ARPS

Associate of The Royal Photographic Society.

The RPS offers three levels of Distinctions which set recognised standards of achievement throughout the world.  Both members and non-members can apply for Distinctions (non-members will need to join The Society if they gain a Distinction). We recommend you apply for the LRPS first, unless you're an experienced photographer.

ARPS (Associate) requires images of exceptional standard and a written Statement of Intent (what you hoped to achieve). This is a significant step up from the LRPS.  At this stage creative ability and personal style (what makes your work unique to you), along with complete control of the technical aspects of photography must be evident.  It is at this level that you can first choose to submit your work to a particular specialist category.  It is possible to apply for an ARPS without having first achieved an LRPS, but we do not recommend this unless you have considerable experience in photography.

Below you will find the guidelines for applying for an ARPS as well as the application form.  You can also see examples of successful panels and find Advisory Day and Assessment dates.

If you would like help with your application please contact arps@rps.org or call +44 (0)1225 325760.   


ARPS Galleries

A selection of successful ARPS Distinction portfolios by our Members that you can view and comment on.

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Advisory Days

A list of forthcoming Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship Assessments dates.

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Assessment Dates

A list of forthcoming Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship Assessments dates.

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ARPS - Guidelines

All the information you need to submit your ARPS portfolio for assessment.

Feb 2017
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ARPS - Application Form

Please download and fill in to apply for an ARPS assessment.

Feb 2017
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