Course overview

  • Starts: Sep 2022 / Sep 2023
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: W640
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £16,500

Ideal for: budding digital photographers who wish to bring messages to life through powerful imagery

Picture perfect.

Skilled digital photographers are in demand across various industries to capture a moment in time and bring messages and products to life. With access to gold-standard equipment, this photography degree works with your creative talent, exploring lighting and art direction to create evocative and powerful images.

Student showcase

Student work on the Digital Photography course

Student work on the Digital Photography course

Digital Photography by student Benjamin Peters

Sports photography work by student Benjamin Peters

Digital photography student work by Benjamin Peters

Sports photography work by student Benjamin Peters

Oliva Fabb Digital Photography student work

Work by student Oliva Fabb

Undergraduate work on Digital Photography course

Work by student Christian James Wood

The Seven Deadly Sins photo series portrays each sin as a unique character with references to the colour, animal and demon of the sin. 

This work by student Christian James Wood is entitled 'Gula'.

Digital photography

Digital photography

Undergraduate work on Digital Photography course

Work by student Ed Carey 

Photography Students Lenslife project

Photography Students Lenslife project

Why study this photography degree course?

  1. Accredited by the Association of Photographers (AOP) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
  2. Nurture a diverse skillset across a range of digital photography sub-disciplines
  3. Industry-focused and exception industry connections 
  4. Placement opportunities within prestigious organisations
  5. Mix of practice and theory-based learning modules
  6. Supported by expert teaching staff and visiting professionals

Nothing tells a story like a powerful image. Digital photography is one of the most dynamic mediums within the creative industries; it is a dominant force in shaping and defining contemporary society. 

This digital photography course in London, UK, is the destination for budding contemporary photographers who wish to push the boundaries of a powerful medium. Accredited by the Association of Photographers (AOP) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), you will learn to decipher creative briefs, develop your own photographic style and prepare collections for exhibitions and competitions.

This industry-focused photography degree provides an education in the broader areas of digital photographic practice and will instil an understanding of the rapidly changing principles and methods that underpin new and emerging creative commercial practice.

You will use practical skills, knowledge and critical application of digital photography, helping you to explore the creative potential of your camera. Through a mix of practice and theory-based learning, you will be taught to think like a photographer and explore how images are created, shared, distributed and sold. 

This future-focused BA Hons photography degree course from Ravensbourne University London is designed to combine practical skills with a knowledge of the critical application of digital photography. You will explore the creative potential of the camera and the theories and movements that drive change. 

You will be encouraged to develop your own distinctive portfolio to showcase a high level of technical skill, whilst understanding the theory of photography, as well as seek opportunities for placements at top London agencies and photographers. You will also be encouraged to work collaboratively with other students across the college and different disciplines.


Key study topics

This degree in Photography provides an education in the broader areas of digital photographic practice. You will develop a diverse skillset skills across:

  • Photojournalism
  • Editorial
  • Documentary
  • Portraiture
  • Advertising
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Architecture
  • Picture research
  • PR

The specifics

Alumni stories

In the media

MONTCALM EAST features Ravensbourne department

Montcalm East hotel

The hotel is partnering with art consultant Anne Trouillet Rogers of CULTURE A and the Department of Photography at Ravensbourne University London, for a photographer-in-residence initiative for university students and alumni.

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Partnering with montcalm hotels

Ravensbourne's collaboration with Moncalm Hotels

"The hotel has also partnered with Ravensbourne University London’s department of photography, offering alumni and students opportunities to exhibit their work... Read more


Our facilities are open to every student

Our facilities are open to every student

One of the best things about our facilities is that they are open to all students no matter what course they are studying.

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woman sat working at imac suite

iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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Staff in the Kit Store

Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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Student using the materials library

Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Girl sitting in library

Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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