to pursue and develop your own individual and artistic repertoire.
- 75% hands-on, practical work
- Easy access to up-to-date equipment without having to pre-book or queue
- Great facilities, including digital and dark rooms, an 80MP Mamiya Digital Camera and a colour processor
- Don’t have your own camera kit? No problem, you can borrow ours for free
- Ample opportunity to exhibit your work and to gain experience organising an exhibition
- Benefit from professional practice through client commissions
- Taught by internationally-renowned photographers and experts, who have published books in their field
- Tutors have good and current industry links
- Freedom to experiment and develop your own innovative practices
- Learn key skills employers will look for – including how to market yourself or set up your own business
We run an open door policy, so you won’t need to book timeslots with technicians and tutors, we’ll be on hand to help you hone your technical and creative work when you need it.
Former students have gone into a range of photgraphic careers, become freelance photographers, curators and editors and some have secured solo exhibitions in art galleries just months after graduating.
Why not join them and kick-start your career in the photographic industry with our Photography course.
Photo by Kat Westhead
Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.