Learn key skills in using, shooting and editing your own photography. Develop essential industry skills, gain real-life experience and a recognised industry qualification.

Learn key skills in using, shooting and editing your own photography


Learn the principles of digital photography and professional photographer’s techniques. Explore manual camera settings to learn about lighting, colour, composition and posing a subject in a variety of genres including portrait, product/food, photojournalism, action, and architectural photography. Explore digital editing processing techniques using industry standard software (Adobe). 

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A qualification in photography opens up a range of career pathways in the expanding digital marketing industry, worth over £1.7 billion alone in the UK.

Our programmes are designed to equip you with essential industry skills, recognised industry qualifications and real-life project experience. This course is designed to give you the skills you need to get you closer to your dream career in photography.

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Please confirm you meet the criteria for our courses. You are 19+, have lived in the UK for over 3 years, you have EU settlement status (if applicable), you have a London postcode and are currently unemployed.
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What will you learn?

Work on a live project, or a brief set by your tutor. Produce a creative portfolio and learn how to: 

1. Use manual camera settings

2. Create striking images through the effective use of composition, colour and contrast

3. Capture natural light and create your own lighting techniques

4. VFX – Using creative ideas and concepts for Illustrations and animations, editing and work closely with the content creators and marketing teams.

5. Music Business – Create artist profiles and identify their place in the current market. Identify themes and methods to promote artists in a specific arena. Assess competition and how they differ from current artists.

6. Opportunity to develop your employability skills (CV writing, creating a portfolio/website, interview skills and many more)

7. Present your project to an industry panel and receive feedback online, weekly online tutorials and one to one sessions.

Upcoming Dates

October 2022, March 2023, May 2023, July 2023


4 weeks, 3 days per week.
Courses are delivered 100% online via zoom.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Must be 19+ years old as of August 31st 2022
Must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
EU citizens will need proof of settlement status
Must live at a London postcode
Must be unemployed

Career Pathways for photography

Our students go on to have successful careers in London’s creative economy. Studying for a qualification in photography can open up doors to many career pathways, such as:

  • Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 1-1 dedicated employment support with our Employment Work Coach Heather
  • Further training and professional development
  • Further and Higher Education
Employment Pathways
  • Photographer
  • Film/Image Editor
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Design
  • Press photographer
  • Television Camera Operator
  • Magazine Editor
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Meet the Tutor


Teaches: Photography

Marte began her photographic career after completing a Bachelor of Photography degree from James Cook University in Australia and winning the Kodak Australasia prize in 2005. Since then Marte has had a successful career based in London photographing a variety of genres both in the UK and internationally. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines and books such as The Telegraph, Real Homes, and The Architizer. 

Throughout her career Marte has trained several photography graduates and helped them gain experience to launch their own photography business or find employment within the creative industries. 

Nowadays Marte still shoots professionally as well as focusing on helping adult learners launch their photography career with the help of Big Creative Education. 

The Media courses are great; extremely in depth and gives a great understanding of the overall subject. It also provides you with opportunities within the industry. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and it is very easy to fit into, especially for new students. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great, creative place.

I’m a student currently studying here and I’m enjoying the digital media course that I have picked to study here. I didn’t have any previous experience of media before I came here and since I have joined I’ve managed to learn a lot of new things.

What a fantastic experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the Digital Advertising course in September 2021, lectured by Trevor. I have learned so much in just over a period of 4 weeks. Trevor ensured that I understood each lesson and had regular "check-in" with each of us as students. Trevor attended to each students request/needs and had remarkable patience by repeating the lesson or something that the students might not understand. He always supported our student group with friendliness and professionalism. It is hard in the job market and can feel very isolated. However everyone at the college has made me feel part of something unique and special! THANK YOU BCA TEAM! I can't wait for the next course. What an incredible online learning experience through ZOOM.

So happy I've chosen this place and had amazing results with the help of the most dedicated and talented tutors! Great place to learn new skills and break into the creative industry. I've learned so much during the Digital Marketing course with Matt HUGHES that I could actualy become competitive in the industry and secure a job during the lockdown. Content Creation with Mikis MICHAELIDES has led to creating a Music Video from scratch over 6 weeks and learning the basics of Creative Cloud - and the WEB design course with Adrian Joseph helped me with creating my own website. So grateful !!!

I didn't know what to expect from the Marketing course but Matt Hughes, our tutor, exceed all my expectations as kept us all engaged throughout the lessons by sharing with us his extensive knowledge and how to be applied to both our careers and businesses, thank you.

I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

Have recently taken three different courses to help me retrain and gain work after becoming redundant. BCE is a great charity that offers fully free courses for unemployed adults, all currently delivered on Zoom 2-3 times a week over between 3-6 weeks. I have taken the Graphic Design, Digital Marketing and 2D Animation courses and on all I have learnt a lot with excellent tutors who are experts in their fields. Would highly recommend!

Why study with us?

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Learn from the best Professional tutors with extensive industry experience will teach you everything you need to know
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Develop your skills Equip yourself with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the industry, working to real-world briefs
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State-of-the-Art The most up to date industry-standard equipment allows your ability to shine
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Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy