Careers in Photography
Transform your talent with a camera into a rewarding creative career and learn how to use photography to communicate – to advertise, persuade or inform.
The world we live in gets more and more visual all the time. Discover practical skills and develop a creative personality so you can make the most of it.
Where can photography take you?
Chances are, you want to be a photographer. With a Raffles degree in photography, you could make that happen – whether it’s working in advertising, commercial, editorial or general photography. Freelance work is very common, but you could also join an existing company, or work your way towards starting your own business.
A photography course can lead you down other career paths as well, such as:
Photography lab technician
Digital image specialist
What do employers look for in a photography graduate?
The photography field is largely made up of freelancers. You’ll need technical skills across different types of photography, and artistic vision – your own unique style and perspective. This type of work can be exciting and rewarding, but as your own boss you’ll also need excellent business and communication skills to liaise with your clients and attract new ones.
… a photography internship or professional experience
One of the best things about doing a bachelor’s degree at Raffles is the real-world experience you get. You’ll intern with industry professionals, where you’ll be able to apply your practical skills and talents, strengthen your portfolio, and make your first industry contacts.
All your teachers are also professional photographers and printmakers, and will set you to task on a variety of real-world briefs, so you’ll get industry insight and exposure right from the get-go.
Still unsure whether a career in photography is for you? Attend our free photography workshops running during the school holidays.
This workshop will equip you with foundational skills to give you a feel for the job, and set you on the right track when you go about applying for courses. With guidance from professional photographers and printmakers, you’ll be able to create a portfolio that stands out from the rest – even if you haven’t got the faintest idea how to start.
If you are interested in attending our photography workshop email: firstname.lastname@example.org