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Studying photography at Boston College will develop your practical skills in visual and technical photography, using both film and digital cameras.

You will be taught by industry expect lecturers and will have access to the photography studio, black and white dark room, colour processing facilities and Apple Mac suites.

During the course there are extra opportunities to expand your skills and enhance your portfolio including: displaying your work in a professional exhibition that's open to the general public, take part in external shoots, and go on inspirational trips.
"Having an industry professional as a lecturer is amazing."

"I chose Boston College because it was the coolest college, it has all the equipment including backgrounds, lightening, dark room and studio space."
You will study areas such as studio, location, darkroom, image manipulation, freelance work, narrative image making, and presenting your finished pieces. You will also use Photoshop, Lightbox and other digital software.

Your own interests will directly impact the type of projects you work on and the finished concepts you produce. In the second year you can specialise in your preferred medium for the Final Major Project.

You will also work closely with local companies to produce ‘Live Briefs’ relating to industry.

Case studies

Stuart Fuller

I want to work in TV production, and after 2 years studying TV and Film at another local college. I wanted to gain skills in photography. Read more...

Poppy King

I had no experience before I started my course, but my lecturer has helped a lot... Read more...

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New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


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