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Photography Degrees

If you’re fascinated by the idea of capturing and editing images and want to develop both your technical skills and your creative, social and cultural understanding, a photography degree could be for you, allowing you to develop your portfolio and stand out when applying for photography jobs.

Read on for information on typical photography course structures, specializations, careers and key skills. 

Key Skills

Photography key skills

Typical skills gained from BA in Photography courses include:

  • Critical, analytical and practical problem-solving
  • Creative flair
  • Ability to find the best settings and placement for images
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong technical skills in lighting, editing software and camera equipment
  • Ability to critically reflect on and evaluate your work
  • Organization, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Presentation skills
  • Literary communication skills, including technical descriptions, reports, essays and research projects
  • Ability to communicate concepts, narratives and moods through photographs
  • Contextual awareness
  • Self-marketing skills