The new Photography course at the London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi) will be based upon international standards, focusing upon creative, personal and professional development. Students will develop confidence and skills in preparation for entry into the professional working environment.



Course Duration

3 years, full-time

Students will be provided the opportunity to develop a creative photographic practice in a challenging environment in which to develop individual potential within a broad range of contemporary photographic practices. The continual development of a personal portfolio of work will enable them to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers

The course builds from an experimental induction-focused first year of study, orientated around workshop activities, the expansion of visual/critical vocabulary and on improving technical skills.

The second year encourages students to consider the importance of creative process and how their work might be situated in the creative industries through elements such as live project briefs and collaborations with professional and academic partners.

Students will complete final year with a major project to give them an opportunity to set their own briefs and produce a professional portfolio to prepare them for a career in their chosen field.

Course Modules

  • Ideas Generation
  • Visual Communication
  • Communication with images
  • Drawing Techniques and Processes
  • Contextual & Cultural Referencing
  • Practice within Digital Environment
  • Photographic Materials
  • Techniques and Technology
  • Advertising photography
  • Food Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Press Photography

Accredited international qualifications with international pathways

LCDF-Hanoi provides a full time bachelor programme including options studying at LCDF-Hanoi and partner Universities in the UK. Many LCDF - Hanoi students have transferred to the UK for higher degrees at the following Universities: Northumbria University (Newcastle), The University of West England (Bristol), The University of Middlesex (London), Liverpool John Moore University, University of Gloucestershire, to name a few.

Some students also have transferred to other countries such as Savannah College of Art and Design (USA), Colombus College of Art & Design (USA), France, Italy to continues their study. Students are therefore able to experience more of a international lifestyle by studying outside Vietnam.

Teaching styles

Teaching encompasses design studio practice, formal lectures, group seminars, tutorials, exhibition and store visits, presentations and practical workshops. Assessment occurs at the end of each semester with informal critiques held at appropriate times throughout the year.


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Julie Vola

Photography Lecturer

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Nicky Vu

Programme Co-ordinator/ Fashion Lecturer

Career Opportunities

Documentary, Editorial, Advertising Practice, Fashion, Freelance photography (editorial, fashion, advertising, portrait)

Entry Requirements

  • High School Graduate or an equivalent international foundation course qualification which includes art and design.
  • English language certificate of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country and haven’t completed a degree in English, you’ll need to provide evidence of your English language ability to study with us. English for Design courses are available before and during the course for students who need to improve their English level to study with us.
  • Have ability in drawing or illustration or show interest (through interview).
  • For students who are not based in Hanoi, portfolios and interviews can be done via Skype or submitted electronically.

Intensive Design Foundation

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you may be able to apply for a preparation course to help you gain entry to our undergraduate study.

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VND 92,500,000 per term, 3 terms per year

VND 239,000,000 per year


If you need any further information about accommodation nearby us and cost of living in Hanoi, please refer to the website below or feel free to ask us for support. You can find lots of information on houses in Tay Ho District, which is close to the college.

How to Apply

You can apply the course online or obtain application form from our college.
For further information on how to apply, please visit the How to Apply page.