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Commercial Photography (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Penryn, United Kingdom
During the Commercial Photography (Hons) offered at Falmouth University, with a solid understanding of advertising, marketing, branding, narrative and audience, you’ll produce innovative photographic, video and multimedia content to tell compelling, omni-channel stories, using the latest camera technology and professional lighting systems in our and digital post-production suites.
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You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with Creative Advertising students at our Falmouth Campus on live campaigns and brand strategies, and shoot real commissions with our in-house agency, MAYN Creative, building your professional network through work experience in the industry.

During the Commercial Photography (Hons) offered at Falmouth University, you will:
  • Work on real industry challenges, building the skills to respond to client briefs - from concept through to pitch and delivery.
  • Explore still life, food, product, portrait, beauty, fashion, location, lifestyle, documentary, interiors and architecture in both still and moving image.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of planning, project management and workflow - including pre and post-production, design, layout and retouching.
  • Acquire valuable skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, negotiation and collaboration, alongside budget management and legal and ethical considerations.

What you'll learn

You’ll gain a solid understanding of advertising, marketing, branding, narrative and audience. Using industry-standard technologies, equipment and processes, you’ll produce innovative photographic, video and multimedia content. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Year 1

From day one you’ll develop specialist photographic skills and learn to market yourself as a professional visual content producer. You’ll explore the contexts and histories of modern advertising and the fundamentals of marketing communications, and we’ll introduce you to a range of commercial photography and moving image-making techniques and technologies.

Year 2

Through portfolio development, live briefs and work placements you’ll raise your level of technical ability, explore the commercial environment and build on your critical and collaborative working skills. You’ll also begin to investigate using photography and moving image within multichannel campaigns and use theories and concepts to critically reflect on the impact of emerging technologies.

Year 3

This year is your chance to shape your professional and creative identity. Putting your skills to use.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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