Our BA (Hons) Fashion Photography course at UCA Rochester encourages you to learn, think, and create. We’ll ignite your passion for fashion photography, developing your inspiration and dedication to the discipline.
You'll establish a sustainable photographic practice in the creative industries, graduating with experience and practical business knowledge alongside advanced technological skills.
Our supportive and professional environment encourages independent learning and approaches both experimental and savvy to the working of the industry.
Fashion photography has developed from a way of selling clothes to a dream-work of narratives that can trouble as well as inspire, generating desire and shock alike. We'll offer ways to approach fashion photography that enable you to understand and navigate this complex form of image making, and become visually literate and conscientious contributors to our increasingly image-led world.
You’ll be able to work with other students in our School of Fashion to exciting, unique briefs. Led by our team of experienced, research-active academics and professionals, you’ll produce fresh, creative and provocative work for both course and independent projects.
Our fashion and textiles courses are ranked sixth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.
Working in the globally-renowned Rochester Photography Department, you’ll be able to forge connections across alternate disciplines, both within the department and with the prestigious School of Fashion at UCA.
With outward-facing commissions, strong industry and alumni connections, and a shared visiting lecturer programme with the BA (Hons) Photography course, you’ll gain a strong, competitive knowledge of both technical and conceptual theories essential to the working environment in fashion photography.
You’ll be encouraged by our team of internationally renowned, research-active academics and professionals to produce fresh, highly creative and provocative work for both course and independent projects.
Within the course, you’ll be given access to the extensive network of connections on offer from tutors, alumni, visiting lecturers and postgraduate photography students, all to accommodate a strong foundation in the photographic industry.
You’ll have access to photographic studios, film processing suites, colour and black and white darkrooms, professional digital processing suites and up-to-date equipment in order to bring your ideas to life.
Through industry-facing project briefs, strong links with practitioners at multiple levels, portfolio reviews, visiting lecturers, studio visits, and a notable series of course publications and annual exhibitions, you’ll have multiple opportunities to gain valuable contacts and experience within the world of photography.
Some of our industry contacts include the AOP (Association of Photographers), Graduate Fashion Week, 125 Magazine, The Guardian, Men’s File Magazine, The Print Space, Genesis Imaging, Free Range, The Photographers’ Gallery, Creative Advice Network and many others.
Our graduates have landed roles in a dazzling range of fields, including fashion, editorial, advertising, fine art, production and post-production, digital imaging, video editing, art buying and direction, picture editing and research, image management and marketing.