Taught course


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

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree or equivalent experience to be considered for this course. We are looking for applicants who may be progressing from an undergraduate course (or equivalent) and who already have a portfolio that demonstrates a good level of practice.

Alternatively, you could be considering a career change and already have a portfolio of good quality photographic images, and now interested in expanding your subject knowledge and understanding, and developing a career in photography.

Language requirements (International/EU)

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.

  • IELTS 6.0, with 5.5 in each four skills is required.
  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English on the Language Requirements page.

For further details regarding international admissions and advice please visit the International Applications page.

Portfolio and interview advice

All applications submitted must be supported by a portfolio of work to be considered at interview. Your portfolio should be in the form of up to 20 images of your work on a USB stick or CD (4MB limit per image). Please label your work carefully with your name, plus titles if appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

Graduate Diploma Photography will give you the practical skills you'll need to define yourself as a leading photographer and by encouraging the development of a strong conceptual approach to your personal practice, achieve a defined identity in you work.

The course will give you an invaluable understanding of the photography industry and the business aspect of professional photography, as well as introduce you to key contacts and help you build relationships.

Building on the rich heritage of photography teaching at London College of Communication, Graduate Diploma Photography will open a variety of career opportunities in professional photography.

During your studies, you'll work towards developing a high quality portfolio suitable for presentation when approaching clients for future commissions or industry roles. In addtion, you'll work on set and self-initiated projects which promote learning through discovery, interaction and response to change.

For those wishing to continue their study the theory and research elements of the course will also prepare you for continued learning at a higher level of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Photography is taught within the School of Media at LCC.

Information for international students

International: +44 (0)20 7514 8138.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
£17, 920

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Adrian Mott
+44 (0)20 7514 6599