Commercial Photography BA (Hons)

Why Study BA (Hons) Commercial Photography?

  • Study and challenge a range of photographic genres including documentary, editorial, advertising, fashion, product and portrait photography 
  • Produce individual and collaborative authored work to a high commercial standard 
  • Develop specialist knowledge, skills and opportunities required to pursue your commercial ambitions 
  • Gain an understanding of the photography industry through examining a range of historical, social cultural, ethical and topical debates
  • Expand your personal and professional development on either a 2-week or 30-week (minimum) placement within a professional organisation to gain valuable work experience.

Wiltshire College and University Centre’s Salisbury campus has an enviable reputation and over 50 years’ experience of delivering photography degrees that balance technical mastery, personal experimentation and creative development, giving you the best possible basis for a successful career. You’ll undertake a wide range of projects, including professionally guided assignments, research into the industry, as well as the production of a professional-style portfolio.


You'll work in fully equipped studios and have access to state-of-the-art facilities including a post-product computer suite, a range of high-end professional cameras (all formats) and lighting equipment. You'll also have the opportunity to use the latest digital imaging software as well as traditional techniques for post-production work, increasing the opportunities for creative solutions to contemporary communication challenges.

You will be encouraged to continue our longstanding success in entering national and international competitions such as those organised by the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Photographers and the British Institute of Professional Photography, to which the course is affiliated.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
W641 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2021 entry: The requirements are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

For September 2022 entry: We will ask you to provide a portfolio in support of your application which will be reviewed by one of the tutors on the course.

Required subjects: All subjects considered

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