Study Modes for all lifestyles at the British Academy of Photography

A guiding principle here at the British Academy of Photography, is to make high quality education accessible to all. In order to do this, we continuously listen to our students and we are always learning how to adapt and adjust to the busy and demanding lifestyles of the modern world. One of our most important and indeed successful initiatives is our range of study modes that allow students to continue to meet their personal responsibilities while enabling them to embark on their studies.

We offer Home Study, Classroom-based and Live Online Classes. Each mode has been designed to offer people the opportunity to pursue their passion without turning their whole life upside down. This is one of the many reasons why our students and alumni are finding their true potential.

Home Study Courses:

This option is entirely flexible and is best suited to those with some self discipline or if you have a changeable or unpredictable schedule.

Perhaps you simply want to experiment with photography and see if it’s for you? Home study means you can study at your own pace in your own time. You have the freedom to immerse yourself in the world of photography whenever and wherever you want. All of our courses are accredited so you can rest assured that we maintain the highest standards of course content and there is always expert guidance from our tutors. You will basically have everything you need to develop your talents outside of the typical classroom setting.

Key Advantages of Home study modes:

Access course materials anytime, 24/7

Learn at your own pace

Expert online support from our experienced tutors

Community forums for students interaction

Practical assignments and projects

Classroom Courses:

Some people respond well to the more hands-on physical presence that is found in a classroom. Our classroom courses are designed to provide an immersive learning experience.

The structure of a classroom plus the meeting of like-minded people is something many students find beneficial to their learning experience. The shared workspace generates a collaborative atmosphere which can be inspirational in a creative environment as well as contributing to the development of technical skills. All of which is again, expertly guided by industry professionals.

Key Advantages of Classroom study modes:

Hands-on learning with professional-level equipment

Direct mentorship from professional photographers

Collaborative and immersive learning environment

Live Online Classes

Our live online classes are the happy medium between home study and classroom-based options. They provide the structured schedule of a classroom as well as lively collaboration with other students in real time. This option also removes the need to commute or any dependency on a convenient location. Students can enjoy the classroom experience without the need to compromise on their course choices just because the class is too far away or inaccessible. This is an ideal option for those who appreciate the communal aspect of learning but perhaps live in a remote area or cannot commit to travelling.

Key Advantages of Live Online Classes study modes:

Live interaction with tutors and students

Learn from the comfort of any location

Interactive and dynamic online learning tools

Photography Courses Offered in Different Study Modes:

Photography Certificate - Gain a foundation in basic photography skills and understand how to use your camera to take impressive photos.

Photography Diploma - Gain advanced photography skills and techniques to take your photography to the next level or to become a professional photographer.

Photography Postgraduate Diploma - Develop an in-depth understanding of the photography skills, techniques and processes to start your own business. Includes optional work placement.

Higher National Certificate - Attain advanced entry to the second year of a degree with a fully-accredited Higher National Certificate or receive the qualification to become a professional photographer. Includes optional work placement.

Higher National Diploma - Receive advanced entry to the final year of a degree with a fully-accredited Higher National Diploma or learn everything you need to start your own successful photography business. Includes optional work placement.

Photography has been around since the first image “View from the Window at Le Gras” was captured circa 1826, but it has never been more prevalent than it is today. We live in a visual age supported by cutting edge technology which is giving photographers a greater opportunity than ever to produce fascinating and creative images. At the British Academy of Photography, our students learn both technical and theoretical skills to guide them on their own path to great photography. Whether you are pursuing a career in photography or you simply love looking at the world through a lens, photography is an incredibly rewarding way to tell a story and to exercise your creative perspective on life. Every project is a chance to create, explore, and connect with a wide range of issues and people.

We understand that people have responsibilities and challenges that can prevent them from following their dream. This is why we remain dedicated to providing a wide range of study options to meet the individual needs of each aspiring photographer. Whether you prefer the independence of home study, the teamwork of a classroom, or the convenience of live online classes, where there is a will there's a way.

Are you ready to go on your photographic journey with us? Explore our courses and enrol today to begin your journey to embracing the world of photography.

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Written by: Fiona Byrne

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