Five reasons to study Photography

Are you handy with a camera, or always snapping photos when you are out and about? A Photography course might be the right way to go to pursue your passions. Here are five reasons to study Photography at Birmingham City University.

 1. We’re ranked number 1!

We are the number one university in the UK for Photography courses (Guardian League Table, 2024), meaning you will be studying at an institution that has outstanding teaching, facilities, course satisfaction and graduate outcomes.

2. Impressive industry collaborations

Whilst studying on the Photography course, you will get opportunities to work on live projects and meet top industry professionals. Past students have had the opportunity to meet with Lady Gaga’s Creative Director, Ruth Hogben, as well as work on live briefs with Warwickshire County Cricket Club. 

3. Facilities

Our Photography course is based at our City Centre Campus’s Parkside building, a hub for our Arts, Design and Media courses. You will be surrounded by likeminded, creative individuals, as well as everything you will need in terms of equipment and facilities. These include: 

  •       Industry standard photographic studios
  •       Darkroom
  •       Film scanning
  •       Film processing room
  •       Large format printing
  •       Extensive Hires & Loans department
  •       Exhibition spaces 

4. Expert lecturers

As well as being the highest-ranking Photography course in the UK, we’re proud to have some of the best lecturers and experts in the business teaching on the course. Course Leader, Joe Miles, has extensive experience as a photographer and has worked with the BBC, BT, Conde Nast, Liverpool FC, Microsoft and many more. With impressive industry connections, Joe has brought in some world-renowned photographers to speak to and work with students.

5. Employability

As well as teaching key employability skills throughout the course, we also have links to industry when it comes to employment after you have finished studying. Our students have gone on to work with brands and companies such as Adidas, Nike, Sony, Universal Music, New Balance and Vogue.

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