Taught course

Fashion Photography

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

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Entry requirements

You will have:

  • A relevant degree and prior experience engaging on a critical and/or practical level with fashion photography, media or fine art photography.
  • The proven ability and willingness to collaborate, generate ideas, engage with current cultural discourse and showcase an understanding of your practice and the motivation to explore it further at post-graduate level.

We would expect to see a portfolio that evidences intellectual rigour, curiosity, technical skills, practical and critical thinking and a deep interest in fashion, photography, fine art and new media.

We will also consider applicants who are practicing photographers, artists and designers from different professions with an interest in fashion and photography. We are also interested in applicants from an artistic or scientific background, who have a desire to progress into a career in the creative industries.

AP(E)L – Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning:

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference

Or a combination of these factors.

Each application will be considered on its own merit but cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Fashion Photography course is designed for graduates or professionals to situate and develop their photographic practice within new or established creative and commercial protocols, and employment opportunities. Students are encouraged to develop an analysis, philosophy and vision of fashion + photography that is informed by culture, politics, and aesthetics that is outward facing towards industrial, environmental, cultural and societal contribution and benefit, for example. The course draws on a range of cultural, educational, professional and global references to define an expanded and relevant discourse in fashion photography practice, research and development, and employability.

This is meant to foster a range of approaches and techniques, rather than promote a singular or fixed purpose of fashion photography. In this way, the course seeks to develop fashion photographies that oscillate between notions of truth and fiction; sameness and difference; public and private; still and moving; the mirror and window; the epic and the everyday, for example - much like the image and spectacle of fashion itself as body, representation and identity.

Students engage with photography as the perfect medium, with explicit and implicit capacity for contextual and conceptual interplays, where photography encompasses the full range of technologies and thinking across analogue, digital and moving image platforms.

Information for international students

IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking Please check our main English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,220 per course
International students
£22,920 per course

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

020 7514 7344/7582/7563