Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Commercial Photography

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Media

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

MA Commercial Photography at London College of Communication focuses on technical excellence, and can support your ambitions towards becoming a high-end freelance photographer. Whether you're interesting in working across areas such as advertising, fashion, sport, lifestyle and editorial, you'll be supported to develop a high level of competence in responding to key and changing developments across contemporary commercial photography.

What to expect?

The course has been designed with a mix of independent learing and blended delivery where relevant. With a focus on integrating contemporary technical and business skills underpinned by critical and research practices, you'll gain an invaluable understanding of the photography industry and the business aspect of commercial photography.

Developing the practical skills needed to define yourself as a leading practitioner, you'll be encouraged to develop strong conceptual approaches to your practice, and to achieve a defined identity within your work.

About London College of Communication

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more.

The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Please note, this course is subject to validation.

Information for international students

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you let us know your English language test score in your application. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please indicate this in your application. When asked to upload a CV as part of your application, please include any information about your English test score.

  • IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with 6.5 in Speaking and a minimum of 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing.

  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English on the Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more by visiting our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0)207 514 6599