By studying to become an artist or photographer at London Metropolitan University, you’ll be joining our School of Art, Architecture and Design’s proud list of students, which includes famous artists such as Sam Taylor-Wood, John Cecil Stephenson and Professor Gerard Hemsworth.
Our fine art and photography courses can equip you for a career in the arts – as an artist, illustrator, photographer or in many other creative roles. Our graduates have gone on to be successful in a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, design, film and photography. Many have also won prestigious awards including the Royal Academy’s British Institution Award, the John Ruskin Drawing Prize and the ARTIQ Graduate Art Prize.
As well as having many opportunities to exhibit their work during their course, our graduates have gone on to exhibit in galleries all over the world including in Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, New York, Milan and Singapore. Many of our graduates have also seen their work on display in the UK – at the Royal College of Art, Ashmolean Museum, V&A, British Library and as part of the Government Art Collection.
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Our undergraduate art and photography courses
Art and Design (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
Explore a range of subjects during an initial foundation year, and develop the skills you require to progress onto one of our art or design undergraduate degree courses.
Fashion Photography (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This course is designed to help you build a portfolio of work and gain the necessary skills to begin an undergraduate degree.
Fashion Photography (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
The Fashion Photography BA (Top-up) degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects.
Fashion Photography - BA (Hons)
With strong industry links and a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, the Fashion Photography BA degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects.
Fine Art (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This four-year degree degree with an in-built foundation year is ideal if you don't meet the necessary requirements to enter a three-year undergraduate degree in fine art or painting.
Fine Art (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
On this superb fine art degree you'll be taught by internationally renowned artists in our state-of-the-art facilities, attend international events and gain all the skills and expertise you need to succeed as an artist or in the art world.
Fine Art - BA (Hons)
Do you want artists as tutors, to work in amazing studios and have the creative city of London at your door? Study our Fine Art BA at our School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Illustration and Animation (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This four-year degree is an excellent choice if you don't have the necessary qualifications to apply for our traditional three-year degree in illustration and animation.
Illustration and Animation (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
The Illustration and Animation BA (Top-up) will teach you skills in image-making and visual storytelling including children's books, graphic novels and app design.
Illustration and Animation (with preparatory semester) - BA (Hons)
Our Illustration and Animation (with preparatory semester) BA (Hons) degree has a preparatory semester to teach you the essentials of illustration.
Illustration and Animation - BA (Hons)
The Illustration and Animation BA degree will teach you skills in image-making and visual storytelling including children's books, graphic novels and app design.
Photography (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
Ideal if you can't meet the entry criteria for a standard three-year degree, this photography course includes an intensive foundation year to prepare you for undergraduate study.
Photography (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
Step into our stimulating, challenging and creative Photography undergraduate course located in the heart of London's arts and media hub.
News and success stories from our art and photography courses
Art workshop with students from Tower Hamlets
The School of Art, Architecture and Design organised a workshop for students from Stepney All Saints.
London Met photography student selected as Carte Blanche student laureate
Mina Boromond, who is in her final year of London Met’s Photography BA, was one of only four students in Europe whose work will be shown at a major Paris exhibition.
Economy for Common Good
The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement is running a series of events on research around cultural commons.
London Met photography students shortlisted for industry award
The work of Photography BA students Mina Boromand and Kasia Kowalska were recognised in the Association of Photographers Student Awards.
London Met highlighted in COP26 Universities Network
The University has been recognised for the role of its academic research and sustainability strategy in driving a zero-carbon future.
Debut poetry collection to be published from celebrated alumna
Warsan Shire’s new work, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, will be published 3 March 2022.
Learning from Nubia Way
A creative team from The Architecture Foundation is crowdfunding to deliver a short documentary about the Black-led self-build housing scheme.
Made in China: What could be more of a cliché?
Professor Wessie Ling will give a keynote to inform curatorial work for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen in the Netherlands.
Milling industry support for sustainable housing research project
Wood-Mizer has partnered with the School of Architecture on HomeGrownHouse.
Yinka Ilori on Platinum Jubilee design panel
Yinka will be judging the designs for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem.
Abundant Green Networks: Reimagining our Urban Space
London Met rewilding expert to take part in panel to help cities go greener and healthier, by going pesticide-free.
London Met artist recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List
Dr Andrew Hewish has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the Arts, in recognition of his role as founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Recent Drawing.
30 Days Wild
Urban rewilding project run by London Met's Siân Moxon will offer a new tip every weekday to transform cities for the benefit of wildlife.