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.
Painting (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This course will allow you to explore your potential in different creative practices and establish an individual direction.
Painting - BA (Hons)
If you love painting, this is the degree for you. You'll study the art form in practice as well as its history, culture and position in contemporary art.
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
Paris Photography Prize Success
Fashion Photography lecturer’s photograph wins bronze in international award.
London Met alum shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award
Jack Houston, who graduated from the University’s Creative Writing and English Literature programme, is among an illustrious group of nominees for the prestigious fiction prize.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
Peter Marigold and Graduates
12-20 September 2020
Leading designer invites graduates of BA Furniture and Product Design to exhibit with him during the capital’s biggest annual celebration of design.
Yinka Ilori recognised for impact on design scene
London Met Furniture and Product Design alumnus has been awarded the Emerging Design Medal by London Design Festival.
Artists for Flood Relief: student raises funds for Pakistan disaster
Through an online exhibition of artworks donated from around the world, Shanzay Subzwari is part of a group selling prints to provide support for the recently flooded city of Karachi.
Shapeshifting the creative
Dr Jane Turner discusses the process of creating Gog Magog, a new dance film, and how global events shifted its form and structure.
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Think Make Play
The creative technology work by the School of Computing and Digital Media's Class of 2020 is presented in an online showcase.
Gog Magog: a new dance film
Inspired by ancient legends, this pioneering new film was developed through lockdown, and features a cast of dancers from around the world.
The visual history of London's street signs
A new photography book by London Met's Alistair Hall documents the most beautiful and curious nameplates of the capital.
Colorama: London Met grad designs one-of-a-kind skatepark
Furniture and Product Design alum Yinka Illori has used his signature style to transform the park.
Theatre at London Met number one for student satisfaction
For the second year running, 100% of Theatre and Performance students agreed that they were satisfied with their course.