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A photograph is a language which is understood the world over. Capturing all aspects of your environment, whether it be a special occasion or day-to-day life lets you express yourself from your own unique perspective. A talented photographer can use their camera to show the beauty of any situation, or indeed the reality.

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 expert lecturers and will have access to a 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, taking part in external shoots, and going on inspirational trips.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Photography student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Neil Percy, Programme Area Manager for Photography by emailing

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...

Department news

Boston College Photography Lecturer makes her European TV Debut

Boston College staff members and students will be tuning in to Sky Arts next week to see if their Photography Lecturer has what it takes to be titled ‘Master of Photography’


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