Image credits: Jakub Jurkiewicz, Robin Wright, Sam Voaden, Tim Jobling, Yiannos Hadjielia.
Photography BA (Hons)
This unique course encourages experimentation with both traditional and digital photography, moving image and sound. Individual projects and group work prepare you for a demanding professional world in the creative industries.
We focus on developing your unique creative vision and abilities to become a highly employable practitioner of lens-based media, able to work flexibly across a wide range of artistic and creative design and production roles.
In the first year you will take modules in Photography, Moving Image, Contextual Studies and Digital Media. Lectures by internationally acclaimed experts are backed up by studio, digital and darkroom workshops. Visits to historical archives ensure that you fully understand the origins, development and possibilities of your subject.
The second year projects require a more self-motivated and professional approach to making work, building on the solid grounding provided in the first year. You are introduced to professional practice and you will begin to identify a specialist area of study by pursuing your creative ideas through a process of research and experimentation. Guest lecturers from a variety of lens-based backgrounds give you an insight into the realities of commercial and artistic professional practice.
The third year is the time to produce your own portfolio of unique work and demonstrate your expertise by responding to national and international competition briefs.