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Commercial Photography

Arts University Bournemouth

36 months
17950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The media relies on creative imagery to communicate messages. This Commercial Photography course at Arts University Bournemouth gives you the opportunity to develop a specialist career, working within fashion and beauty, advertising, documentary/editorial and portraiture.


Through the combination of creativity and technical skill, our Commercial Photography students at Arts University Bournemouth aspire to challenge perceptions, and push boundaries, through making imagery that's at the forefront of contemporary photographic practice.

The course outcomes will be met by deploying a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including workshop projects, studio projects, lectures, seminars, group critiques, guided reading and tutorials.


  • The methods employed will, wherever possible, induct students in the disciplines required of a creative practitioner in commercial photography along with transferable skills (managing self, professional skills and team working), and value and credit any relevant previous experience.

Programme Structure

  • In your first year, you’ll learn the creative, practical and theoretical skills that you’ll build upon during your degree. 
  • We’ll introduce you to a variety of traditional and digital photographic techniques and processes, giving you a strong technical foundation in location and studio lighting, analogue and digital capture, as well as moving image and digital postproduction techniques. 
  • This year also covers key historical and theoretical themes through written assignments, used to reinforce learning and development.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard offers for degree courses include:

  • GCE A Levels – BBB at A Level excluding General Studies, or 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Pass
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Distinction* Distinction*
  • BTEC/OCR Extended Diploma at Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • RSL/UAL Diploma – must be combined with other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 112-120 UCAS Tariff points
  • RSL/ UAL Extended Diploma at Merit
  • A combination of BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and A Levels – equivalent to 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • Three BTEC Subsidiary Diploma passes at Grade Merit
  • Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

International/EU 2nd&3rd year: £16,950

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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