Campus:  London

Duration: 2 years

Intake Periods: February 2015 / October 2015 (Scholarships are available)

Fees: UK/EU £6,000, International £6,500

Funding: Students taking this course may be eligible for course funding. Depending on your chosen intake, you must apply for funding within a certain period. Contact a programme advisor for further information.




The HND in Photography offers you the unique opportunity to develop your own signature style and visual language in the creation of a professional photography portfolio.

This 2-year programme explores analytical and critical approaches to photographic imagery, together with the study of the critical context of photography. You will develop your technical, darkroom and studio skills whilst exploring images from a critical stance. At the end of the course you will be expected to create a professional portfolio of work which will assist you in pursuing a successful career in the industry.



Our goal is to provide you with the focused knowledge and understanding of Photography needed to qualify for entry-level, industry positions as Commercial or fine art Photographers, Picture Editors, Picture Researchers, Digital Retouchers, Digital Operators, Photographic Assistants, Professional Photographic Fine art Printers.

In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills that contribute to life learning, providing you with tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career.



  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Qualification: Full secondary education. Minimum 4 GCSE's (Grade C or above) and minimum of 2 A levels (no less than grade D) for UK applicants Or any NARIC recognised equivalence
  • Language: English proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component), PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component), TOEFL (IBT) 87 (min. L-21, R-22, S-23, W-21)
  • Alternative: Mature students (over 21) are accepted, subject to professional references, significant work experience and a strong personal statement





This qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for progression directly into employment in the photography industry. Following you graduation you will be equipped to (provide) produce photographic content for a variety of photographic industries such as fine art galleries, advertising and editorial clients, websites, magazines and corporate clients. You will also be able to progress onto (further education through professional qualifications, undergraduate or postgraduate degrees) higher education on undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.



Notice: London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) is an academic division of the London School of Business & Finance (LSBF). The courses described on this page are provided by LSBF (t/a LCCA). This website provides information both about courses provided by London College of Contemporary Arts Ltd and London School of Business & Finance (UK) Limited, t/a LCCA. We will always make it clear which entity provides your course and is responsible for academic standards and the student experience before you sign up and on our offer letters. All courses specifically designated for student support are provided exclusively by LSBF. 

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