Manchester Photographic School

Manchester’s only independent photographic school with its own professional school, studios, gallery and conferencing facilities

has a range of courses to suit every learner.

Our professionally published, internationally renowned, and experienced tutors have a wide range of proficiency spreading across many differing themes; travel, reportage, rock and pop, urban and industrial and landscape, etc.

Using new technologies we offer the most up to date instruction which utilises our well equipped teaching and learning rooms and studios. New courses are added frequently and we also offer bespoke one to one or small group, and school curriculum development.
All of our courses are designed and jointly built with educational experts and specialists.

We are always keen to provide courses that suit and meet your needs.  We like to listen, so please feel free to let us know if there is anything that you want to study that we don’t currently offer.

Main entrance, either ask at reception or west wing ( Right Hand Side ) lift , second floor , left out of lift , thru door & on the Right.

ARRIVAL TIMES – Course Start Times:

  • 09.00 am – Please arrive between 08.45 am & 09.00 am (Urban Canal & Street Safari Courses) – Course finish time – 12.00 pm.
  • 10.00 am – Please arrive between 09.30 am & 09.50 am (Beginners & Intermediate Courses) – Course finish time – 16.00 pm
  • 10.00am – Please arrive between 09.30am & 09.50am ( 55+ Beginners Course ) course finish time 16.00 pm
  • 10.00am – Please arrive between 09-30am & 09.50am  ( Advanced Course ) Course finish time  16.00pm
  • 18.30 pm – Please arrive between 6.00 pm & 6.20 pm (MCR@Night Course) – Course finish time - 21.00 pm

Landscape Photography Course – Meet at 09.00 am at the Information Desk at Manchester Piccadilly Train station – Your tutor will be waiting for you in a High Vis Vest with Manchester Photographic written on it. Course finish time – 17.30 pm – approx. arrival at Piccadilly.


Car Parking:
There is a multi-storey car park next to Four Ways house where you will get a discount if you are attending a course with us. There is also plenty of on-road, metered parking situated close to Four Ways House.

Arriving by Train?
We are just a short walk from the station – Take the level exit off the station concourse (Don’t go down the stairs towards the taxis). Follow the road away from the station. Turn right onto Ducie Street. Take the first left onto Dale Street. Either the first, second or third turning on your right will get you within a stones throw of Fourways House on Hilton Street.

Arriving by Bus?:
Our nearest station is at Piccadilly Gardens.


We have Ladies & Gents & Disabled  toilets & washroom
A kitchen with fridge, microwave & hot drinks facilities

The school has a lounge area to relax in during breaks.


Please have a FULLY charged battery & spare if applicable, EMPTY memory card and a Tripod if applicable, plus any other equipment you might like to use.

Please have suitable clothing and shoes for outdoors, it rains in Manchester & we don’t stop for it!