We are a leading centre for Photography training in central London, offering opportunities from beginner courses up to industry-recognised professional qualifications.
Expertise and facilities
Photography has been a City of Westminster College specialism for over 50 years. We’ve helped students to build careers in architectural, fine art, forensic and medical photography. We count successful advertising, documentary/news and fashion photographers among our alumni.
As a student with us, you benefit from superb contemporary workspaces, including purpose-built daylight photography studios and digital imaging facilities. We are one of the few London colleges to maintain wet darkrooms – enabling you to develop traditional craft and fine art techniques, alongside expertise with the latest digital technologies.
Our lecturers are practitioners in the field, with many years’ experience of working in industry and teaching to graduate/professional level. Many of our students are already working in the creative industries.
Our department is an affiliate of the Association of Photographers (AoP), an internationally recognised membership organisation, and we offer AoP-affiliated HND in Photography and Foundation Degree in Professional Photography courses.
As part of professional-level training, you benefit from practical and career-focused talks and workshops, including AoP-led seminars on managing the current and future copyright (ownership) of your work.
Our practice-led approach gives you opportunities to develop your talent and build a solid portfolio. We support your development and encourage you to promote your work and build vital contacts for your future career.
Alongside College exhibitions, our students participate in major shows, including Free Range – the UK’s largest public showcase of graduate talent. Our students’ work has won prizes in major competitions, including the Sony World Photography Awards 2013 and the Fujifilm Student Awards 2011.
Free Range is held yearly in East London's Brick Lane and features the work of our Photography students.
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Edurne Aguinaga / BTEC Higher National Certificate Photography
Edurne has been shortlisted for the prestigious World Photography Organisation's Sony World Photography Awards in the Professional Competition Category. To read her interview on the World Photography Organisation's website click here.
Arendi Eastwood Lambrechts / FdA Professional Photography
Brigitte Boldy / BTEC Higher National Certificate Photography
Charles Woodward / BTEC Extended Diploma Art & Design (Formerly ND Photography)
Christopher Butchart / FdA Professional Photography
Claire Wrixon / FdA Professional Photography
Fen Oswin / Access to H.E. Diploma Photography
Ioina Chira / Access to H.E. Diploma Photography
Lewis Buchan / Access to H.E. Diploma Photography
Olga Suchanova / BTEC Higher National Certificate Photography
Simon Thistle / BTEC Extended Diploma Art & Design (Formerly ND Photography)
Vikki Ellis / BTEC Higher National Certificate Photography