"Having the advantage of being a small college, Blake team of teachers and staff are not only very committed but also friendly and highly effective. Even after completing my studies I still have the support of Blake College in my personal projects. Juliana Ramos da Costa, Digital Media student 2010-11


Our Practical Photography classes, taught by Bill Ling, and some Photography Workshop classes, taught by Andrew Williams, are now operating from the internationally renowned Holborn Studios. The darkroom facility was recently opened by the eminent photographer David Bailey. Students have the opportunity to use the state of the art studio and darkroom and can also use the canteen and other facilities. Holborn Studios is also the home of the Association of Photographers.

Blake Photography students pay an annual studio and darkroom fee of £500, or £12.50 per half day, for membership and use of these world class facilities.

Have a look at Holborn studios http://www.holbornstudios.com


Blake is a small, friendly, independent college in central London. Established in 1986, we offer courses in Fine Art, Photography and Digital Media, as well as Fashion, Interior and Graphic design.

We provide a lively, informal learning atmosphere where students are treated as individuals and are given personalised guidance and support throughout their course. We have developed a happily distinctive ethos, tailoring a suitable programme of studies for each student and encouraging them to develop their own enthusiasms while offering a great deal of flexibility. Our small size allows us to get to know all our students as individuals so that we can help them to realise their personal potential and guide them towards achieving a creatively fulfilling future. Blake is refreshingly different from the many large and impersonal colleges that may be well established and prestigious but are often not flexible enough to meet the needs of the individual student.

As an accredited qualification centre we can offer a range of internationally recognised qualifications.We also receive some government funding which we use to offer reduced fees or free courses to qualifying students.

Students normally stay for a full academic year but can come and go for shorter or longer periods because of the structured, modular and project based nature of the courses.

The College takes its inspiration from William Blake, the eighteenth century painter, poet and mystic who was also an artisan managing to make a living within the society around him while remaining true to himself.