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BA (Hons)Fashion Photography

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UCAS code: FPH1
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study a fashion photography degree at Solent University

Bring your unique style and photographic vision to the world of editorial fashion to push the boundaries of fashion image-making.

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  • Study a highly unusual course. We are one of the few universities in the UK that combines the disciplines of fashion, photography, fashion film and multi-media production into a full degree qualification.
  • Our course team maintain close links with industry which enables you to benefit from guest lectures, live briefs, and placement opportunities.
  • Recent students have enjoyed work placements Graduate Fashion Week, Fat Face, and Hungry Tiger Studios, as well as freelance assistant opportunities with leading photographers.
  • Graduates have gone on to work for renowned fashion companies such as Bottega Veneta, Mulberry, and Jimmy Choo, and secured full-time roles as photographers, studio managers, video editors, production managers and shoot producers.
  • Facilities include 11 professional photography studios, a fully equipped infinity cove, and a range of make-up and hair design spaces.

This video 'Why study BA (Hons) Fashion Photography' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

Course overview

On this creative and forward-thinking degree, you will be supported by experienced tutors and technical instructors, dedicated to giving you the skills you need to become the fashion photographer you dream of being.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from a range of other fashion courses, giving you invaluable networking experience. As part of your degree, you will hone your own personal creative style by undertaking industry placements, giving you essential hands-on experience.

Throughout your studies you will have access to a range of professional photography facilities to broaden your skills, including photography studios (including a specialist infinity cove), make-up studios, Mac suites, and digital reprographics rooms for high quality professional prints. All of which will help you to build a professional and extensive portfolio.

The course places a strong emphasis on equipping you with the skills and knowledge required by employers for a wide range of roles within the fashion industry. Many of our alumni have successful careers as freelance creatives, working internationally in a range of image-making roles.

Work from our final year students across our fashion-related degrees is showcased at Graduate Fashion Week (GFW). In 2023, final-year student, Kristian Braband was awarded the prestigious Terry Mansfield Fashion Publication Award. Read about Kristian's work and his reaction to winning.

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Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

Solent’s Fashion Photography programme focuses on giving you a specialist skillset and thorough understanding of the industry, while allowing you to explore and develop your creative practice.

Applicants will be required to supply a variety of work in a digital portfolio, including sketchbook or supporting material, photography tests and examples, through to written work (essays).

What does this course lead to?

Through the industry-focused skills and knowledge gained on this course, you could find yourself working in an exciting and varied range of creative roles, including fashion, editorial, advertising, production and post-production, digital imaging, video editing, art direction, and picture editing.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


Course facilities include an extensive media loans programme, providing access to high-end DSLR cameras, an extensive range of lenses (including many ‘L’ series and Prime lenses), 35mm cameras, medium format cameras (645, 6x7 and 6x9), large format 5x4 cameras and lenses, and a full stock of accessories – light meters, tripods, flash guns, remote-controlled boom-mounted flash systems and more.

You’ll also have access to our digital reprographics lab, featuring commercial-standard and large-format printers, flatbed scanners, three Hasselblad drum scanners scanning up to 5x4 size and a colour-calibrated ProMac-based reprographic suite. Our recently rebuilt colour and black-and-white darkrooms are of the highest industry standards and students can also freely use our in-house colour film processing machine. Additionally, we have finishing and film processing rooms, a modern multimedia lab featuring 24 iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro, plus large professional photographic studios and associated make-up and styling rooms.

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