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Course summary

Discover how to become creative and experimental artist within the fashion industry on our BA (Hons) Fashion Photography degree at UCA Epsom. You will explore established and expanded conventions within contemporary fashion photography and produce highly creative original work using industry-standard facilities. Along the way, you’ll benefit from a wealth of industry expertise, work with fashion stylists and make-up artists, use our extensive fashion facilities, and develop in-depth practical and professional skills. You’ll also be able to undertake a work placement. Staff teaching within the cluster include photographers and image makers, stylists, makeup artists, archivists, and experienced academics. They work across a range of outputs for clients including Vogue, ID, Show Studio, VICE, BBC, The Guardian, and Wired. Our students have gone on to work as photographers, retouchers and studio assistants, and have worked with industry connections including Hermes, Indoi and Men’s File magazine. Related courses

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Image & Styling
  • BA (Hons) Photography


In Year 1 you'll consider the significance of environments from a variety of cultural, social and political perspectives. You'll explore questions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, morality, social position and individual representation influence consumer choice. You'll also examine the constructed nature of images and the creation of meaning through various modes of visual production and presentation. In Year 2 you'll build concepts for fashion firms the learn the technical and professional skills necessary to realise those concepts and successfully promote fashion through moving image. You'll explore narrative conventions through a series of contextual lectures and technical workshops, and you'll consider your practice in relation to audiences, publication and the dissemination of photographic work. In Year 3 you'll draw upon the skills you've gained to produce a significant body of work, as well as a dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two or three. To enter directly into year two/three, you’ll need to have studied 120/240 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one/two years of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110

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Additional entry requirements


A portfolio is required for this course. We’ll invite you to an Applicant Day where we’ll review your portfolio, or you can upload an online portfolio to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

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