Image credits: Beth Atkinson. Dibs McCallum. Francesca Kissak. John Pennington. Leo White. Sian Oliver. Tom Comber.
BA (Hons) Photography at NUA is a Creative Skillset accredited and Association of Photographers recognised course, which maintains an intrinsic relevance to the changing world of commercial photography.
Students create images with passion and individuality while acquiring an understanding of markets, the needs of a client and the importance of communicating with an audience. Projects provide opportunities to work on location and in the studio, developing high levels of competence using industry standard cameras, lenses, lighting equipment and editing software in the digital darkrooms. Tutorials, group critiques and lectures provide an understanding of visual communication and explore the evolution of digital technologies, copyright law and client expectations.
The range of briefs include projects set by distinguished guests who specialise in diverse areas of commercial practice, such as NUA Visiting Professor and music photographer Andy Earl (Madonna, Prince, Johnny Cash), Tim Flach (Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold) and Lydia Goldblatt (Magenta Flash Forward Award). As students progress through the course they explore a range of career opportunities within the photographic industries and graduate with a portfolio of work which will stand out from the crowd.
James is Course Leader BA (Hons) Photography at NUA. He comes from a commercial photographic background that includes industrial photography, editorial content for the specialist rock climbing market and work for design agencies. Work undertaken for these companies has involved producing images for literature to promote clients ranging from youth development initiatives to business lawyers. He has held the position of the British Mountaineering Councils official photographer, covering events such as the finals of the World Climbing Championship in Birmingham. James’s research has focussed on the implementation of Governmental education policy and the relationship between the photographic industry and education. Read James’s staff profile.
James works across both the BA and MA in Photography. He has been a professional photographer since 1995 producing national and international campaigns for some of the UK’s top advertising agencies. His portraits have appeared in numerous UK and overseas magazine titles. His work has been shown by the Photographers Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery as well as being widely exhibited elsewhere in the UK and abroad. In 2009 he graduated from LCC with an MA in photography. Read James’s staff profile.
Juneko graduated from the BA (Hons) Documentary Photography course at University of Wales, Newport with a First class honours degree and was awarded with a Distinction for her PGCE at Reading University. Juneko has worked as a key member of the course team since 2010. Her teaching and practice are informed by her experience of working in an advertising agency, her freelance work and a diverse range of educational and community engagement work she has carried out in private and public sectors. Read Juneko’s staff profile.
Ross’ work is concerned with memory and absence and he is currently concentrating on editorial portrait commissions and personal projects. Recent works include documentary landscape project on the highlands of Scotland, investigating his memories of growing up and a project exploring how we interact in communal space around the UK. Editorial clients include Port, Oh Comely, Vogue Brazil, Used, Artrocker, Tiger, and Ditrcit MTV. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of London and The Museum of Club Culture. Clients include Topman, Timberland, The Museum of London and Lavenham. He was Director of Photography at Jocks & Nerds magazine from 2011 to 2013 and is the sole staff photographer.
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