Falmouth University Photography

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Falmouth University Photography

Photography at Falmouth has a long and celebrated history and our alumni are widely recognised across diverse photographic contexts nationally and internationally.

Students on our courses experience the specialisms of their chosen field of study, supported by bespoke academic teams whilst sharing the technical facilities and collaborative learning opportunities with students both in photography and across the University. Our in-house photo agency, Cartel Photos, offers students the opportunity to undertake paid commissions and provides an international web platform from which students can sell work to news agencies, magazines and advertising agencies. This agency supports current students and alumni equally.

The photographic resources at Falmouth are considered to be amongst the best in Europe and offer students rich opportunities to create work both digitally and traditionally. Spacious studios, high spec postproduction facilities, and knowledgeable technical experts support a diverse range of photographic practices.

The emphasis within all our specialist photography programmes is on developing ideas and concepts, pushing originality and acquiring high-level skills to ensure work communicates and makes a lasting impact. All the programmes activate an interface between both learning and professional environments and the photography teaching teams ensure both practical and intellectual development. A vibrant visiting speaker programme, practical workshops by leading practioners, and the established annual Falmouth Photo Symposium encourage new ideas and thinking.


  • National and international placements
  • Professional facilities and equipment free to loan
  • Portfolio reviews from visiting experts
  • Paid opportunities at our in house photo agency
  • Opportunities to exhibit and publish your work
  • Optional study trip to New York

How the course is taught

A practice-based course, project work is supported by trips to local and national galleries, studios and companies. Core teaching involves an extensive programme of practical inductions, tutorials, seminars, lectures, workshops and group activities. As you progress, you’ll be encouraged to question and engage with photographic debates, developing your professional practice and fluency.

Course outline

BA(Hons) Photography prioritises your individual interests, drawing out your unique potential so that your work can play a part in the changing landscape of professional photographic territories. The course challenges you to think beyond predictable modes of representation while also supporting you with high staff contact time to articulate and develop your own ideas.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.

+44 (0)1326 213730
Online enquiry form