London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Photography Portfolio Development

This intensive course gives students the skills needed to define themselves as photographers working at the cutting edge of contemporary photographic practice; our carefully structured programme focuses on practice-based pathways in photography practice, portfolio research and development; this challenging course explores both traditional image capture skills and the development of new hybrid technologies; it enables students to develop a range of intellectual, analytical and professional skills; during their studies, students have the opportunity to develop a high quality portfolio suitable for presentation when approaching clients for employment or commissions; students work on set and self-initiated projects which promote learning through discovery, interaction and response to change.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent experience is necessary to be considered for this course; we are looking for applicants who are progressing from an undergraduate course (or equivalent) and who already have a portfolio that demonstrates a high level of practice; alternatively students could be working as self-employed practitioners or considering entering the profession; in this case students have the intention of expanding their subject knowledge and understanding.

Course modules

Phase 1: Photographic research; commercial applications; photographic futures. Phase 2: Project proposal (photography research methodology and application); major project (research in practice).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 5,340 per Whole course (home fees) 30 weeks
PgDip Full-time £ 10,640 per Whole course (overseas fees) 30 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Communication Southwark SE1 6SB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7514 6400